For my topic, I elected to talk about the landscape of the craft beer culture--how this is an industry that is overflowing with passion, creativity, and determination. And how, most of all, we're just getting started.
I'd like to thank TEDxNaperville organizer Arthur Zards for providing this opportunity to share. I'd like to thank my parents and extended family for inspiring the foundation of Solemn Oath.
Also a special thank you to Michael Kiser of www.GoodBeerHunting.com, whose images were showcased while I spoke and, more importantly, for how he helped me craft my message into something coherent and shareable. Even having to reign me in at times. He's a brilliant dude and a great friend.
Thank you to Paul Schneider for his help with idea development and editing and Erin Lowder for sitting through thirty-five trial runs while staring at a stop watch.
I love you all and thank you for being a part of this.
Images from the talk provided by Michael Kiser of www.GoodBeerHunting.com.
Sometimes at the brewery we listen to rock and sometimes we listen to rap. On occasion you might hear some jazz, pop, or a splash of early punk. The important thing to realize is that we’re always lively. Always accomplishing something. Always planning for what we hope will not be your favorite new thing, or the brewery’s favorite new thing, but our favorite thing together. Never complacent and always adapting. Changing the world, probably. These are those stories.