I thought this was a pretty interesting article about starting a microbrewery (or any business) in an economic downturn.
More Entrepreneurs Brewing Own Beer, Starting Microbreweries, Pubs - WSJ.com
"It is sheer folly to be taken by the hand and led down the path of better brewing by someone who says that they know it all. No, it is your experience that counts most. It is your experience that will always lead you to more questions."