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Thread: How are you spending your Brewery Bail-out $?

  1. #1
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    Cool How are you spending your Brewery Bail-out $?

    Man, a bailout would be sweet if it didn't come out of our own pockets.

    How would you spend a windfall to better your operation in 2009 and why.
    Last edited by beertje46; 12-26-2008 at 06:39 AM.
    Cheers & I'm out!
    David R. Pierce
    NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
    POB 343
    New Albany, IN 47151

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    New Toys....of course.

    First: A new Bright Tank. Two would be perfect.
    Second: An Ozone generator to save money on sanitizer. (In the long run at least).
    And if there was any money left I'd either invest in a new fermenter or hire another helper.

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    A bailout for brewers!?!?! Yeah Right!

    1. Instant Hot Water system
    2. inkjet printer for the bottler
    3. hopback!!!!!
    4. hire a full time driver
    5. more oak!
    6. whirlpool vessel
    7. silo
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    Matthew Steinberg

    Brewer
    High Horse
    Amherst, MA

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    oh yeah....

    I forgot about a Hopback...nice.

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    Looks like I'll start off the new year by buying a new pump for my DE filter - unless the previous owner happens to have one lying around? Motor burned up on it this morning, with 80 bbls of beer waiting to be filtered. Good times.
    Linus Hall
    Yazoo Brewing
    Nashville, TN
    [url]www.yazoobrew.com[/url]

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    Quote Originally Posted by lhall
    Looks like I'll start off the new year by buying a new pump for my DE filter - unless the previous owner happens to have one lying around? Motor burned up on it this morning, with 80 bbls of beer waiting to be filtered. Good times.
    Bummer. Sorry, I don't have a spare, may have another bag of gaskets though.
    Cheers & I'm out!
    David R. Pierce
    NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
    POB 343
    New Albany, IN 47151

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    1. Six head Meheen w/ inline labeler
    2. Bigger Cold room
    3. Forklift
    4. Bigger dry storage
    5. Grain Silo
    6. Revamp my glycol system; new piping, solenoids, new wiring
    7. New brewhouse roof with skylights

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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    - Our big white package from the ATTB...
    Idaho State Police/ABC granted us wholesale production/sale rights one
    week ago...but still waitin' on the Feds.
    - Revenue from beer! We have sold some tee's
    - Did I already say revenue from beer?

    Just send us a check to help pay the bills for the next 6 months!!!

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by SRB
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    Just send us a check to help pay the bills for the next 6 months!!!

    I hear that! Bills, Bills, Bills!

    Maybe 3 conicals to replace two of my dairy tanks.

    Jeff Lockhart
    Owner/Head Brewer
    McClellan's Grill and Brewing Co.
    Canon City, CO.

  10. #10
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    Let's see:
    1. Get ourselves current with our lenders to hold off foreclosure.
    2. Get ourselves current with our very patient friends at North Country Malt Supply.
    3. Catch up on all of our other suppliers' and vendors' bills.
    4. Buy more t-shirts and hats - we've been out for 4 months.
    5. Spend more money on marketing and advertising.
    6. PAY MYSELF A LIVING WAGE!
    7. More tanks.
    8. More kegs.
    9. More growlers.
    10. More beer styles.

    How 'bout a bunch of us get together and represent the entire craft beer industry and submit a request for a bailout. I hear the insurance companies will be the next ones to ask, but if we act quickly, we might be able to get in before they do. Who's in?
    Mike Hiller, Head Brewer
    Strangeways Brewing
    2277-A Dabney Road
    Richmond, VA 23230
    804-303-4336
    www.strangewaysbrewing.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsewong73
    ........ Who's in?
    Probably obvious...but Count us IN!!


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    Keep all beers in inventory at all times

    finally get seasonal beers off the drawing boards and into tanks

    more cash to expand day to day operations

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