In our dire times of FUD and Brexit, now is the time to try a change of brew and to jump across multiple borders and ways. Welcoming new boarders ( 😉 ) sees this social at 7:30pm testing an alternative to our usual ale to instead sample some “Craft Beer” (also described as “modern American style”) at the Nottingham BrewDog Bar in Hockley.
Also of great note, for what might be a first for any brewery in the world, earlier this year BrewDog Went FLOSS!
All followed by the fine gentle relaxing taste of Kerala at the Kayal, Hockley at about 8:00pm.
Thence: Are we enthused back to the BrewDog or will we be lured elsewhere? Come along to find out!
Callum Hay and Eric Portelance want to be Canada’s first open-source brewers…
… “Given how much information we’ve acquired from other home brewers … it would be rude not to give back to the community in some way,” Hay says. In the end, the duo rejected a funding offer by an investor, instead raising funds from friends and family so that they could retain full ownership of Halo.
Giving away your intellectual property might not sound like a good business idea, but sharing ideas and beer recipes is common practice in craft brewing…
… Hay and Portelance are determined to be open source and think that the beer-drinking public is savvy enough to recognize true originality.
“What’s the worst that could happen?” Portelance asks. “Another commercial brewery makes the exact same beer as us? I think consumers would see through that.”