“Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed – Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, ‘It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.” -Jack Handy (American Humorist)
Craft Breweries tend to draw from a different clientele or perspective than the local or regular bar or night club scene. People at a bar or a nightclub tend to drink like the night is still young, while a brewery drinker tends to drink with a sense of accomplishment and closure to the day’s journey. Breweries tend to be more like a home away from home gathering, where you would typically be more interested in what’s on tap rather than looking for someone to tap. At a brewery, there is pride in each pour or serving and how it came to be. A brewery has that family or neighbor feeling where you stop by and catch up on what’s happening and you get to know the staff and perhaps build a different sort of relationship and friendship.