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Offline Kyle Winzer

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Brewery in startup looking for a Head Brewer/Brewmaster
« on: September 11, 2020, 02:11:28 PM »
Hi I'm Kyle and I am a part of a group in Connecticut looking to start a new brewery/bar/venue with a concept that stands out against the current options in the area. We've been doing research and trying to gain some guidance to ensure we start out on the right foot and to avoid as many issues as possible. We are interested in finding a Head Brewer that believes in our creative focus and is willing to help bring the vision to life. I appreciate any and all assistance and I am willing to discuss in more detail with anyone that is interested.

Kyle Winzer

bsharpbrewing@gmail.com

Offline Cliffs

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Re: Brewery in startup looking for a Head Brewer/Brewmaster
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 02:42:21 PM »
Hi I'm Kyle and I am a part of a group in Connecticut looking to start a new brewery/bar/venue with a concept that stands out against the current options in the area. We've been doing research and trying to gain some guidance to ensure we start out on the right foot and to avoid as many issues as possible. We are interested in finding a Head Brewer that believes in our creative focus and is willing to help bring the vision to life. I appreciate any and all assistance and I am willing to discuss in more detail with anyone that is interested.

Kyle Winzer

bsharpbrewing@gmail.com
what kind of beers are you hoping to brew?

Offline Kyle Winzer

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Re: Brewery in startup looking for a Head Brewer/Brewmaster
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2020, 12:26:03 PM »
We would like to have at least five staples that we have on tap year round. Something along the lines of two styles of IPA, a stout or porter, a sour, an ale and maybe even create our own version of a light beer. We would have seasonal beers as well as specialties that would be rotated throughout the year. This is more like a guideline than actually set in stone. The Brewer would have some real creative freedom with us.

Offline Saccharomyces

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Re: Brewery in startup looking for a Head Brewer/Brewmaster
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2020, 10:07:51 PM »
If you want to be different, look at niche brewing. However, if you are yet another venue offering variations on the IPA theme and sours, you are going to find standing out to be very difficult because there is a lot of competition in that space. The problem with Millennials is that ale means IPA.  It is no different than previous generations where beer meant adjunct lager.  You need to find fast maturing styles that your competitors are not making.  If you are doing the brewpub thing, look at niche brewing pared with niche cuisine such as matching fast-maturing Belgian styles with Flemish and Wallonian dishes. It would be risky, but being an also ran in the IPA and sour world carries its own risk.

Offline HopDen

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Re: Brewery in startup looking for a Head Brewer/Brewmaster
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2020, 12:46:22 PM »
If it were me, I would go old school style! Beer like a Grodziskie, Farmhouse, saisons, lagers and ales. I like traditional beers. Less is more. You can make killer beer with few ingredients. Keep things simple. IMHO, sours SUCK!! It is akin to brushing your teeth and then immediately drinking OJ.

IPA's have a respectable place in anyones brewery and I like when there are at least a couple of choices. Personally, I like flavor and aroma over a 100 IBU hop bomb. Just me though.

Did I say sours SUCK? Please, no more sours.


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Re: Brewery in startup looking for a Head Brewer/Brewmaster
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2020, 06:37:42 PM »
If. You want to stand out look at who is your Direct competitor see what they are offering then offer better.  Don’t me another brewery that’s offering all the range beers of the day. Go with the classic that work and work well.


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