I absolutely LOVE being in the Craft Beer industry. I spent over 20 years in IT working for a company, and all those years combined do not even come close to the fun, camaraderie, mutual respect, that I’ve experienced over the last 3 years.
I LOVE how virtually all of the brewers here in the Maritimes know each other and will do most anything to help each other out. I also LOVE how you continuously see collaborations amongst various craft breweries in the Maritimes. Aren’t we supposed to be competitors??? Nope, that’s not how we see it. Imagine seeing Budweiser and Coors getting together for a collaboration brew………or Microsoft and Apple getting together to co-design software? Not going to happen. And that’s exactly why I LOVE this industry so much here in the Maritimes.
Brewing is a ton of work, most often seven days a week, but the next time when you sit and tip back a pint of your favourite local craft beer, know that we are having a shit ton of fun brewing it for you. :-)