In Episode 2 of I Built This Brewery, we travel to Boston's North Shore in Ipswich, Massachusetts to talk with Gary Rogers of True North Ale Company.
Gary is the co-founder of the brewing company with his son Jake and is also the chief of business operations. After a career in high tech marketing, Gary was enjoying retirement and watching his son Jake dabble in the craft brewing industry. Gary had been a home brewer for many years, so he kept encouraging his son to start his own brewery. And even though for Gary, getting involved in his son's brewing aspirations meant he had to come out retirement, he says it was a tremendous opportunity to spend time together and do something that both of them are passionate about.
We'll learn more about the story behind True North Ale Company's success and garner Gary's best piece of advice for future brewery owners.
I Built This Brewery Podcast, sponsored by the University of Vermont's Business of Craft Beer Program, is a show where brewery owners from across the country share their stories of how and why they started a brewery. We explore their backgrounds before beer, the adventures of opening a brewery, and garner their best piece of advice for future brewery owners.