It's weird asking people for money. Craig and I have never enjoyed it... but since neither of us ever expected to be opening a business it's turned into a bit of a necessary evil for the moment. I've never really had any sort of vision for future employment for myself. I just turned 25 and am still working in a grocery store with no plans for future schooling or anything else.
I've never found the right mix of something I'm passionate about being an option monetarily while also being something that I could do every day. I've written a lot of unfinished stories and often thought of trying to write other things like scripts but neither of those ever seemed realistic.
I AM however very passionate about craft beer..Now. When I was 19 I was in the same barrel as everyone else where s long as it was wet and had alcohol (and cost 10 bucks for 6) then I'd drink it. Over the last few years I've been living in Nova Scotia, which is home to so many wonderful nano and microbreweries that make a ton of different a quirky craft beers. There are also gastropubs here that brew their very own beers in house! I've made a solid attempt to try them all, and then slowly realized I could never go back to mass produced lagers. I wont name any names and I'm definitely not here to insult anyone who enjoys such brews, but my tastes have definitely moved in a new direction when it comes to beer. My favourite these days are Amber Ales, I highly recommend them!
But here I've gotten all off track. I came here to say that I feel weird about asking people for money but because this project has quickly become a very real dream for Craig and I, I think the discomfort is definitely something I can stomach if it means I'll be able to share my passion for craft beer with the wonderful small town that raised me.
And I'd very much like to thank everyone who has donated so far, invested in us, believed in us! We wouldn't have made it to this point even if it wasn't for the wonderful support and love from all you kids. And since there's never a bad time to put a fundraiser link around...