Archive for the ‘ESB Background’ Category

A brewer that can’t drink beer… A sad or happy irony?

I can’t drink beer anymore… and I couldn’t be happier. It’s a truly incredible truth that needs further explanation. It has been an eventful 18 months since I walked away from eBay/StubHub with a box of knick knacks and memories (and to be clear, a lifetime of friendships that I’ll cherish forever). May 31, 2013 […]


Filed: Brewing, ESB Background

Time to get creative. Exciting times indeed.

I am very excited to announce that on Tuesday, February 18, I am joining Creative B’stro as VP of Content and Social Strategy. Having worked closely with the company’s founder, Jill Tracy, at Microsoft back in the late ’90’s, I have been following the growth and achievements of B’stro since she made the gutsy and […]


Filed: ESB Background, Events, Marketing

Day 50: Playing tennis

I’m typing this in the basement pub of our home; a windowless man-cave, surrounded by bubbling fermenters and empty bottles of beers from around the world.


Filed: ESB Background, Marketing, Operations

Day 1: Taking the Plunge

Richard Brewer-Hay has left his day job in silicon valley to get into the beer business full time.


Filed: Beer Industry, Brewing, ESB Background, Operations

Elizabeth Street Brewery Update – January 2012

A 2011 recap and 2012 preview of the Elizabeth Street Brewery. Watch this space…


Filed: Brewing, ESB Background, Events, Marketing, Operations

Part 3 of The ESB “In Training”: A Cross-Country Journal with Video

This picks up where ESB “In Training”: Part 2 left off… Tuesday, August 24, 2010 STOPS TODAY: Del Rio, TX Sanderson, TX Alpine, TX El Paso, TX Deming, NM Lordsburg, NM Benson, AZ Tucson, AZ Definitely a little slower on the uptick this morning. One or two drinks too many. This will be tough. The […]


Filed: ESB Background, Events

Part 2 of The ESB “In Training”: A Cross-Country Journal with Video

This picks up where ESB “In Training”: Part 1 left off… Monday, August 23, 2010 STOPS TODAY: Texarkana, AR Marshall, TX Longview, TX Mineola, TX Dallas, TX Fort Worth, TX Cleburne, TX McGregor, TX Temple, TX Taylor, TX Austin, TX San Marcos, TX San Antonio, TX Breakfast in the dining car around 8:30. Scrambled eggs, […]


Filed: ESB Background, Events

Part 1 of The ESB “In Training”: A Cross-Country Journal with Video

All, As some of you may know, every year some of my good friends and I follow the San Francisco Giants to a different ballpark during the regular season. This year we chose Busch Stadium and the St. Louis Cardinals. It was a three game series – 2 night games on Friday and Saturday and […]


Filed: ESB Background, Events

Video Interview – Part 1: The folks from @brewdies visit the Elizabeth Street Brewery

A few weeks ago we were fortunate to have the folks from Brewdies visit our pub and sit down and talked about all things beer. Here, we talk about our collaboration brew with 21st Amendment – Imperial Jack. Cheers! Richard.


Filed: Beer Industry, ESB Background, Events, Marketing

Video interview with Breweries, Bars & Beer Food. Talking about Imperial Jack pre-WBC 2010

Just found this video interview on Breweries, Bars & Beer Food that I did with @BeachBumChris back during SF Beer Week at 21st Amendment. It’s pretty cool to watch because I’m talking about Imperial Jack not knowing that we’d even enter it into the World Beer Cup, let alone get a medal. Thought I’d share […]


Filed: Brewing, ESB Background, Events

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