Monthly Archives: July 2013

The joys of……CANS.

My first guest post.  By beer connoisseur James McMaster.  Thank you James! That’s right, I said it.  For a guy who has been drinking beers since the early part of 1990’s.  I had my years of beer snobbery.  Shoot, I … Continue reading

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So You Want to Start a Brewery

I’ll bet there a lot of home brewers and entrepreneurs out there that are kicking around the idea or temptation to start a brewery.  As you have seen in my blog and tweets, the craft beer business is still growing … Continue reading

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Seasonal Brews Good or Bad Idea?

I have had many conversations about the importance, or lack thereof, of seasonal brews.  I admit I’ve had some downright horrible ones and wondered why they bothered not to mention the stain such a thing can leave on a brand.  … Continue reading

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Give the Gift of Beer

If you are like me you often find yourself needing a last minute gift for your brother’s birthday, a thank you for your neighbor, new baby congratulations, etc.  That’s when I turn to the beer section at my local health … Continue reading

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Beer sommelier

You have likely heard of a sommelier, a wine steward who is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional who typically works in fine restaurants and specializes in all aspects of wine.  Well there is such a thing for beer too, … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Tap Room

For anyone thinking about opening a craft brewery, in the process of opening one, or just opened one, “Don’t under estimate the Tap Room”!  When in the planning stages for the brewery I have an interest in, pro forma budgets … Continue reading

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Growth Challenges

If you follow the conversation on craft brewing these days you will note there is a fair amount of talk regarding craft beer hitting a saturation point, at least in some markets.  Craft beer has enjoyed high single if not … Continue reading

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