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(Some Vet)   Brewing beer and hiring Veterans, that's unpossible ..... No, its the Veteran Beer Co. out of Chicago   (veteranbeercompany.com) divider line 39
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2013-12-14 10:54:35 AM
salute
 
2013-12-14 11:28:16 AM
I've heard good things about their Blonde Bomber, have to give it a try.

///Subby
 
2013-12-14 01:58:02 PM
I got loaded on it.  I woke up with a case of the nasty flashbacks.
 
2013-12-14 03:17:43 PM
How long before the ACLU sues them for hiring discrimination?
 
2013-12-14 03:27:07 PM
Minnesota beer with a Chicago PO Box. Nothing particularly "Chicago" or "veteran" about it.

Except they employ vets. Like every other business in the USA.
 
2013-12-14 03:33:19 PM
I would be impressed if they just hired the veterans without also trying to cash in on it by calling the company Veteran Beer and making it their marketing strategy.
 
2013-12-14 03:33:37 PM

jaytkay: Minnesota beer with a Chicago PO Box. Nothing particularly "Chicago" or "veteran" about it.

Except they employ vets. Like every other business in the USA.


Yer a real buzz kill, but yeah.

/vet
 
2013-12-14 03:35:26 PM

Quaker: I would be impressed if they just hired the veterans without also trying to cash in on it by calling the company Veteran Beer and making it their marketing strategy.


This. You get the distinct impression they're hiring them for the marketing value more than anything else.
 
2013-12-14 03:37:49 PM

gweilo8888: Quaker: I would be impressed if they just hired the veterans without also trying to cash in on it by calling the company Veteran Beer and making it their marketing strategy.

This. You get the distinct impression they're hiring them for the marketing value more than anything else.



So they do a good thing, and try to make that a selling point. Those bastards.

I guess Kid Rock hiring displaced autoworkers to make his beer is bad as well?
 
2013-12-14 03:38:07 PM

gweilo8888: Quaker: I would be impressed if they just hired the veterans without also trying to cash in on it by calling the company Veteran Beer and making it their marketing strategy.

This. You get the distinct impression they're hiring them for the marketing value more than anything else.


You guys are so cynical to think it's all about sales.

/There's also tax breaks.
 
2013-12-14 03:43:21 PM

globalwarmingpraiser: So they do a good thing, and try to make that a selling point. Those bastards.

I guess Kid Rock hiring displaced autoworkers to make his beer is bad as well?


Bad? No. If he's made a big deal of having done it, though, then you'd be naive to think it was for charitable reasons. People performing actual charity don't usually go around blowing their own trumpets about it.
 
2013-12-14 03:46:17 PM
Can I get a growler of PTSD?

/I keed, I keed!
//on my way out the door to Half Acre for a growler of Space
 
2013-12-14 03:50:01 PM

gweilo8888: globalwarmingpraiser: So they do a good thing, and try to make that a selling point. Those bastards.

I guess Kid Rock hiring displaced autoworkers to make his beer is bad as well?

Bad? No. If he's made a big deal of having done it, though, then you'd be naive to think it was for charitable reasons. People performing actual charity don't usually go around blowing their own trumpets about it.


I don't really care what their motivations are.  A lot of people do nice things for the accolades, but the world's still a better place for what they did.
 
2013-12-14 03:53:23 PM
Tastes like Depression!
 
2013-12-14 03:54:50 PM
Where I work, we've had a few vets passing through as interns after they completed various brewing courses, We hired a vet a couple of months ago, because he wanted, and could do, the job. not because he was a vet.

I didn't want to make any allegations of marketing stradigims. it could very well be a group of vets who know each other because of simular life experiences and interests.

but, this is the beer industry, and it's ALWAYS been about marketing. Especially since every ass hole and their brother is starting up a craft brewery again.
 
2013-12-14 03:55:52 PM
Why's that unpossible? As has been pointed out, the only thing odd about it is that they're making such a big deal out of it.
 
2013-12-14 03:59:54 PM

gweilo8888: globalwarmingpraiser: So they do a good thing, and try to make that a selling point. Those bastards.

I guess Kid Rock hiring displaced autoworkers to make his beer is bad as well?

Bad? No. If he's made a big deal of having done it, though, then you'd be naive to think it was for charitable reasons. People performing actual charity don't usually go around blowing their own trumpets about it.



Hmmm...I am doing a good thing, I need people to purchase my product to keep doing. PEOPLE I AM DOING THESE GOOD THINGS BUY MY BEER!!!!
 
2013-12-14 04:08:00 PM
Let me know if/when they want to open a branch in western NY, I'll happily apply :P
 
2013-12-14 04:18:02 PM
It'd be nice to have, I don't know, an ARTICLE, rather than just a link to their site. Plug tag on vacation?
 
2013-12-14 04:20:24 PM

darwinpolice: gweilo8888: globalwarmingpraiser: So they do a good thing, and try to make that a selling point. Those bastards.

I guess Kid Rock hiring displaced autoworkers to make his beer is bad as well?

Bad? No. If he's made a big deal of having done it, though, then you'd be naive to think it was for charitable reasons. People performing actual charity don't usually go around blowing their own trumpets about it.

I don't really care what their motivations are.  A lot of people do nice things for the accolades, but the world's still a better place for what they did.


Unless the act is 'nice' because it's generally viewed as selfless, which it wouldn't be if they were doing it for accolades...
 
2013-12-14 04:20:26 PM

darwinpolice: gweilo8888: globalwarmingpraiser: So they do a good thing, and try to make that a selling point. Those bastards.

I guess Kid Rock hiring displaced autoworkers to make his beer is bad as well?

Bad? No. If he's made a big deal of having done it, though, then you'd be naive to think it was for charitable reasons. People performing actual charity don't usually go around blowing their own trumpets about it.

I don't really care what their motivations are.  A lot of people do nice things for the accolades, but the world's still a better place for what they did.


It's like recycling even if you don't believe in global warming.

/save me your 22oz bottles for my next batch of brew...
 
2013-12-14 04:29:43 PM
it's PTSDelicious
 
2013-12-14 04:30:45 PM

Cerebral Knievel: Where I work, we've had a few vets passing through as interns after they completed various brewing courses, We hired a vet a couple of months ago, because he wanted, and could do, the job. not because he was a vet.

I didn't want to make any allegations of marketing stradigims. it could very well be a group of vets who know each other because of simular life experiences and interests.

but, this is the beer industry, and it's ALWAYS been about marketing. Especially since every ass hole and their brother is starting up a craft brewery again.


St. Nicks Holiday Ale bottled just in time for Christmas
Wurzburg Weizenbier in the fermenter

/asshole craft brewer

ohdoublereally: /save me your 22oz bottles for my next batch of brew...


^This
 
2013-12-14 04:40:34 PM
Iunno. Cynically, they're using vets as an angle to increase market share. Optimistically, they're leveraging market share to help vets.

What the hell, I watched White Christmas twice last night while building a painted wooden fireplace for a window holiday display. I'm gonna say this is A GOOD THING.

Now where can I buy some?
 
2013-12-14 04:45:18 PM

sammyk: Cerebral Knievel: Where I work, we've had a few vets passing through as interns after they completed various brewing courses, We hired a vet a couple of months ago, because he wanted, and could do, the job. not because he was a vet.

I didn't want to make any allegations of marketing stradigims. it could very well be a group of vets who know each other because of simular life experiences and interests.

but, this is the beer industry, and it's ALWAYS been about marketing. Especially since every ass hole and their brother is starting up a craft brewery again.

St. Nicks Holiday Ale bottled just in time for Christmas
Wurzburg Weizenbier in the fermenter

/asshole craft brewer

ohdoublereally: /save me your 22oz bottles for my next batch of brew...

^This


Legend Brewing Chocolate porter, and burbon barrel conditioned Golden ale and porter and we just sent off almost 90,000 bottles of our Brown ale and pale ale to the craft beer club of america beer of the month club.

just in time for christmas!

/another asshole craft brewer, well, more of a prick really.

:D
 
2013-12-14 04:50:37 PM
I won't buy any product that is promoted by a classification of some employees, because that tells me that that is the only thing it has going for it. Such categories include

1. Veterans
2. disabled
3. Christian
3. women
4. Downs Syndrome (for some janitorial/warehouse tasks)

Maybe if something is a charity (employing orphans, Girl Scouts, etc.) I will buy something to help the charity but not for a for profit enterprise.

The only exception is ethnic foods where you would expect an ethnicity to be more knowledgeable about their own food. Note I said "own food". I've seen things like Jewish Teriyaki Sauce which earn instant rejection.
 
2013-12-14 05:18:26 PM
How about some wine?
http://valorwinery.com/
 
2013-12-14 05:26:11 PM

globalwarmingpraiser: I guess Kid Rock hiring displaced autoworkers to make his beer is bad as well?


Yes. They would have had an easier time finding work without that wretched stain on their resume. Would you hire someone who was involved in making that trash?
 
2013-12-14 06:21:19 PM

Cerebral Knievel: sammyk: Cerebral Knievel: Where I work, we've had a few vets passing through as interns after they completed various brewing courses, We hired a vet a couple of months ago, because he wanted, and could do, the job. not because he was a vet.

I didn't want to make any allegations of marketing stradigims. it could very well be a group of vets who know each other because of simular life experiences and interests.

but, this is the beer industry, and it's ALWAYS been about marketing. Especially since every ass hole and their brother is starting up a craft brewery again.

St. Nicks Holiday Ale bottled just in time for Christmas
Wurzburg Weizenbier in the fermenter

/asshole craft brewer

ohdoublereally: /save me your 22oz bottles for my next batch of brew...

^This

Legend Brewing Chocolate porter, and burbon barrel conditioned Golden ale and porter and we just sent off almost 90,000 bottles of our Brown ale and pale ale to the craft beer club of america beer of the month club.

just in time for christmas!

/another asshole craft brewer, well, more of a prick really.

:D


Awesome!

I'm just getting started. Doing 5gal batches, but I'm hooked. This hobby is going to get out of control just like all my other hobbies. The home brew community is incredible. Every one I have met so far has gone out of their way to help the newcomer. It's like we all have the same goal of making every batch a good batch.

Happy brewing!
 
2013-12-14 08:03:41 PM

sammyk: Cerebral Knievel: sammyk: Cerebral Knievel: Where I work, we've had a few vets passing through as interns after they completed various brewing courses, We hired a vet a couple of months ago, because he wanted, and could do, the job. not because he was a vet.

I didn't want to make any allegations of marketing stradigims. it could very well be a group of vets who know each other because of simular life experiences and interests.

but, this is the beer industry, and it's ALWAYS been about marketing. Especially since every ass hole and their brother is starting up a craft brewery again.

St. Nicks Holiday Ale bottled just in time for Christmas
Wurzburg Weizenbier in the fermenter

/asshole craft brewer

ohdoublereally: /save me your 22oz bottles for my next batch of brew...

^This

Legend Brewing Chocolate porter, and burbon barrel conditioned Golden ale and porter and we just sent off almost 90,000 bottles of our Brown ale and pale ale to the craft beer club of america beer of the month club.

just in time for christmas!

/another asshole craft brewer, well, more of a prick really.

:D

Awesome!

I'm just getting started. Doing 5gal batches, but I'm hooked. This hobby is going to get out of control just like all my other hobbies. The home brew community is incredible. Every one I have met so far has gone out of their way to help the newcomer. It's like we all have the same goal of making every batch a good batch.

Happy brewing!


I started out homebrewing, fell into doing it Pro about 14 years ago. pretty much everyone on staff still churns out 5 gallon batches and most of the time we treat them as pilot batches for seasonals and specials. some make the cut, others, not so much. But we do try to spend at least a weekend hanging out with each other grilling out, drinking beer and brewing beer.
 
2013-12-14 08:10:19 PM

Cerebral Knievel: sammyk: Cerebral Knievel: sammyk: Cerebral Knievel: Where I work, we've had a few vets passing through as interns after they completed various brewing courses, We hired a vet a couple of months ago, because he wanted, and could do, the job. not because he was a vet.

I didn't want to make any allegations of marketing stradigims. it could very well be a group of vets who know each other because of simular life experiences and interests.

but, this is the beer industry, and it's ALWAYS been about marketing. Especially since every ass hole and their brother is starting up a craft brewery again.

St. Nicks Holiday Ale bottled just in time for Christmas
Wurzburg Weizenbier in the fermenter

/asshole craft brewer

ohdoublereally: /save me your 22oz bottles for my next batch of brew...

^This

Legend Brewing Chocolate porter, and burbon barrel conditioned Golden ale and porter and we just sent off almost 90,000 bottles of our Brown ale and pale ale to the craft beer club of america beer of the month club.

just in time for christmas!

/another asshole craft brewer, well, more of a prick really.

:D

Awesome!

I'm just getting started. Doing 5gal batches, but I'm hooked. This hobby is going to get out of control just like all my other hobbies. The home brew community is incredible. Every one I have met so far has gone out of their way to help the newcomer. It's like we all have the same goal of making every batch a good batch.

Happy brewing!

I started out homebrewing, fell into doing it Pro about 14 years ago. pretty much everyone on staff still churns out 5 gallon batches and most of the time we treat them as pilot batches for seasonals and specials. some make the cut, others, not so much. But we do try to spend at least a weekend hanging out with each other grilling out, drinking beer and brewing beer.


I started brewing last year. I also grew some hops but didn't actually get enough to do anything with. Except I took a few buds off the vine and rubbed them between my fingers and gave it a smell. Yum Yum. Now I know which flavor is the hops in beer and I enjoy a nice hoppy beer all the more. It also funny most people don't know what ABV is and why it's important.
 
2013-12-15 07:13:14 AM
I prefer Victory gin.
 
2013-12-15 09:12:43 AM
I think this is an awesome idea. As for the choice of beers... I'm glad the brewer went with pretty approachable beers, since that's what a lot of military had access to. And all that talk about self-promotion, well, if it helps them earn more money to hire more unemployed or disabled vets, all the better. Does it make the owner some profit? Sure, why not. Being through the military usually means you're dependable, trainable, and in this case, fit in well with the co-workers.

A group is trying the same thing with wine out in California.
http://valorwinery.com/
 
2013-12-15 09:50:51 AM
Is it available in Canada?
 
2013-12-15 10:18:29 AM

dolphkhan: It'd be nice to have, I don't know, an ARTICLE, rather than just a link to their site. Plug tag on vacation?



I submitted this with the plug tag, the Admin was kind enough to apply the 'Hero' tag, in the hope of attracting more eyes/clicks
 
2013-12-15 12:10:10 PM

globalwarmingpraiser: gweilo8888: Quaker: I would be impressed if they just hired the veterans without also trying to cash in on it by calling the company Veteran Beer and making it their marketing strategy.

This. You get the distinct impression they're hiring them for the marketing value more than anything else.


So they do a good thing, and try to make that a selling point. Those bastards.

I guess Kid Rock hiring displaced autoworkers to make his beer is bad as well?


I seriously doubt that the desire to do a good thing preempted the desire to find an effective selling point. That doesn't make it a bad thing, of course, but it's a far cry from being heroic.
 
2013-12-15 12:13:34 PM

Cerebral Knievel: Where I work, we've had a few vets passing through as interns after they completed various brewing courses, We hired a vet a couple of months ago, because he wanted, and could do, the job. not because he was a vet.

I didn't want to make any allegations of marketing stradigims. it could very well be a group of vets who know each other because of simular life experiences and interests.

but, this is the beer industry, and it's ALWAYS been about marketing. Especially since every ass hole and their brother is starting up a craft brewery again.


Yeah. I hate having employment options, too.
 
2013-12-15 02:07:59 PM

Cerebral Knievel: Especially since every ass hole and their brother is starting up a craft brewery again.


Guilty!
 
2013-12-15 06:36:00 PM
You know, there are enough Farkers into craft brewing, we should unionize and start doing something productive.

...I almost made it through that without laughing...
 
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