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The ones around here seem to be doing good business.

One of them had to buy a can filling setup to keep up with to-go demand.

Cans are the big thing around here, that and 32oz growlers/crowlers.
I bet they all aren't doing well. We have some that are doing just fine. And others that are simply closed. This is gonna separate the wheat from the chaff...
 

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I bet they all aren't doing well. We have some that are doing just fine. And others that are simply closed. This is gonna separate the wheat from the chaff...
@Mrs. Valve was talking to the bar manager at one we go to a lot, she said they're fine, and the other one we go to all the time is doing well. So that's 2 out of the 12 or so in the area.

We also don't have 4 bazillion craft brewholes here like other places. Seems like the places that are saturated with craft breweries are where you'll see closures.
 
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@Mrs. Valve was talking to the bar manager at one we go to a lot, she said they're fine, and the other one we go to all the time is doing well. So that's 2 out of the 12 or so in the area.

We also don't have 4 bazillion craft brewholes here like other places. Seems like the places that are saturated with craft breweries are where you'll see closures.
Gotcha. Yeah, we have something like 70 breweries within ~30 minutes of us.

edit: We have 88. https://thebrewerybay.com/
 

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Gotcha. Yeah, we have something like 70 breweries within ~30 minutes of us.

edit: We have 88. https://thebrewerybay.com/
Last I saw we had 83 just for Denver alone. That's not counting the metro area or Boulder. I would guess we have to be close to the 200 range doing the metro area. Then you go 1 hour north to Fort Collins and hit another 30 or so.
 

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Looks like I'm getting back into brewing since I've got all this room for activities now. Have any of you fuckers used kveik yeast? Seems interesting and I'd like to give it a try. If anyone has a proven recipe they would share.....
 
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Gotcha. Yeah, we have something like 70 breweries within ~30 minutes of us.

edit: We have 88. https://thebrewerybay.com/
Last I saw we had 83 just for Denver alone. That's not counting the metro area or Boulder. I would guess we have to be close to the 200 range doing the metro area. Then you go 1 hour north to Fort Collins and hit another 30 or so.

That seems really saturated to me, though I just found out there are 57 here according to this.


Knew there was a lot but wasn"t expecting quite that many either. I'd think some of them pretty much have to get weeded out from all the closings.
 

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That seems really saturated to me, though I just found out there are 57 here according to this.


Knew there was a lot but wasn"t expecting quite that many either. I'd think some of them pretty much have to get weeded out from all the closings.
I actually assumed there would be more in Austin. It's always hard to know the numbers when there are so many small ones. I seem them pop up here all the time. Or I'll see their name on an event and think who the heck are they.
 
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I actually assumed there would be more in Austin. It's always hard to know the numbers when there are so many small ones. I seem them pop up here all the time. Or I'll see their name on an event and think who the heck are they.
I don't know that much about that business, like turnover, etc. Has to be some amount of flash in the pan startups that don't last.
 

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I don't know that much about that business, like turnover, etc. Has to be some amount of flash in the pan startups that don't last.
That's because every middle aged white guy gets bored and starts home brewing. And then he thinks he's good enough to open a place in a strip mall and sell his special beer and square pizzas they made on a from scratch wood buring pizza oven out back.
 

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The reality is the last 3-4 years the craft industry has really changed. The old model was to bottle/can your beer and do everything you could to get it on a grocery store shelf. Eventually there became so many options alot of them moved away from that focus and to a tap room model. Where there were only selling onsite and potentially doing crowlers and growlers. And the consumers followed suit. Instead of spreading yourself over dozens and dozens of options at the store you started to go physically to your closest but best tap room. You would hang out there. Drink with folks. Play trivia and other games. Partake in the random food trucks. This was a fantastic model at the time and TBH it's the one I preferred myself. I enjoyed going to a small taproom that was built on the front end of the actual brewery. It just had a feel I enjoyed over a normal bar. The issue is that model doesn't work in times like COVID where the percentage of people coming in is next to nothing. And even folks doing to-go beer the quantity is much lower than if folks were in the tap room. And since alot of these newer breweries aren't set up to do another go-to-market path they will either be propped up by their customer base or they will go away.
 
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That seems really saturated to me, though I just found out there are 57 here according to this.


Knew there was a lot but wasn"t expecting quite that many either. I'd think some of them pretty much have to get weeded out from all the closings.
It's funny I've been to all of those tap rooms in the photos in that link you posted.
 
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I'm a newbie and want to add the process to my food/beer blog. I was thinking of buying a kit off of Amazon... Like a starter kit, but it looks like most of the tools needed can be bought from Home Depot.

What are your experiences and will you join me in 4 to 6 weeks for the tasting?
Hey! Did this ever work out for you guys?

I got a great idea for kangaroo milk in beer.


Maybe dry hop with some marmot placenta.
 

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Looks like I'm getting back into brewing since I've got all this room for activities now. Have any of you fuckers used kveik yeast? Seems interesting and I'd like to give it a try. If anyone has a proven recipe they would share.....
kviek is awesome. Especially if you don't have good fermentation temp control. I've only done one back with it but it came out great.