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Presenting... Doughboy Brewing Company!
« on: September 09, 2011, 03:40:58 AM »
One small step, one giant leap, as it were. Thanks to the lack of regulations around my neck of the woods, opening a brewery has been as easy as filling out a form online. No health department visits, no filing with authorities for license to sell (that's only for places where you have open containers), only getting a business ID and paying a couple hundred euros to join the appropriate society/guild thing. Still waiting on supply deliveries, but my first production runs have already been 'spoken for' by a pub and a beer shop. No distribution laws here either, btw, I can just show up and sell it. Also planning on selling from my house. Anyway! I have the following clients:
1. this pub (l'Express de Lyon) http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Gare+de+l%27est,+Paris,+France&hl=en&ll=48.84592,2.37235&spn=0.002588,0.008256&sll=48.847748,2.374157&sspn=0.002503,0.008256&vpsrc=6&t=m&z=18&layer=c&cbll=48.846066,2.372277&panoid=w14GSAyPVXIRqv_Z0juZ4A&cbp=12,241.96,,1,7.03
 - it's across the street from Gare de Lyon and gets a huge amount of traffic. He's getting 2 30 liter kegs as a market test, american IPA featuring centennial hops, beer's called "Lafayette Escadrille."
2. the best beer shop in Paris, Cave a Bulles (http://caveabulles.fr/) - he's getting a couple cases of 33cl Chesty Puller (Classic american Pilsner, of course)
3. Not finalized, but I'm working with the chateau across the street to do a special edition hyper-local biere de garde featuring hops we found growing wild on the grounds, and lagered in the on-site "Glaciere" what is basically the French version of a lager cave.

Not making a profit by any means but right now I'm just doing market feasibility. Thankfully the easiest way to do that in France is to just start the business, seeing as I already have everything I need to do this, save the 30L kegs which I am waiting on.

Good times!



Many thanks to TonyP who hooked me up with some awesome graphics work.
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Re: Presenting... Doughboy Brewing Company!
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 03:50:18 AM »
Live the dream, man. Best of luck!!
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Re: Presenting... Doughboy Brewing Company!
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 04:45:27 AM »
Congrats and good luck. There are a lot of us in the States that envy your lack of regulation. (Sometimes I wonder about that whole "Land of the free" thing.)

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Re: Presenting... Doughboy Brewing Company!
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 05:01:00 AM »
Let us know how a CAP is liked by the French.   I like this, way to go Phil.
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 05:06:51 AM »
Sounds like an exciting endeavor.  Good luck Phil!
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Re: Presenting... Doughboy Brewing Company!
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2011, 05:34:40 AM »
Holy s***! That's awesome, Phil! Nice graphics, too.


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Re: Presenting... Doughboy Brewing Company!
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2011, 05:39:29 AM »
I wonder how many people know who Chesty Puller was...  Great name for a classic american beer.  Best of luck, I hope it goes very well for ya!
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Re: Presenting... Doughboy Brewing Company!
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2011, 06:05:40 AM »
I wonder how many people know who Chesty Puller was...  Great name for a classic american beer.  Best of luck, I hope it goes very well for ya!

Kinda the Audie Murphy of WWI.

Edit - to spell Audie correctly. 
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Re: Presenting... Doughboy Brewing Company!
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2011, 06:11:13 AM »
I wonder how many people know who Chesty Puller was...  Great name for a classic american beer.  Best of luck, I hope it goes very well for ya!

Kinda the Audy Murphy of WWI. 

Well I'm gonna have explanations and history on the back of the bottle - so they'll learn soon enough :-)

The main 'story' behind the brewery is along the lines of, American comes to France to defend the French once again... This time, against cheap German imports. Damn the Kaiser!
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Re: Presenting... Doughboy Brewing Company!
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2011, 06:19:49 AM »
I wonder how many people know who Chesty Puller was...  Great name for a classic american beer.  Best of luck, I hope it goes very well for ya!

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Re: Presenting... Doughboy Brewing Company!
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2011, 06:43:55 AM »
Congrats and good luck! I love the logo.
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2011, 06:51:45 AM »
 ;D You've been quite busy Phil...good on ya!
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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2011, 07:25:07 AM »
I can honestly say I've never wished I lived in France until now.

Oh, and the slogan on the Chesty Puller should be, "It's good enough for me!" under a picture of ol' Chesty.
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Re: Presenting... Doughboy Brewing Company!
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2011, 07:56:19 AM »
"It's good enough for me!" under a picture of ol' Chesty.

DONE. That's going on the label for sure.
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Re: Presenting... Doughboy Brewing Company!
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2011, 08:26:33 AM »
Congratulations and have fun - sounds like the easiest jump to pro brewer ever .... selling from your house??? WTF?  :D
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