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Nothing ever happens fast enough!

Starting and running a brewery.

  1. You put a lot of time, hard work and money into starting up… (nothing happened fast)
  2. You brew beer and sell beer…
  3. You learn a lot more about selling beer than you ever wanted to…
  4. You become a self-sustaining company (broadly speaking)…
  5. You buy various things to keep you running and improve what you do…
  6. You employ people so you have time to do other things to further develop and progress the business…
  7. You spend money on maintaining the equipment and things that break…
  8. You plan things two or three steps ahead in the future and wonder how you will fund those plans…

 

Now nearly 5 months from the time I wanted it to happen we have just started small-batch Keg-Conditioning the first of our beers using the little FV above for Priming and pumping the beer into KeyKegs, we already do full-batch Force-Carbonated keg beers, though this little FV is our small step into bottle-conditioned beers. Having small-pack beer, Bottle or Cans has been on our radar since beginning our journey into brewing but having a readily available chunk of money available to throw at small-pack beer hasn’t been the easiest thing to budget for when almost everything else keeps getting in the way. We will be doing some bottle conditioned test runs of beers soon to see which beers present themselves well for the small package 🙂

A few brews to look out for over the next month or two, and American Mocha Stout using coffee from our friends at Casa Espresso and then a big strong stout or porter with something fruity and something rooty!