When i was younger i was a asst. in a computer shop. It got to the point where i would come in to "help" and "learn" and would be there for 6 hours working. Got a little pay...Nothing big. My teacher at the time moved from one computer store to anouther and I became a "tech" in training. Basicly doing the work for little pay...but getting the experince...Worked out great.... Problem is the area allready had 3 computer stores and the demand was busy one day, slow the next 3 days.
I started my own little computer buisness, And did allright by it. Made a little profit out of it, But in the long run i couldnt quit my day job to be a full time tech. Basicly if i wanted it to be my life...Apply at Microsoft. YAY work in a cubical " not that there is anything wrong with that" But not my cup of tea.
What i am getting at here, Is it depends on your area...If there isnt a Local micro brewery in your area, or maybe even 1 close by, you might have a chance of going pro and doing really well.
But i think it really depends on your area and location.
As for food, I know there is some brewery's that have just a "tasteing room" and all they serve is peanuts in the shell or popcorn, or basicly just "snack food from a bag. No health codes from peanuts or popcorn.
I have volunteer'ed at a brewery, And i can tell you it is fun...But its ALLOT differnt that homebrewing. With homebrewing i can do whatever i want with a recipe...If you have a buisness, You have a style of beer and if it goes over really well, Changing it isnt going to go over very well, Even if it is a small hop changes to see if it is better. So making the same exact beer over and over and over again can loose its apeal really quick.
And i dont know about you, But taking a hobby and making a job out of it, Takes allot of the fun out of it. I brew when i want, and enjoy that. I cant see myself going o.k today i have to make beer and dreading it. It would take all the fun out of it and make it no differnt than the job i currently have. It sucks...but i owe i owe off to work i go... with razor blades and hand gernades HI Ho Hi Ho
Yes...I do tell myself that when i am driving to work...and yes i do work with razor blades all day long. And no i am not a drug dealer
Just something to think about before taking a hobby and making it a job...It could be fun at first but fun can become dread real fast.