Ever since I started this amazing and sometimes maddening adventure of opening a brewery I’ve been agonizing over what beers I want to brew. I’ve covered this subject in a few previous posts, so I will try very hard not to repeat myself or say the same thing again (see what I did there?). Well, […]


Funny how things change in just a few weeks. Two weeks ago, I couldn’t stop wearing pantyhose and now I want nothing to do with them! No wait, that’s not what changed! I mean, yes it did. No, no…oh never mind! What’s really changed is that my glacial pace, as mentioned here, has become more […]


Back To The Beers

by Gary Gulley on January 7, 2013 · 2 comments

in Hops, Ingredients, Malt, Recipes, Yeast

As much time as I spend thinking about the business part of the brewery, I spend at least as much time thinking about the brewing part of the brewery. That’s what this is all about, right? I’m thinking about recipes to the point that it’s actually become a stress point in my life. I really, […]


Quick Updates (again)

by Gary Gulley on August 25, 2012 · 0 comments

in Business Plan, Recipes

Just wanted to let everyone know I definitely haven’t forgotten about blogging. I’m forcing myself to NOT blog so I can get this biz plan 100% complete, and oh my oh my is it close. I keep saying it’s close, but then I uncover more material to add or spreadsheet changes to make. But this […]


Beers To Surprise and Delight

by Gary Gulley on August 1, 2012 · 5 comments

in Hops, Philosophy, Recipes

As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my flagship recipes. I don’t recall mulling over any other major decisions in my life as much as this one. Seriously. I’ve gone back and forth in my mind about which style-esqe beers to launch with and as […]


Let’s talk IPA’s. My friends are giving me shit on my personal Facebook page about the little blurb in the Red Eye about Panic Brewing today which says, “There will be no IPA”. I had some coworkers also comment on it this morning as well. Well, that is correct, no IPAs for Panic. Allow me […]


Citra Hops, I Presume?

by Gary Gulley on February 13, 2012 · 3 comments

in Hops, Ingredients, Recipes

Here’s a little tip to anyone attempting to open a brewery: make sure the ingredients for your launch beers are readily available, specifically hops. At the time of this writing, February 2012, there are certain hop varieties that are in very short supply through 2012, 2013,  2014, and beyond. Varieties in short supply include Citra, […]


Let’s Talk About Beer, Baby

by Gary Gulley on December 12, 2011 · 1 comment

in Ingredients, Recipes

So what beers am I going to make?  Well, allow me to explain. My love for American craft beer and good imported beer is beyond measure. I adore well crafted West Coast hoppy pale ales, Belgian gueuzes, Czech pilsners, English bitters, just about all styles.  So very, very soon, I have to decide what beers […]

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