Month: September 2017

  • The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit..

    In the summer of 2012, these pages ran a post on the coming tsunami regarding the number of projected new SKUs and craft breweries being constructed.  Now, five years later, it appears that the tsunami has blown itself out. Last week, Brett Cooper, of Consumer Edge Reports, stated that SKUs have dropped from a high […]

  • Readers..we have a problem!

    To all BBUP readers:   I have experienced an unexpected technical problem with our site.  Unfortunately it will have to be rebuilt which means I will not be able to send out weekly blogs for about a month.  I am sorry this happened and ask all to be understanding until it is fixed.  You can still […]

  • I say find one true friend to help you get through the tough times…

    The stories coming out of Florida and the deep southeast following the devastation that Hurricane Irma caused, are similar to those from Texas and Louisiana following Hurricane Harvey.  Help is pouring in from all over the world and stories of people helping each other are populating the news. What you are not going to hear […]

  • By getting into distribution and production, I am actually widening my base..

    The University of Texas at Dallas, under the direction of Dr. Richard Harrison, is conducting a semester-long graduate study class on the Texas beer industry, with a focus on the state’s craft beers.  The class is a continuation of what many universities are providing for their students who are desirous in attaining an education and […]

  • The hurricane flooded me out of a lot of memorabilia, but it can’t flood out the memories..

    In the summer of 1970, my second year as a helper at the Dallas Coors distributor during my college years, Corpus Christi and south Texas were hit by Celia, a category three hurricane.  Hurricane Celia, not unlike Hurricane Harvey, hit Corpus directly during the first week of August.  Damage, at that time, was estimated at […]