Corks, Kegs and Commentary

Events, news and musings from the crew at Hayden Beverage Company. Information on beer, wine and events in the state of Idaho

If Knowlege is Power, Are We Power Brokers?

Dodds Hayden - Friday, April 20, 2012

Soon after my dad died in 2006, we established a scholarship program in his name. He was a huge proponent of higher education, and was kicked out or nearly kicked out of some of our nation's best schools (and I did my best to follow in his footsteps). ..

If you are going to sell me, sell me well.

Dodds Hayden - Saturday, April 14, 2012

A few evokative commercials, not ALL beer.  (need youtube for 1 and 3) ..

Drinking Makes You Smarter!! I knew it!

Dodds Hayden - Thursday, April 12, 2012

Drinking May Help People Solve Problems After All    ..

We Have Ignition. She Is Away.

Dodds Hayden - Monday, April 09, 2012

What is the best way to accelerate the growth of your fastest growing business segment and your largest supplier? How about joining forces with a contiguous distributor that has a reputation for excellence and a growth rate even greater than ours? ..

Sunday Funday

Brian Golden - Tuesday, March 27, 2012

There were veterans scattered amongst novices, and novices amongst rookies.  There were numerous questions, confused stares and bursts of profanity.  Propane burners, sanitizing tanks and bags of hops littered the workspace as our hearty group of 25 employees came together on Sunday and set about the business of making beer rather than just selling it... ..

Random Reading on Intellectual Self Delusion

Dodds Hayden - Monday, March 26, 2012

"We humans are the victims of an asymmetry in the perception of random events.  We attribute our success to our skills, and our failures to external events outside our control, namely to randomness...94% of Swedes believe that their driving skills put them in the top 50% of Swedish drivers; 84% of Frenchmen feel that their lovemaking abilities put them in the top half of French lovers. "
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, in his book, The Black Swan ..

Red Bull to the rescue

Brian Golden - Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Whew... this past Saturday was quite the party. The green was green, the smiles were wide, and the Guinness went down smoother than a Barry White bass line.  St. Patty's on a Saturday is like a stick-ball game at Wrigley Field.   ..

St. Patty's on the horizon

Brian Golden - Thursday, March 08, 2012

Here in Boise we don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a giant parade or a river that flows green, but plenty of revelers will still take to the pubs and taverns of our fair city to celebrate all things Irish.  There will surely be corned beef and cabbage, a snip of Irish whiskey, and a pint or two of that iconic Irish Stout, the world famous but often misunderstood Guinness Draught.  So if you find yourself hoisting a glass of “the good stuff” at Tom Grainey’s or Ha’Penny Bridge Pub, or even on your living room couch, here are some fun Guinness facts for you to cheers to: ..

Tough Love for Craft Brewers

Dodds Hayden - Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The attached link is a great perspective on the role of and the reason for the distributor. There are several other reasons, but this is a critical one... ..

Service that Wins Loyalty. Thx DJ

Dodds Hayden - Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I want to tell you about something great that DJ did yesterday.   ..