Brewing is currently on hiatus while I am on an epic nomadic journey across the world. So far I’ve lived in Portland and Seattle, each for one month, and in a week I move to Tokyo.
Since I can’t brew in my own facility while living this lifestyle, the brewhouse is packed up and stored in Los Angeles. But even though I’m not making beer, the brewery is far from dead. So, what’s going on the meantime, you ask? Let’s get into it!
First and foremost, I’m working on the business plan. This document is essential for making the transition from hobby to business. It will articulate out the trajectory of the brewery for roughly the next three years.
I’m also making connections with brewers and acquiring new fans and supporters of Bushido along the way. I’ve been getting acquainted with the beer scenes in Portland and Seattle so that I can gauge the viability and interest in setting up Bushido Brewery in one of those cities.
And let’s not forget to mention that I’m drinking a lot of beer! I’ve had some really excellent beer (and sake!) in Portland and Seattle, and I am completely stoked to hit the craft scene in Tokyo. My list of craft beer bars to explore there is already over two dozen and continues to grow! And that’s just beer – I haven’t even gotten to making my list of sake bars to visit yet.
In the coming months I will update the website and this blog will become more active. I intend to share what I’m tasting and learning as I travel and to provide more insight into what kind of business Bushido Brewery is evolving.
I have a short backlog of sharing to do from my time in Portland and Seattle and I’ll try to get that out ASAP so we can jump into Japanese beer together. Here we go!