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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by devlishdamsel, Dec 27, 2012.
I'd probably do a brewpub/Third Wave coffee shop hybrid called Twice Brewed.
Chamoweizen - A traditional hefeweizen brewed with chamomile leaves.
Rooibos Red Ale - A piney, earthy pale ale infused with Rooibos tea.
Brave Murder Day (in homage to Katatonia) - Imperial Stout aged on coffee roasted by yours truly.
Longshank's Fall - Scotch Ale
Bubba Goat - Bock
Red Legs Helles - A Helles lager brewed in tribute of the Cincinnati Reds.
Turning Point IPA - American IPA in tribute to Superjoint Ritual.
Salamander Stout - Bold, roasty American Stout
Ol' Tortoise - Russian Imperial Stout
Python Porter - Robust American Porter
Viper's Venom IPA - Strong citrus kick with a mild caramel backbone
Beardie's Bold Brown - Super nutty brown ale
Terribilis Imperial IPA - 100+ IBU Hop bomb
That's my pipedream.
Don't forget to make only enough so that supply does not meet demand, thus assuring a properly functioning hype machine.
I'd open a brewpub called Moobs, at which all the servers would be hairy, rotund middle-aged beer geek dudes in undersized Daisy Dukes and halter tops.
All sour brewery, using a coolschip stationed out in the middle of Oregon wine country. Not only would I reap the reward of the terroir, but in the process, I might contaminate some wine with brettanomyces "accidentally".
Despite my beer advocate roots, I'd cater my brewery to the macro beer drinking masses and call it "SportsBrew". In fact, I'm really surprised there isn't already an ESPN "The Beer" or something equivalent.
The beers would nearly all be pale lagers with a few more tasty options mixed in. The names of all the brews would be based off of famous sporting events, ballparks/arenas or even Hall of Fame players (I'm willing to pay royalties). A few examples might be...
Thrilla in Manila Pilsner
Downtown Freddie Brown Ale
360 Slam Dunkel
Aucherbach Red Ale
Triple Play Tripel
Dan Fouts Stout
Bobby Orr's Oud Bruin
I welcome others...
My buddy and I are starting to work up a business plan to take our homebrewing to the next level... potentially starting a nano or microbrewery. What are the 3-5 flagship beers that you would want to see year round to anchor things? I'm trying to balance what would actually sell well to the public to keep the funding coming... vs. the creative part of me that wants to do huge DIPA's, Belgian's, Strong ales, and off the wall stuff.
The normal stuff... a pale ale, an IPA, a stout/porter... maybe a fruit beer (for the ladies) and/or a wheat beer (for those that are serious macro drinkers), too.
I'd create a Quint by eisbocking a Quad.
Nugget Nectar clone because it is incredible. Can it and offer year round.
A Stout, wheat, APA, IPA, and Porter are going to be the flagship brews in a brewpub a few friends and I plan to open some years down the road. That is, these will always be on tap, then between 2-4 taps for seasonal experimental.
Of course this is for a brewpub, not brewery.
Barrel Aged Gumballhead Clone
Find your identity. Find breweries that match said identity/inspire you. Use their lineup as a guideline.
I say microbrewery but I'm thinking microbrewery with tasting room and food trucks as is the trend in central Indiana at the moment so not quite a full fledged brewpub... but will probably try and make the majority of revenue off of pint sales and growler fills the first couple of years vs. trying to enter distribution. For those that mention clones... I have been asking myself this question a lot. To what extent is it okay to brew and sell a "clone" recipe or one with minor tweaking. To the point about Nugget Nectar... we don't get that in Indiana and all of my friends go crazy for it - so why not brew a "clone" of it... or does that violate a code of ethics... or at the least just isn't cool.
I see no ethical issues with it. If you can produce something similar that people will enjoy drinking...then kudos and a pat on the back to you. There are a finite number of ingredients in a specific style of beer anyway, and even without attempting to "clone" a brew you can produce something similar. Now, if you were to extract the exact recipe out of them, then start brewing their beer...
I have fantasized about my brewery ever since I started home brewing. I would call it "Sixth Floor Brewing Co." I was living on the sixth floor of an apartment building when I brewed my first beer, plus I think its a sexy name.