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Old 04-02-2010, 04:03 AM   #1
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As I set here enjoying my latest brew to come of age...(Pete's Wicked Ale Clone)....

I'm trying to figure out how to handle an issue that just came up. So at some point most likely a year to year and 1/2 from now I'll plan to open my own brew pub it's a long road.

So i been giving some of my beers out to friends and co-workers.

Well I had friend who I gave three different beers to try. He took them to his barber shop on saturday to share with his buddies.

Now he wants to buy a mix and match case for his frat reunion.....

So how do I hand this one? I'm still building pipeline but I'm sure I could spare a case but I hate to be out a entire case of ingredients for free....

I brewed a batch for a friend and just had him buy the ingredients & bottles....worked great

What should a case of carft brew cost? It's not as simple as 20$ case of BMC.

Any help would be great. By the way I was flattered. It made my day but now I"m stressed over it a bit.

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Old 04-02-2010, 04:15 AM   #2
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If he's a friend either make it for him at $0 or have him simply buy the ingredients.
Marking up the cost is in bad taste IMO.

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Yeah but he will not take 0$ as answer........I could just have pay for my next batch of beer. Kind of like a win win.

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Old 04-02-2010, 04:20 AM   #4
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If he's a friend either make it for him at $0 or have him simply buy the ingredients.
Marking up the cost is in bad taste IMO.
I completely agree.
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:29 AM   #5
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+1 on having him buy the ingredients for your next brew. Since it's only 1 case, which is about half of a 5 gallon batch, maybe just have him buy the yeast and the hops (or whatever other combination that makes about half).

Or you could trade him for an equal dollar amount of craft brew.

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While I often think, if I were to sell to someone I'd charge the price of ingredients....I also consider the fact that, were I to have someone cover the cost to brew, I should also consider cost of shipping, cost of source of gas, cost of water....and I think that's about it. I mean, I have a bad (financially) habit of giving away beers for free...but it's an interesting thought, figuring out the true cost of your batch.

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Old 04-02-2010, 04:44 AM   #7
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I respect the opinion just to give the guy a case of beer. However, this isn't an option.
The guy will not do that and I don't blame him either. I totally understand where you are coming from but also I know how much time & money I put into a batch of beer which is roughly two cases. This hobby isn't cheap. I do give away alot of my beers sixers at a time to friends, which is how he now wants to buy a case. He enjoyed it that much and he knows a little about the time and money I have put into it.

So I did offer him the case for nothing and thought I might have enough beers mature enough by toward end of April when he needed them since he was asking for a (Sampler Case) and he said no....

So I know I have to charge him something so I thought I would put it to HBT.

I'm gonna hit the hay see what comes up on here on this topic once I get to work....
Nothing like wasting the work day away on HBT.

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Is it even legal to sell it?

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+1 on having him buy the ingredients for your next brew. Since it's only 1 case, which is about half of a 5 gallon batch, maybe just have him buy the yeast and the hops (or whatever other combination that makes about half).

Or you could trade him for an equal dollar amount of craft brew.
This is the direction I'm leaning...........

Bottom line is when I get my brew pub off the ground. My location will be in this guy and all his friends back yard as it's the right spot for this sort of bar style so I'm basically getting advertising too out of the deal.
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Is it even legal to sell it?
You hit the nail on the head right there............In some states yes however in my state no........infact, it's not even legal to brew it here in Bama yet.........

My friend is aware of this..........
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