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Old 01-27-2009, 01:45 AM   #11
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I really like the hobby. The only job I'd consider would be part time at a HBS. That way, I could give my knowledge back to the homebrew community.

 
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:49 AM   #12
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Working at a HBS would be a lot of fun. I'm wondering if my LHBS needs to keep later hours...

 
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:51 AM   #13
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I would like to give knowledge back to, but I'm a newbe to this stuff, and learning alot.

 
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:54 AM   #14
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I'd be wary. The economy is bad and alcohol isn't exactly an inferior good.

Are you looking to make lots of money? I hear even as a master brewer it's definitely not a job for money.
Isn't alcohol a recession proof industry?

I've thought maybe in 10 - 20 years and I'm really ready for a career change that I'd open a microbrewery. I certainly don't have the capital right now.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:16 AM   #15
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It doesn't seem like you can make much money as a brewmaster, but money isn't everything. If you could learn the trade, work for a bit, then open a brewery/brewpub you might be able to make some money... might.

When I came out to Oregon a year and a half ago, I shot a line out to the folks at Ninkasi looking for work. I received a reply saying that they were only a couple of guys working part-time and had no need. Now, Ninkasi is the 7 biggest brewery in the state (that's saying something for Oregon).

 
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:02 AM   #16
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Isn't alcohol a recession proof industry?

I've thought maybe in 10 - 20 years and I'm really ready for a career change that I'd open a microbrewery. I certainly don't have the capital right now.
I see alot people are not spending as much on brew as they used too. Staying pretty level altough last 2 weeks I bought alot more to combat stress.

I wonder if sales of Natty Ice are up?
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:02 AM   #17
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I say go for it! Follow your dreams. We just may be talking to the next Sam Adams here.. ::Elbow::

 
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:25 AM   #18
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A dream we all share to some extent...A homebrewer turned microbrewery millionaire! Just kidding, but seriously a brewpub would be sweet.

 
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:27 PM   #19
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Isn't alcohol a recession proof industry?
Cheap alcohol is.

 
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