Just talked with the five brewers that started Clandestine Brewing in San Jose, and there will be a piece about it soon. I'll focus on the obstacles they've overcome and the things they bring to the table, but one of the overwhelming points of wisdom from the group was: do it. Do it now. Do it quickly. Do it.
I think that's a powerful takeaway, considering I was asking them to divulge things that had stood in their way. They focused on what went wrong and still thought the time was now, particularly in the parts of the world that are not yet saturated with good local craft brews.
Since BeerGraphs was our little Do It moment, I agree. And thank you for coming along for the ride. We're talking BeerFests and tools and all that we can to make your work lives more unproductive, and if you'd like to take part in any way, let us know (eno @ beergraphs.com).
Meanwhile, a big week at BeerGraphs:
Is Sam Adams too big to be craft brewing? BG on 538 explores.
Looks like not everyone's into the sour thing, and that's cool.
Go to Oregon, follow the Bend Ale Trail.
Hops is a wicked weed indeed -- a debut from Gage Siegel!
Beer on my Shirt has an episode at a gas station that takes some unpacking.
New beer roundup.
A fun look at some low-ABV beers.
One last look at your fantasy beer teams, which will finish up this week!