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Old 01-16-2008, 02:04 AM   #1

As many of you know, I've been working on opening a brewery here in the Seattle area. The hop shortage, along with our failure to be able to secure a hop contract, has forced us to re-write our business plan. The new plan will consist of a taphouse with 18-20 guest taps and a selection of rotating house beers brewed on much smaller brew sytem. We are now looking at locations with more of a retail presence while still allowing room to brew on site.

This will allow us to hopefully ride out the current hop situation, begin creating revenue through the taphouse and get our name out there. The plan is to upgrade to a larger brew system and increase production in the next three years.

This all leads up to now. We may be able to get our name out there sooner than expected. Stix Brewery (where I've been working part time) approached me and said that they'd like to brew one of my recipes and serve it in their pub. The head brewer and owner both really like our beers. Today we pulled together the ingredients to brew a 5 bbl batch of "RYE" ley's Rye IPA. We will be brewing it on Friday. It will be called "Naked City Imperial Rye" when it goes on tap at Stix and perhaps a few other pubs in town.

I'll keep you updated on the progress and be sure and let everyone know when it taps.

Needless to say, I'm pretty excited!

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Old 01-16-2008, 02:07 AM   #2
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Wow- that's so exciting! I'm so thrilled for you. Naked City is going to be out being served to the public!

That's wonderful news- thanks for sharing it with us here.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:09 AM   #3
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That is fricking fantastic! Congrats!

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Old 01-16-2008, 02:12 AM   #4
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I knew you'd do it!


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Old 01-16-2008, 02:23 AM   #5
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Dude. Rock
Now I have an idea as to what I should do with that five pounds of malted rye I have down in my basement.

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Old 01-16-2008, 02:25 AM   #6
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Awesome, congrats! Hopefully I can make a trip out there to try a pint or two.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:27 AM   #7
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Glad to hear you're making it work! That is exciting news!


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Old 01-16-2008, 02:28 AM   #8
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A damn good beer to put on tap. I look forward to ordering a pint at Stix. Hope to make it back over that way sometime in February.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:51 AM   #9
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That is awesome.

I get out to Seattle once every couple of years and I think I might be due for a Seahawks game at Qwest in Fall '08. If I make it out, I am making a mental note to PM you around that time and find out where I can go get a pint of Naked City.

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Old 01-16-2008, 03:55 AM   #10
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That is amazing. Congrats!!! Maybe one day Ill be able to get Naked City on tap here in good ole Kentucky!!!!! Congrats again!!!

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