Originally Posted by david_42
Many a pro has told me turning a hobby into a job means you have a job and no hobby.
very true. brewing take son a different dimesnion when you do it professionally. i just graduated fro,m college, and started full time in a brewery after working part time for a while, with hopes of opening a brewpub in the next 5 years. i still homebrew, but it has taken on a more professional ethic where i'm developing recipes and techniques for the brewpub. it is no longer a hobby, but a job, although one i really love and don't mind being a job. And luckily, i have about ten other hobbies to keep me in balance.
as for education; i took some biology and chemistry classes, including a brewiung science course, and have taken some business courses. If youre into runnning soething you need az broad range of knowledge, not just how to brew, or just how to run a business. good luck...
drinking: mocha java porter, belgian pumpkin ale, Gary's oatmeal stout clone, AHS nut brown, catamount porter clone, double nut brown, rye pale ale, my oatmeal stout
conditioning: nut brown
next: saison, wit, american wheat, hefe, kolsch, blonde
gone: too damn many