After a certain age we always remember our firsts. Your first kiss which likely led to your first love and ultimately your first heartbreak. You’re over it now and can probably look back and laugh at yourself for being so fragile but nonetheless we look back at it, usually fondly.
My first job in the craft beer industry has been one that I will certainly never forget. Due South Brewing Co, at the time a start up brewery, took a chance on a not so bright eyed and in no way bushy tailed server admin with a passion for craft beer and just a blog and podcast to show for it. Over 5 years at Due South I have learned the up and downs, the lefts and the rights, even the u-turns and going the wrong way down the one way streets of this industry. To put it simply to an outsider, it’s nothing like you imagine.
2017 has been a big year for craft beer, especially the South Florida market. We’ve seen the amount of breweries increase month after month so much that it’s hard to keep track of who is opening and who is celebrating an anniversary. “You’re celebrating your 2 year anniversary you say? Fuck, where has the time gone?”