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Old 04-16-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Howdy all!

Just had to tell someone that we're actually doing it! The Two Kids Brewing Company is going to be a thing! A nanobrewery thing, in fact, in the vein of Hess and Community Beer Works.

My wife and I have done about as much research on this as can possibly be done, read every thread here and on probrewer.com, and are going to do everything we can to make this happen. We've run the numbers, set reasonable goals, and are very clear about what we want to get out of the brewery.

I hope this won't be construed as advertising- we're just so excited we want to tell everyone. I hope you guys will come by and support us sometime, as the amount of knowledge and expertise that's been shared here has been invaluable not just for brewing tips, but for making the transition.

We're currently looking for a space in San Diego, and once that's settled things will really kick into ultra-high gear. We have a huge support group of friends and family that have been super helpful so far, and we plan on taking advantage of every but of free assistance we can get our hands on. Let us know if you're looking to sell any equipment or materials, have a line on a good space, or know a guy who knows a guy- we'll gladly reciprocate in any way we can.

Wish us luck, and thank you so much from all (two) of us at Two Kids Brewing!
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:56 PM   #2
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A nanobrewery in San Diego? So you found a street that doesn't have one? Just kidding. Good luck!

 
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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Awesome. Good luck!
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:20 PM   #4
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A nanobrewery in San Diego? So you found a street that doesn't have one? Just kidding. Good luck!
We laugh, but it's true. Of course the best spots for these things is right in Miramar, so there are already a few right there, but the community is super collaborative and less competitive than you would think. I think the market still has a lot of room for growth- that is for someone who's willing to put in the work. We'll see!
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:07 PM   #5
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Best of luck!!
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:22 PM   #6
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Can't go wrong in SanDiego, good luck.

 
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:00 AM   #7
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Can't go wrong in SanDiego, good luck.
I certainly hope you're right. So far it seems like San Diego can't brew enough beer to keep up with demand, so we're going to do our part. At the moment, SD is brewing 1bbl of beer for every resident per year. Crazy!
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:27 PM   #8
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Wonderful! I don't think we can ever have too many breweries here. Even better if you do open in the Mira Mar/Mira Mesa area (close to work!).

Can't really help you with anything other than coming in to taste the beers once you are ready

Good luck and keep us updated.

 
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:01 PM   #9
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I certainly hope you're right. So far it seems like San Diego can't brew enough beer to keep up with demand, so we're going to do our part. At the moment, SD is brewing 1bbl of beer for every resident per year. Crazy!
That's all? Deschutes just increased their capacity to 345,000 barrels. Bend, Oregon has a population of around 84,000. Almost all the other local breweries are in the process of expanding too.

SD has room for a lot more beer.

 
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:41 PM   #10
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That's all? Deschutes just increased their capacity to 345,000 barrels. Bend, Oregon has a population of around 84,000. Almost all the other local breweries are in the process of expanding too.

SD has room for a lot more beer.
Well, most of Deschutes' beer gets consumed outside of Bend (by a huge margine). San Diego has a really big proportion of breweries that pretty much only sell in San Diego.

There is a ton of growth though. The West Coaster (a local beer mag) recently profiled 9 breweries in the process of expanding. Hess, a nano just like us, is moving up to a 30bbl system! Crazy!
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