September and these few weeks in October have been pretty rough for me. Paperwork on the Federal side is being reviewed (hurry up and wait), it seems to be forever. Finances are tight until we can sale beer, rob Peter to pay Paul. Many sleepless nights.
Yesterday that all came to a head in my head. I let work get to me. Started questioning what I was doing. Worrying about where I would come up with money to make ends meet. Felt like I was treading water and not doing well at it. Things became a burden instead of a joy.
After I got off work at my "real" job I went to the brewery to check on fermentors and do a little keg cleaning. I poured a glass of our Texas Witty Twister. I just stared at the glass of beer. It smelled great. I took a drink and it was great. The foam laced down the side of the glass as I drank the beer. That's when it hit me, this is why I do what I do. This is why I work hard to get LWS Brewing going. This will be worth every pain, joy, sorrow, and the hard work. This is what will make the wait worth it. Making great beer. This is why I do what I do.