Take Risks?

Inaugural Mini-Series ~ Episode IV: “Excelling at Customer Service –   A 1/2 Pint of Ideas”

Customer Service Award, Episode IV: Renegade Brewing of Denver

Though I enjoy drinking a hearty stout in the winter or a crisp pale ale in the summer, it’s those sours, brett beers, imperial ipas, bitters, double smoked stouts, farm house ales, and other variations on Belgian styles, that peak my interest and motivate me to drive longer distances for that next intriguing beer. Simultaneously though, I understand that smaller breweries have limited capacity, must meet the demands of local customers looking for their favorite pints, and must control costs by not brewing that rather illusive triple ipa.

So this week’s post begins with a question, because there’s certainly not one correct answer. Should breweries seek to brew at least a few specialty, obscure beers, something outside of the typical, usual styles customers see at most every brewery? Continue reading

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Crafty Ladies: Renegade Brewing

From the Tasting Adventures of Lady Lupulin

With another great Crafty Ladies event under my belt, I’m feeling even more at home with this great group of women beer aficionados. Renegade Brewing was our guest for this gathering and the nearly one year-old brewery didn’t disappoint. One of the many benefits of Crafty Ladies is getting to hear first-hand stories about a brewery’s beginning, and being privy to a more intimate look (and tasting) of their beer. Continue reading