I attended the open house for Dry Dock Brewing's new production facility yesterday. I was invited because of my work with the owners on this project. While the project was fun, and I feel I accomplished my goals, I can't say that this experience left me satisfied with my career. I keep wondering what if I actually did move forward on a small tap room brewery after losing my job in 2008. I was so close....and probably the truth is, that I chickend out.
Somehow, I feel I missed an opportunity. It left me wondering if there is indeed something else I should be doing. Truth be told, I have always wanted to work for a brewery....from the very first tour of a brewery (Bud Plant at Busch Gardens, Tampa Florida in 1980 when I was 10, and subsequent visits to the big breweries in St. Louis and even Coors in Golden Colorado in 1998). Making Beer! WOW! I started making my own beer in 1993....but it is those big production facilities that somehow seems like a natural fit.
If you need a communications director/government relations guy and you own a brewery, let me know. I also know how to drive a forklift, brew, and have a firm grasp of math....sort of jack of all trades.