Call me crazy, call me nuts, call me anything you want (my wife and family have already thrown all those verbal grenades at me). I am hell bent on starting a craft brewery based in Vancouver, BC.
Why you ask? It might be because I was raised by a father who would teach me his secret home brew recipes that my grandfather had brought to Canada in the 1950’s, after being entirely dissatisfied with the quality and range of beer available in Canada. Or it could be that I was surrounded by friends and family who were actively entrepreneurs and spoke about the great things that happen when you push your own boundaries. But I think the biggest reason may be the most simple. Life is short. These 3 words mean so much. Think about it for a second … we all know friends and family that have passed away too early, or a grandfather who sees their perspective of life change as they are older. The truth is, I wasn’t entirely happy with my life about 5 years ago, and this moment has been five years in the making. More to come on that in subsequent posts.
I hope this blog becomes a useful too for people who are thinking the same thing as me, people who are interested in craft beer and for people that are fascinated with seeing others take the biggest gamble of their life in pursuit of a passion.
So there it is. I am going to commit to uploading regularly with video, information and somewhat humorous posts about this process. I have been working towards this dream for 5 years, and I hope that I am closer now that I have ever been in the past.