By Matt Van Wyk, Brewmaster of Oakshire Brewing
Ah, the year in review. It’s always fun to look back at what we’ve accomplished since we are always so focused on what lies ahead. And, boy, do we have a lot lying ahead of us here at Oakshire, but more on that in a bit. For now, let’s see what we’ve done on this last trip around the sun.
Just like everyone in the craft beer industry, we continue to grow and manage all the changes that come with it. For perspective, we made roughly 6,500 barrels of beer in 2012 and have typically been on a 40-60% per year growth pattern. This year is no exception as we are aiming to close out the year around 9,100 barrels. As we started the year, we knew that our ever-increasing tasting room business was going to need to be dealt with. If you’ve visited our brewery, you know the old tasting room was right in the forklift lane. That’s not good for inviting more thirsty folks to our brewery. Because of that, we really only did public sales on Friday afternoon and Saturday. Read More…
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