Neal Freeland

Engineering/marketing manager, family guy. My personal blog with a few work thoughts mixed in.


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Took a group of buddies for a tour of the Georgetown Brewery south of the stadium this weekend. I know the brewer and owner Manny Chao through Erik, who I sail with every summer (they went to UW together). Manny’s business has doubled every year since he opened 4 years ago. I remember the opening when he only had 2 fermenters, and now the hall has 14. We tasted (and tasted and tasted – half glasses of course) and had a great time.
My favorite part of the tour was the cooler. We asked him what happens if he loses power (Seattle just had a HUGE storm that knocked 1.5 M people off the grid for up to 8 days). As a small business owner, he doesn’t have a back-up generator, but he said fortunately the local power company is pretty responsive. We joked that the work crews would say things like "Forget city hall, SAVE THE BEER!!!"

Written by nealfreeland

January 8, 2007 at 9:19 am

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