So, this has been a very, very busy summer for Madison Beer Review. In addition to generally busy summer-like stuff (I'm moving, sold my car, visit family, etc.) and the numerous Motion 414 stuff going on, more on this later, there are a few big projects in the works.
First, will be the unveiling of a quasi-related project called The National Beer Party. I could tell you more, but then I'd have to kill you. Suffice to say, it will be launching during The Great Taste of the Midwest and it will be awesome. It will be a new spin on an old model for providing some start-up capital in an industry with very little access to capital. It's just one piece, but it will be a blast.
Second, in conjunction with filmmaker Tim Tynan, MBR will be conducting some long-form brewery tours in Wisconsin. The first one will be a bus tour at the end of July and will visit Southwestern Wisconsin. Keep an eye out for more details.
I'm sure you've heard by now, but Motion 414 did not get vetoed and will now be law. So, get used to it. I'm not convinced that it's the end of the world and that the sky is falling. It's not nearly as "game-changing" as the Great Dane Bill was and it messes with business models in far more subtle ways. It will frustrate but rarely will it entirely negate new businesses.