I was honored that I was invited to the Columbus Business Round Table meeting and as I was getting my beer together (I figured that was why they invite me to these things) I thought I should take another peek at the details of the invite.
All seemed well until I read "discussion of a vision to move our City’s business climate forward over coffee and doughnuts" hmmmmm I thought!! who wants coffee, donuts AND beer!! something was not right! Then I looked at the time and saw 7:30 to 9:00 and realized I would be missing The Office and Survivor. BUT WAIT . . . . . what were those two letters?? A.M ?? oh man . . . it was a morning meeting. I am very disappointed, although I'm not really sure why I was invited in the first place except for my "vision".
I'm just a guy that puts his shirts on one leg at a time like everyone else. Sure, I working on plans to open a brewpub. Sure I have ZERO restaurant management knowledge and yea I have zero bar management knowledge and I only make 5 gallon batches of beer at a time and I really have no money at all. BUT I DO HAVE A VISION!!
I've read a lot of books and I know how to market AND I was a cook in a restaurant for a few years. What could go wrong!!
Speaking of going wrong - I was a cook at the Skelly Truck Stop on HWY 51 and the interstate and I was working breakfast. All was going well when our manager came up and asked where his cleaning detergent was. I had no idea and continued cooking breakfasts.
A few minutes later he is asking where this tin bucket that was sitting right here (pointing ) was and I said it was next to teh hashbrowns. WHAT!!!!
Well, it was the special butter oil can and it was right here.!! "NO NO he whispers loudly, I was using that to clean, it was detergent".
I asked Ruby if anyone as complaining about the hashbrowns and she said all her regulars were happy campers. I asked the dishwasher if there were a lot of hashbrowns coming back and he said nothing unusual.
Well - I hope those truckers were well down the road before that cleaning fluid hit!
My manager was an idiot! We compared his cleaning fluid and my butter oil and it was almost a perfect match! YUMMO!!!
Looks like a get together at the Kurth Friday and I'll break out some Chocolate Stout - bottel aged 25 days now - needs another month but is pretty tasty RIGHT NOW!
I have some lighter beers in the pipeline. My goal is to have five house beers plus a seasonal and an Experimental (such as a Hefeweizen, Belgian Tripple, Dunkelweizen, MILD, American Wheat and so forth). I have at least two keeper recipes now, my Stout and Flat Squirre which is an Amber(you guys have not tried it yet but it's great). I'm still working on an IPA, a Pale ale, a Blond and a Brown.
I bottled a Nut Brown last week but I'm not excited so far about it, I have a British MILD almost ready and that California Amber/IPA fusion from Sean's Hops.
Sean - if you read this there is a BRIGHT yellow tree/bush in the parking lot of the Hospital - it's awesome - what is it!!! I want one.
Have a wonderful Thursday and remember