It's true there are a lot of people getting into the business. I was in it in the 90's as well. The ones who got into it for the money are no longer in business. But my friends who had a passion about their beer still are. We all started with small crappy systems. I have stayed small out of choice, but my good friends have not - Avery, Left Hand, New Belgium, Ska and Odell. If you brew out of passion and have good business sense, you don't need to worry about a fall out. I could go on and on.
-Brewery Operations Manual. 3 Steps to Build And Operate A Successful Brewery