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    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    Am I the only one over the microbrew craze?
    No. I didn't have anything against micro brews until I went to my local supermarket liquor dept and couldn't find my Konig Ludwig Weissbier. It (and a bunch of other German and Belgian beer) was gone...GONE. They'd been replaced with a buncha **** from Oregon or Colorado or some dooshy hippie place.


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    Re: Torrent Brewing Company

    Hope they have a good business plan. The combination of a brewery and restaurant seems like a good business concept for Old Main. Torrent is starting as a true tap house, having food vendors rotate in. Hope there is enough money in that for them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    Hope they have a good business plan. The combination of a brewery and restaurant seems like a good business concept for Old Main. Torrent is starting as a true tap house, having food vendors rotate in. Hope there is enough money in that for them.
    Probably depends on how good their product is, if their beer is really good I would think they will have no problem drawing enough people in. Also wonder if they will distribute to retailers?



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone87 View Post
    Probably depends on how good their product is, if their beer is really good I would think they will have no problem drawing enough people in. Also wonder if they will distribute to retailers?
    I think you almost have to distribute to retailers anymore, right? Even if in low volume. Something is better than nothing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by theantiAIRBHG View Post
    I think you almost have to distribute to retailers anymore, right? Even if in low volume. Something is better than nothing.
    I would think so too, just wondering if anyone knew anything.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone87 View Post
    I would think so too, just wondering if anyone knew anything.
    I know I would like to try their beer. To bad I gotta come to Riot Town to get it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by theantiAIRBHG View Post
    It's cool man, someone needs to drink up the Bud Light..
    i don't drink bud light. my point was it seems everyone and their brother now has a microbrewery and like someone said, there are a lot of crappy brews out there. i'm not much of a beer guy (more into whiskies) but while I appreciate a good craft brew it appears to me the scale may be tipping soon back to the bad places closing and the good ones consolidating.


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    Quote Originally Posted by theantiAIRBHG View Post
    I know I would like to try their beer. To bad I gotta come to Riot Town to get it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    Am I the only one over the microbrew craze?
    ....depends on how you define that...

    Am I over turning my nose up at a well brewed light lager? Yes (Sorry Chris, Busch Light still don't qualify here)
    Am I over regularly sampling something different when I see it? No
    Am I over paying close to $10 a six pack when I know the material inputs and brewing process don't warrant that price (simple, normal beers): Yes
    Am I over good beer: No



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    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    i don't drink bud light. my point was it seems everyone and their brother now has a microbrewery and like someone said, there are a lot of crappy brews out there. i'm not much of a beer guy (more into whiskies) but while I appreciate a good craft brew it appears to me the scale may be tipping soon back to the bad places closing and the good ones consolidating.
    The bad ones will close. The good ones will be just fine. A lot of them make my money by being fun places to go and drink, even if the beer is less than great (so long as its good).


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    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    Am I over turning my nose up at a well brewed light lager? Yes (Sorry Chris, Busch Light still don't qualify here)
    Am I over regularly sampling something different when I see it? No
    Am I over paying close to $10 a six pack when I know the material inputs and brewing process don't warrant that price (simple, normal beers): Yes
    Am I over good beer: No
    perfect rationale. The local microbrewery here has $6 pints. The manufacturing process at that level won't allow for cost-saving production methods but at that price I'd rather have a glass of 12 year old bourbon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    i don't drink bud light. my point was it seems everyone and their brother now has a microbrewery and like someone said, there are a lot of crappy brews out there. i'm not much of a beer guy (more into whiskies) but while I appreciate a good craft brew it appears to me the scale may be tipping soon back to the bad places closing and the good ones consolidating.

    Hey, kinda ties into my other post...yeah...I agree. I was recently in Arizona and went to a brewpub. When I can taste and identify the off flavors because they are so bad...that's not good.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    perfect rationale. The local microbrewery here has $6 pints. The manufacturing process at that level won't allow for cost-saving production methods but at that price I'd rather have a glass of 12 year old bourbon.
    That's not a competitive price. My local brewery, which is without question the most heralded brewery in Iowa (Toppling Goliath) sells pints for $4.25.


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    One of the guys behind it posts here & also runs Arrowhead Hops. Username is clonebydesign. Good dude. I've bought hop rhizomes from him.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    That's not a competitive price. My local brewery, which is without question the most heralded brewery in Iowa (Toppling Goliath) sells pints for $4.25.
    does TG charge different prices based on different ingredients?


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