Every once and a awhile you run across something that just makes sense.  You know what I mean right?  That moment when you run across someone who says something that you have been thinking, but much better than you might have said it yourself. 

I ran across this post from the Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project blog and thought it good enough that it should be shared.  You haven’t heard of these guys?  They don’t follow what we expect as the normal business model for a brewery/brewpub.  You see, they essentially contract brew their beer.  Though they have their brew day in someone elses brewery, it is their brew team that is making the wort that becomes their beer. 

There are, of course, advantages and disadvantages to brewing this way.  The biggest advantage is the cash layout.  You don’t have to have the thousands of dollars upfront for brewing equipment, building space, etc…  At the same time this can be a huge disadvantage as well.  Without your own space and equipment you can be subject to the whims of those whose equipment you are using. 

There are many pieces to the puzzle we call brewing and the beer industry.  If you look you can always find a way to make your mark.

Time for a pint…

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