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Old 01-23-2013, 07:06 PM   #3981
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I'll have you know that our Western MA rep in the House is working to help your sorry asses at Peat Bog Brewing.

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The county's new congressman, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, will be in the Berkshires on Thursday to announce a grant for Reid Middle School and offer a plan to help the region's burgeoning micro-brewery industry...

In the afternoon, the congressman will meet with local craft brewers from around Western Massachusetts and from the eastern part of the state at the Barrington Brewery in Great Barrington.

Bills in the last Congress attempted to cut the $7 per beer barrel excise tax on small brewers in half on the first 60,000 barrels, and raise it to $16 on production above that, for breweries making less than 6 million barrels annually.

Neal as a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee has again introduced bipartisan legislation in the new Congress that seeks to calibrate the federal beer excise tax to promote industry growth.

According to 2010 figures from the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association, Massachusetts employs some 27,000 in beer production and sales, with a total economic impact of $5.5 billion a year
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How many times ayear would you have to brew to hit the 60k-barrel mark? Sixty thousand times?
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:17 AM   #3982
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How many times ayear would you have to brew to hit the 60k-barrel mark? Sixty thousand times?
That depends, Jay. Do we need to count the batches that get poured down the drain?
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:20 AM   #3983
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And to respond to Blue Balled Moose, yes, we're responsible. Jealous?

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Old 01-24-2013, 12:32 PM   #3984
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Listening to Ben Charington on D&C... How can a man talk for a half hour and never make a single declarative statement? Jeeezuz Christ, it was like listening to Yeager talk about brewing.

Are the farkin' Brewers selling season tickets?

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Old 01-24-2013, 05:58 PM   #3985
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any word on the U5?

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Old 01-25-2013, 02:21 AM   #3986
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Word is Bog Iron Brewing is going to sponsor U5 with its own Longshot Competition for publicity amongst local brewers.

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Old 01-25-2013, 05:30 AM   #3987
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The "Long Shot" associated with The Bog is long term economic viability.

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Jay - you've always got a place to crash with us.

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My shed is breathing a sigh of relief.

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Old 01-25-2013, 12:46 PM   #3990
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The "Long Shot" associated with The Bog is long term economic viability.
Now THAT has some actual truth to it....

Oh it's economically viable... just not to any scale. We will make money. But... that amount should be just enough to cover the amount of wings we're going to eat from Wendell's across the street.

You can't make any money with a 1.5 bbl system. I would say you need at least 6-7 bbls before you have close to enough cash flow to support one or two people with actual paying jobs.... and even then, those jobs won't pay much.

But we never went into this thinking we were going to make money. I've said it a bunch of times... this is a hobby brewery where we just didn't want to lose a ton of money.... and we won't. I am reasonably confident in that. We wanted to 1) see if we even liked "going pro", 2) could actually sell beer and 3) could build any kind of positive reputation. if the answer to all three of those questions were "yes", then we would actually start thinking seriously about things.

But no... you can basically work like a slave for a year on a 1.5bbl brewery and at the end of the year, make.... I dunno... $10k.

Of course that is only a portion of what it'll cost you to actually OPEN the brewery in the first place.
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