The Business of Beer, Episode 70, with Falling Rock Tap House Owner, Chris Black

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In this episode of the Business of Beer with Andy “The Beerman” Coppock, we are joined by Falling Rock Tap House Owner, Chris Black. He joins us to talk about how he started Falling Rock, their upcoming presence at the GABF, the Colorado beer scene, and much more!

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Show Notes: 
  • How long have you been in the beer and bar business?
  • What were the early days of Falling Rock like?
  • How long have you been hosting GABF events?
  • GABF is right around the corner. What can we expect at Falling Rock this year?
  • You have a tendency to speak your mind, which sometimes ruffles feathers. You took Oskar Blues to task a while back for opening restaurants that compete with their retail accounts like Falling Rock. We’re seeing a lot more of this around the country, and you were kind of a voice in the wilderness on that. What inspired you to speak out so publicly?
  • There was a recent publicity stunt/dog and pony show with the founders of several breweries that have sold out (Breckenridge, Golden Road, and 10 Barrel). What was your take on that?
  • Did you read Jacob McKeans rebuttal to the spectacle?
  • Colorado has had a unique retail structure up until recently. Can you explain that?
  • The Colorado Brewers Guild has been in the news lately with an acrimonious rift with some of its members. What caused the split?
  • Can it be fixed?

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