I may have mentioned earlier in the thread that I though the date went well...but two or three hours later, she texted me something along the lines of "we don't have anything in common...refrain from contacting me in the future, and best of luck in the future blah blah blah". The way she phrased it was so harsh though, especially considering how well I though it all went. Couldn't decide if her head was stuck in her ass or the clouds... It was minorly discouraging, but she had no appreciation of fine ales, so it was for the best! (B**ches ain't s**t but hos and tricks!).
Regarding the brewery, I grew to hate my cover letter immensely after sending it in, but I've been refining the hell out of it and it's about to get sent off to bigger and better breweries. Well, I don't know about bigger, but certainly better! My best news of late is the Licorice Porter I brewed earlier today (..yesterday?). I forgot how much of a b**ch the cleanup from a good brewday is though!
Cheers to all of the encouragement I derived from this thread, and I know what's right for me is waiting out there!