"I'd rather have a life of 'Oh wells' than a life of 'What ifs'." ~unknown
Hello, thank you so much for checking in with us. You are witnessing the birth of a dream. We will chronicle our brewery's first steps, words, and momentous occasions right here.
The Very Nice Brewing Company was first thought of while I was in college. I worked my way through school with some of the most interesting, fabulous and caring individuals at the Junction Bar and Grill in Bowling Green, Ohio. I was hooked on the pub scene. Not for the wild times, but for the peace and solace of the companionship a neighborhood pub can provide a community. It was always "Very Nice", and thus the name for our beer was born.
I cannot paint, draw, sing, play an instrument, or write poetry, so as far as my artistic side goes, it was non-existent. Then I found fermentables!!! I found this to be a venue in which I could express myself artistically and realized I had a passion to be where the beer was born. I love conversing with other beer nerds for hours and never get tired of it. So please, stop by!
I would like to thank several individuals who are instrumental in this adventure. Cory Oneel with Granite City Brewery who was the first person I ever brewed with...he remains as my mentor and good friend. I will always turn to him for advice. Aaron Stueck at BJ’s Brewery in Boulder who has been gracious enough to allow me to shadow him with his magnificent pursuit of the perfect beer....his technical expertise is inspiring! Last but not least, Tim Myers and John Fletcher at the Strange Brewery in Denver who have shown me the equivalent to Jazz as it applies to Brewing...the tastes that they create are out of this world!!
I am joined in this adventure with my partner and wife, Susan Green. She is the level headed "Ying" to my impetuous "Yang". Together we are partners in this mid-life crisis called The Very Nice Brewing Company.