This was a fun one from back in 2017, but still relevant to today. Adam's one of my favorite humans, period. Enjoy. -John
Today we're talking with Adam Eckhardt from Crank Arm Brewing. Adam gives his background growing up on rural New York, moving to Topsail Beach NC, then to Raleigh NC for work, eventually starting Crank Arm Brewing with his business partners.
We recorded this episode at Capital Club 16, one of my absolute favorite places in Raleigh. Go there. Order anything. Thank me later.
Like many entrepreneurs, Adam took a job loss and turned it into an opportunity. Crank Arm is 7 years old, and already winning awards at the Great American Beer Festival.
Crank Arm Brewing is located at 319 W. Davie St. in the warehouse district in downtown Raleigh.
Adam's Advice to new brewers:
1) Get the Joy of Home Brewing book by Charlie Papazian
2) Buy a 5 gallon brew making kit
3) start brewing. Brew some more. Keep doing that
We also talk about finances, passion, backend management, legal stuff, hardest earned business lesson (get it on paper, y'all), Advice for New Business People, Brand Ambassador Programs... There's a BUNCH of stuff crammed into this episode.
BBQ - Tomato vs. Vinegar (get the shirt HERE)
Best Wrestlers: Andre the Giant, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, The American Dream Dusty Rhodes, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter, Hulk Hogan, and Ric Flair
Peeing on electric fences
David Meeker and the Trophy Brewing Crew
Rodney Hines - The No-Hand King of Raleigh
Zack Crain - FREAKER Sock founder
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