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A visit to Brewery Ommegang

Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York during Belgium Comes To Cooperstown. The times they are a-changing in craft beer.  In particular, the age of the founder-managed brewery is fast fading. The [Read more]

September 18, 2017 // 2 Comments

A visit to Firestone Walker Propagator

Firestone Walker Propagator on Washington Blvd, Venice, CA. (That’s my wife’s bike there.  Mine was broken.) Shortly before I moved to Santa Monica last year, I heard that Firestone [Read more]

July 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

A visit to Gigantic Brewing Company

Gigantic Brewing Co. in Portland Oregon. “I’m not an artist, and I hate being called an artist.  It pisses me off.  Calling me an artist denigrates what actual artists do.  I’m a businessman [Read more]

June 1, 2017 // 6 Comments

A conversation with economist Bart Watson

Bart Watson, Chief Economist at the Brewers Association, when I met him in The Other Portland: “I’m glad [my numbers] make people a little nervous.” A few weeks ago I happened to be [Read more]

May 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

A visit to Santa Monica Brew Works

“What’s the local beer?” is a common question in bars.  But it’s rarely the foundation of a business plan. Except in the case of Santa Monica Brew Works, the first and – so far – only [Read more]

February 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

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