Archive for November 2011

The Mighty Heave-Ho!


As I mentioned before, I knew distributing beer would be hard work and I wanted to sign up with distributors as soon as possible.

It is not difficult to find distributors that are willing to work with new craft breweries. There are lots of newer, smaller distributors out there and the only way they can afford to take on new product lines is to sign them up as soon as the brewery starts producing beer. But the distribution business is like any other business; there are good companies and bad companies. Continue reading ‘The Mighty Heave-Ho!’ »

The Passion and the Perfection


Most brewers will tell you that attending the Great American Beer Festival is one of the highlights of the year for them. It is a big spectacle of beer, brewers, and beer lovers. It is something for every beer geek’s bucket list.

I’ve attended GABF a number of times in different capacities. First as a member of the American Homebrewer’s Association Governing Committee. Another time as a Pro/Am entrant. Later I attended as an author, to sign books for Brewer’s Publications. Other times I’ve attended as a judge. This year I attended not only as a judge/author/governing committee member, but also as a brewer/owner pouring beer at the festival. Continue reading ‘The Passion and the Perfection’ »