Why are you NOT a pro brewer?

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RABinCO
beers 1707 º places 103 º 07:40 Wed 3/21/2012

I would lose the steady income from ym current job that lets me spend money homebrewing.

 
drowland
beers 9161 º places 292 º 07:41 Wed 3/21/2012

Luckily for me I don’t have a steady job.

 
RABinCO
beers 1707 º places 103 º 11:29 Wed 3/21/2012

Originally posted by drowland
Luckily for me I don’t have a steady job.


Well in the case, the question why aren’t YOU pro brewing? Live the dream for us 9-5ers.

 
barncatmatt
beers 2355 º places 71 º 11:33 Wed 3/21/2012

because you havnt opened a brewery and hired me as your headbrewer yet

 
drowland
beers 9161 º places 292 º 11:34 Wed 3/21/2012

Originally posted by RABinVA
Originally posted by drowland
Luckily for me I don’t have a steady job.


Well in the case, the question why aren’t YOU pro brewing? Live the dream for us 9-5ers.


Hahaha, working on it.

 
erway
beers 1004 º places 41 º 17:44 Wed 3/21/2012

Originally posted by DA
Originally posted by drowland
How hard is it to just get licensing and sell a little beer out of your house? Even if the profits are really low and it’s just for fun. It’d be nice to just sell some beer sometimes. What say we on that, ticker aside?

I believe you’re not able to do that, it has to be a detached building to be licensed as a brewery, so you’d have to have a detached garage, shop, shed, barn, or something.


Really depends on the state.

 
erway
beers 1004 º places 41 º 17:52 Wed 3/21/2012

Let me add just a small but very definitive statement to this conversation... It might make me sound dickish ("no not you Jeff!") This applies to all those without trust funds. If you have a lot of angel investors or you are a trust funder, do what you wish. If you actually need to make a living, do yourself a favor and heed this advice.

If you open a brewery without having worked for another, you are are a fool and you get what you get.

There is no room in the current climate for either amateurs nor sub-par beer. There is plenty of room for good beer and experienced business people. There is absolutely NO room for amateurs. The 90s and it’s climate are long gone.

 
drowland
beers 9161 º places 292 º 17:57 Wed 3/21/2012

Originally posted by erway
Let me add just a small but very definitive statement to this conversation... It might make me sound dickish ("no not you Jeff!") This applies to all those without trust funds. If you have a lot of angel investors or you are a trust funder, do what you wish. If you actually need to make a living, do yourself a favor and heed this advice.

If you open a brewery without having worked for another, you are are a fool and you get what you get.

There is no room in the current climate for either amateurs nor sub-par beer. There is plenty of room for good beer and experienced business people. There is absolutely NO room for amateurs. The 90s and it’s climate are long gone.


OH SNAP!

I think that’s sound advice, though, but are you assuming that anyone with this prospect makes bad beer or doesn’t know what they’re doing?

Man, I was just at this place called Karibrew recently and it was some of the worst beer I’ve ever had in my life. The place was doing just fine.

 
drowland
beers 9161 º places 292 º 17:58 Wed 3/21/2012
 
lithy
beers 2996 º places 156 º 18:14 Wed 3/21/2012

Originally posted by drowland
Karibrew


That place is pretty bad.