Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery
I wanted to like this book so bad. I love brewing beer and craft beers in general. I have this faraway dream of one day starting a brewpub business and brewing beer for a living. so I thought this would be a great read for me.
There are a few problems with this book.
1. it's trying to be a few different books and not being successful at any of them. The authors should have picked a thesis and stuck to it.
2. it's not organized very well. it can be rambly at spots before the authors circl ...more
This winning tale of the rise of the Brooklyn Brewery follows the basic pattern of every entrepreneur's memoir: a restless visionary sets out to accomplish a dream, barely survives a series of setbacks, emerges victorious—and ready to tell readers how they can do the same. But this account serves up more than the usual suds and foam—its counsel is sound and its prose lively, and it should appeal to both wannabe industrialists and beer drinkers, not that those categories a
Also a "sobering" and fascinating tale of just how challenging it is to be an entrepreneur, even a successful one.
I actually listened to it as an audiobook (though that is n ...more
very readable but not very engrossing. it reads a lot like a polished press release and is pretty emotionless, which i get (if you have a business public face you don't want to "open up" i guess) but there were some moments that could have been great, especially considering one of the authors was ...more