I’ve got one more big question for you. You’ve been a founder of a brewery for eight years now. Do you have one big thing that comes to mind that you learned that you wish you could have told yourself a few years ago? Something that would have made it a lot easier or would have changed the direction of the brewery?
Ha, there’s probably a lot. When I look back in hindsight, there were definitely times where I was just dumb enough to not to know what I didn’t know. In some ways that’s a good thing. Early on it was probably better not knowing any better because I was probably less stressed.
Kind of going on my taproom comment, we definitely hit times where we lost focus on what we were trying to do. We tried to do a lot of different things and go a lot of different directions. In the last few years, we’ve been getting focused and it has been key for us. Maybe the advice is you can change your focus, but make sure you’re actually focused on a plan and not just shooting wide and hoping to hit something.
Makes sense. Anything you want to tell people who are reading to look out for regarding Payette in the next few months and then going into 2019?
There’s some cool stuff going on but I’m not ready to really talk about it. Haha.
Fair enough! We’ll just have to follow you on social or come by the taproom.
Awesome. People can find us at @payettebrewing
I appreciate your time, man.
No problem, thanks a lot.