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Bob's Berliner Weisse with house made syrups!

NEW BEER: Bob’s Berliner Weisse

Way back in 1999 after my first couple of stints as a brewer, I started working with Thunderhead Distributing, a craft beer distributor in Atlanta, GA. The goal was to learn more about the beer industry. Without a doubt they provided me with a great education on the many styles of beer that were available. Thunderhead carried beers that no major distributor at the [ MORE » ]
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Keys to Success in Craft Beer: Part 3

This is the final blog post about what I believe are three keys to success in the craft beer industry. If you missed the other posts, those keys to success IMHO are 1) Be Passionate, 2) Know Your Why, and 3) Remain Relevant. So what do I mean by “Remain Relevant”? There are now well over 6,000 breweries in the U.S. with 2.5 opening [ MORE » ]
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Keys to Success in Craft Beer: Part 2

Last time I listed what I believe are three keys to success in the craft beer industry. They are 1) Be Passionate, 2) Know Your Why, and 3) Remain Relevant. If you missed that first post that covered Passion, you can find it here. In this followup post I promised to dive deeper into the “WHY” behind UpCountry Brewing so let’s get to it. [ MORE » ]
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Keys to Success in Craft Beer: Part 1

For UpCountry’s first couple of blogs we talked about how the craft beer industry is changing rapidly. You can read about it here and here. The days of opening a brewery and a decade later automatically being a large regional brewery making 250,000 bbls plus per year and selling in 30 states are long gone. With over 6,000 breweries in the US and more [ MORE » ]
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The Times They Are A-Changin’

Recently we discussed the growing popularity of the idea that a craft beer “bubble” is imminent. If you missed my thoughts on the subject, they can be found here. To recap, I’m a bit of a contrarian as I do not believe a bubble is coming anytime soon. That is if by “bubble” you mean a huge correction where we find 20% of craft [ MORE » ]
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