Patty Elliott met her husband at Armadillo Music Hall. Years later, even while running their export business, they saw an old hardware building in their town and decided it should have a brewpub in it. So they started Pecan Street Brewing in Johnson City, Texas.
While they spent 3 years renovating the building, their son, Sean, practiced brewing.
They strive to make Pecan Street Brewing a “third place.” A third place is a place other than work or home, where people can spend a large amount of time and feel just as comfortable as at the other places.
Patty has a hard time defining success. “We want to be perfect and we know we wont be there,” she says, “but we want to keep striving to be better. So I don’t know if we could say if we’ve ever succeeded because we just keep wanting to get better.”
Patty shares some fun stories about the names of their beers. She also has lots of great advice including:
- Be sure you have enough funds
- Be ready to stick with it
From Christopher Kirby: What’s the best beer you have ever had?
- The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community by Ray Oldenburg.
Check out the entire list of recommended books, click here.
An upcoming beer style:
India Pale Ale
- Texas Pecan Board.
- My continuing battle against perfectionism—part 1 of ? by Nathan Pierce, July 28, 2014.
- How India pale ale conquered the world by S.W., The Economist, May 13, 2014.
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