It honestly baffles me that every business idea there could be isn’t already patented with 3 competing businesses. There has to be an on-demand ringer t-shirt print service of celebrity instagram photos from the previous day filtered to make them look like zombies drinking slurpees. Maybe only 2 of those kind of businesses. But why didn’t someone think of Hopsy sooner? I read about it … Continue reading Learning About Hopsy a Little Late
It’s no secret to those that know me that I love pumpkin beer. The holiday season was really busy (as you saw from the lack of posts) and shopping is a big part of it. Because, really, nothing says end-of-year-holidays like consumerism. I do like finding good gifts to give, but one of the gifts I like to give to myself is pumpkin beer, as … Continue reading Pumpkin Ale Hoarding
I must clarify this that aside from games on at bars (like later today I’m sure), I’ve not watched an NFL football game on TV since the 2012 Super Bowl between the Giants and Patriots. That was because my friends were having a Super Bowl party. I haven’t been to a football game in 12 years. From there, I pass along this information. There is … Continue reading NFL’s Drunk Fan Champions
Basketball season has started. And I’m eating it all up. From Dirk and the Mavs fighting the good fight to why the Clippers deserve to be hated (great compilation story), the NBA has it’s share of characters on the court and at the keyboards. Yesterday, I found some interesting basketball news pertinent to the 2.5 people that read this. Chris Bosh beer is available today thanks to … Continue reading Chris Bosh, NBA All-Star and All-Beer First Team
I believe that living in and around San Francisco for so long has made me a bit of a food snob. But not the kind that insults and avoids bad food, just that I judge food to a sometimes superfluous degree. I’m also someone that is a huge supported of small business and true “mom and pop’s” places. I try to not let that bleed … Continue reading Where Do You Go From B-Dubs?
It’s not this kind of football this time. It’s American football. But both kinds of football supporters/fans love their beer. The Kansas City Chiefs will be taking over a pub in London and offering free beer to anyone that has tickets to the game. I guess you don’t have to be a Chiefs fan, but you’ll get free beer either way. I believe this promotion … Continue reading Football and a Pint? A Free Pint?
I’ve been a steady reader of the beer coverage by Fortune magazine and have lauded it to anyone that will listen (or can tolerate my annoying platitudes). Chris Morris is a champ, John Kell enlightens and the entire publication really offers great insights into beer as a business. And there has been a lot of beer business news. They cover the news not just from … Continue reading Great Beer News and Shiny Charts and Graphs
So the top 50 bars in the world for 2015 has hit, or at least the top 50 according to this guy and his opinion. And the criteria for top bars, when taken collectively, tends to be how many spirits it carries and range of cocktails. I think decor might matter more than beer selection and how knowledgeable the staff is about beer. And probably … Continue reading Two Out of Three Out Fifty Bars
Cheesy title, I know. So I’m a little late to this, the writing part and not the reading part, but I came across this list of top breweries in San Francisco. Well, it actually puts itself in a place of best places for craft beer. And it’s not truly just places in San Francisco proper. Also, it doesn’t really say top breweries, it says it’s … Continue reading The Beer Fire Spreads Across the Whole Bay Area
On September 8th, 2015, the purchase of 50% of Lagunitas by Heineken valued Lagunitas as $1 billion. A company buying a large stake in another company to share profits and operating expenses happens all the time. It’s sound business and economics. On September 11th, 2015, Greg Koch stepped down as CEO of Stone Brewing to be Executive Chairman. Consolidation and role focusing is standard operating procedure … Continue reading AB Inbev and SABMiller Host the Party in the Wave Pool