Author Archives: Brian

About Brian

I like beer.

Why It’s Important to Know Who Brews Your Beer

“It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business.” – Michael Corleone, The Godfather The big news in craft beer these days is all about acquisitions. AB InBev acquired Goose Island in 2011 and followed that up with 10 Barrel, Blue Point, … Continue reading

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One Year Back in Greenville

One year ago today, our moving van rolled back into Greenville. Was it a triumphant return, or wounded retreat? I believe it’s the former. Nicole and I spent two and a half awesome years in Tampa. I look back at … Continue reading

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Fireforge and other South Carolina start-up breweries shut out from festivals and special events

“People love free beer. Why ruin the fun?” — Nicole Cendrowski, VP Arts & Crafts, Fireforge Crafted Beer Recently, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) and SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division) began to strictly enforce a 20+ year-old state alcohol law that … Continue reading

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Is the craft beer market saturated?

Not from where I’m sitting. The Brewer’s Association recently released the 2015 craft beer sales data, which showed continued growth of the industry. Craft beer sales increased 12.8% by volume and 16% by dollar, marking the sixth straight year of … Continue reading

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Planning a Business

In a little over a week, June 6 will mark the two-year anniversary of my opening Google Docs and creating the file that would become the Fireforge Crafted Beer business plan. It began as Croxbone Brewing Company. I was in … Continue reading

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BTR Collaboration #2: SheaDog Irish Red

Coming up on Thursday, May 8, we’ll be releasing our Batch #2 brewed at the Brewer’s Tasting Room. In collaboration with our friends Mike Shea and Silvana Capaldi, we brewed an Irish Red in homage to Mike’s Irish heritage. We couldn’t keep … Continue reading

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Cigar City & Intuition collab at Brewer’s Tasting Room

Two of my favorite Florida breweries, Cigar City Brewing and Intuition Ale Works, teamed up over Tampa Bay Beer Week at the Brewer’s Tasting Room. Joey Redner and Keegan Malone from Cigar City and Ben Davis from Intuition collaborated on this Imperial … Continue reading

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