I don’t have much to write about right now, but I feel like writing something. Things are progressing in a very steady and positive direction. I keep meeting people who are awesome, helpful, and excited about this venture. The occasional bubble-burster is out there – and I really appreciate their feedback, as it keeps me grounded and makes me think – but they are far and few between those who are excited to help out, be a part of this, or just drink our beer when we sell that first bottle. Everyone asks what the brewery is called. I. Still. Don’t. Know. But I think we’re almost there. MHBC might take the cake.
So why the post? Well, I’m brewing right now. I’ve got two buckets mashing (the cooler STILL isn’t ready..). I just tasted a kit brew we did a few weeks ago, and even that tastes delicious. Not up to the usual standards, but still better than a lot of beers I see at bars and stores. We bottled the Rye Dry Stout yesterday – thanks Phill for your help – and it’s SO tasty and SO dark. I’m just overly excited about everything brewery-related right now.
Yes, I love beer. This is obvious. Anyone who’s known me for a while knows that pretty darn well. I also love sharing. Sharing knowledge, sharing stories, sharing my home, sharing a good time. Doesn’t matter. Sharing is caring or something. Anyway, those people who have seen me drink my share of beers through college know that I love hosting, guiding, leading, creating, and overall just making sure those around me are having a good time, sometimes at the expense of my own enjoyment. The more I talk about this brewery, the more I realize that that’s what this brewery is. It’s the epitome of what this paragraph has stated. It’s beer. It’s good beer. It’s knowledge both learned and given. It’s events, gatherings, and stories, all rolled in to a bottle of tasty fermented sugars. I think my excitement today, as I sit on my back porch in the Denver sun, typing away as the starches convert to sugars in what will most likely become a staple recipe in the brewery, is one more step in a very long journey towards these dreams, goals, aspirations, and life.
So ya, this post has no real relevance to the business behind opening a brewery. But I thought I’d share my passion with those who follow this blog. I hope to pour a pint for many of you in the very near future. Here’s to good beer.