Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > What keeps you from going pro?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-30-2009, 05:45 AM   #1
mackinskor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 103
Default What keeps you from going pro?

Title said:

If you have so many recipes, why don't you sell your beer?

__________________
Maestro Brewing
"The Maestro"
mackinskor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2009, 05:46 AM   #2
AZ_IPA
PKU
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AZ_IPA's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Cold Part of AZ
Posts: 43,946
Liked 6348 Times on 5495 Posts
Likes Given: 857

Default

because the three-tiered distribution laws and permitting is a PITA.....

and I don't have the money to go big. I make good beer now; but I'm not at the point where I make repeatedly great beer.....

__________________
AZ_IPA is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2009, 05:50 AM   #3
mackinskor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AZ_IPA View Post
because the three-tiered distribution laws and permitting is a PITA.....

and I don't have the money to go big. I make good beer now; but I'm not at the point where I make repeatedly great beer.....
Forgive my ignorance, could you elaborate on your first sentence?

Pain In The Ass got it like 3 seconds after -- what does three tiered distribution mean?
__________________
Maestro Brewing
"The Maestro"
mackinskor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2009, 05:53 AM   #4
AZ_IPA
PKU
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AZ_IPA's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Cold Part of AZ
Posts: 43,946
Liked 6348 Times on 5495 Posts
Likes Given: 857

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mackinskor View Post
Forgive my ignorance, could you elaborate on your first sentence?

Pain In The Ass got it like 3 seconds after -- what does three tiered distribution mean?
the way that most states regulate how alcohol is distributed and sold prohibits lots of homebrewers from being able to go commercial.

I can't remember exactly what it is but it has to do with the fact that you as a producer can't sell directly to a bar or store. There's a middle man....

I'm sorry, if I wasn't half in the bag I'd be able to help more.....
__________________
AZ_IPA is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2009, 05:54 AM   #5
DRoyLenz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 738
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Time... it's only a matter of time...

DRoyLenz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2009, 06:06 AM   #6
mackinskor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AZ_IPA View Post
the way that most states regulate how alcohol is distributed and sold prohibits lots of homebrewers from being able to go commercial.

I can't remember exactly what it is but it has to do with the fact that you as a producer can't sell directly to a bar or store. There's a middle man....

I'm sorry, if I wasn't half in the bag I'd be able to help more.....
I'm half in the bag if not worse I plan on launching my line of beer within 10-14 months MAX which is why I ask.
__________________
Maestro Brewing
"The Maestro"
mackinskor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2009, 06:12 AM   #7
AZ_IPA
PKU
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AZ_IPA's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Cold Part of AZ
Posts: 43,946
Liked 6348 Times on 5495 Posts
Likes Given: 857

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mackinskor View Post
I'm half in the bag if not worse I plan on launching my line of beer within 10-14 months MAX which is why I ask.
Then we can effectively communicate

I can't think of the dudes name on here, but he wrote many threads about what it takes to go pro.....If I remember later, I'll let you know!

Good luck!
__________________
AZ_IPA is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2009, 06:15 AM   #8
Joeywhat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Posts: 203
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I'd love to go pro once I get things nailed down. One of my dreams is to open a brewpub...need money for the building, equipment, some schooling and obviously the government BS on just about every level that needs to be waded through.

__________________
Joeywhat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2009, 06:34 AM   #9
mackinskor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joeywhat View Post
I'd love to go pro once I get things nailed down. One of my dreams is to open a brewpub...need money for the building, equipment, some schooling and obviously the government BS on just about every level that needs to be waded through.
My original plan was brewpub but I figure if I can have a beer that is outstanding, that everyone loves, why not brew it and sell it??
__________________
Maestro Brewing
"The Maestro"
mackinskor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2009, 06:39 AM   #10
ClaudiusB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 1,291
Liked 64 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 126

Default

Quote:
I can't think of the dudes name on here, but he wrote many threads about what it takes to go pro.....If I remember later, I'll let you know!
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/thin...brewer-137210/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/nano...-build-137400/

Cheers,
ClaudiusB
__________________
My Brewery Pics
Grain Mill Glycol Chiller
Keg Washer
ClaudiusB is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools




Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS