The thing I find interesting about meditation is what thoughts float through my mind as I concentrate on my breathing. It isn’t the important things in my life that float through my head that bother me. That is expected. It’s the silly things. Why am I thinking about a television show I haven’t watched in 5 years? I didn’t even like it when I was watching it. Anyway, here are the Five Articles.
- Craft beer franchises are a growing trend. Good entrepreneurs notice an opportunity and take advantage. That is good business. Local businesses can combat regional and national franchises simply by providing attention to local beers and breweries that the franchises cannot necessarily provide.
- British restaurants have not made the move to craft beer as fast as the public has. That is not surprising. Many restaurants in the US are just as lost when it comes to craft beer. They have preexisting relationships with AB and Miller that take up so many of their taps that are reserved for those beer companies often pushing out craft brewers that are local to each restaurant location.
- This is a good article on the challenges of self-distribution for craft brewers. Sometimes with brewers, they think a lot about the beer (hopefully beyond just through a bunch of hops in the wort), but not necessarily about the business.
- Craft brewers are local business owners. Along with being creative (hopefully beyond just thinking hops solve everything) they are local business owners who are parts of their community. I am glad that brewers are helping lead the protests against HB2, or as I refer to it a bazooka used to kill a gnat.
- We close out with an interview with Jim Koch of Sam Adams. I always find Jim Koch interesting even when I find him self-serving and condescending.