Why are you NOT a pro brewer?

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DA
places 1 º 08:43 Sun 2/12/2012

I’d like to, but not confident enough in my beers yet and I’m to chicken to take the big risk in such a crowded market. I’d like to possibly do a hobby nanobrewery if I had property.

 
mcox90
beers 2120 º places 59 º 09:09 Sun 2/12/2012

Originally posted by keanex
It seems a lot of people I know are just happy to make good beer for them and their friends and they’re okay with it. They don’t want to mix business and pleasure and I respect that.

I’m an amateur woodworker and I’ve had people say, gee you should sell your stuff. Well, (1) I don’t feel I’m good enough and (2) It’s no longer a hobby, it’s work.

 
drowland
beers 8955 º places 283 º 09:18 Sun 2/12/2012

Originally posted by DA
I’d like to, but not confident enough in my beers yet and I’m to chicken to take the big risk in such a crowded market. I’d like to possibly do a hobby nanobrewery if I had property.


This would be fun. A neighbor of mine back home is considering opening a brewery with his winery (long story), and if he ever does, I’m hoping I can help out!

 
Fratto
beers 2845 º 10:03 Sun 2/12/2012

Because my dream would be combining a greasy spoon with a brewpub. Coffee, home-style food, beer, and jazz.

Not sure this would fly.

 
Bilk
beers 16 º places 3 º 10:12 Sun 2/12/2012

I brew because I want to, not because I need to. Too many hobbies lost when they became work.

 
drowland
beers 8955 º places 283 º 10:46 Sun 2/12/2012

A lot of you mention that you don’t want a fun hobby to become work... do you think brewers don’t enjoy their jobs? I’m not arguing, just asking.

 
Swillbur
beers 62 º places 25 º 11:12 Sun 2/12/2012

I would much rather do something i love for work rather then wasting away with that steady paycheck and insurance. Like it was stated already you have to put family first.



For me it’s the cost of getting into the industy. State laws are all different and in some states licenses are much cheaper. Im also thinking that the bubble is going to burst on all these breweries popping up. Im quitting my job of 12 years pretty soon and picking up and moving to Oklahoma. Going to try and get one going in 5 years out there, or at least have some sort of a plan. If you never try and do what you want, you will never know what you can do! Cheers

 
erway
beers 1004 º places 41 º 11:13 Sun 2/12/2012

Originally posted by Vertical Bacon Strips
I’m not rich


Brewery owners are rich... Who knew?

 
drowland
beers 8955 º places 283 º 11:41 Sun 2/12/2012

Originally posted by erway
Originally posted by Vertical Bacon Strips
I’m not rich


Brewery owners are rich... Who knew?


He probably just meant finding the funds to start a brewery... which is one of the main things turning me away. I homebrew for fun and people tell me all the time I should start a brewery - but I don’t have the slightest clue how to start one, and the money issue scares me.

I’m also lucky to be doing music for a living, which is something else I love, but it’s not a very lucrative business either.

 
cheap
beers 6020 º places 243 º 11:47 Sun 2/12/2012

No matter how much you know about brewing, there is always somebody out there who knows more and is proudly ready to be critical. Beer tasting is so ambiguous with too many self made arrogant experts who know everything about what other people should think about beer. Its anlagous to making the music that everybody likes. That’s why we have excelent craft beers that do not appeal to the masses of lager lovers. Is beer making for a niche or is beer making for a profit?