The following is an excerpt from a new interview with TNA Wrestling’s Eric Bischoff:
The Full Pint: What did you decide to jump into the craft beer business?
Eric Bischoff: It’s something my wife and I have been talking about for 15-18 years. My interest started in the early 90′s, when I purchased a few home brewing kits. I had a ball doing it, and it was relaxing and rewarding. My career took up so much time, I got away from it, but as I have been traveling, I’ve seen craft beer grow, and it’s really amazed me. I found my town Cody, WY would be great for craft beer and a brewpub.
TFP: Will you use your world wide notoriety to push this project further than someone else trying to start up a brand?
EB: I don’t think so. I have for a little bit. My Facebook and Twitter page has gotten a big reaction. Beyond that, my day job doesn’t have much to do with my passion project.
TFP: The craft beer scene isn’t really jumping in Wyoming (or at least that’s our impression), do you plan on changing that?
EB: There is only 500,000 people here. Where I live in Cody, on the east entrance of Yellowstone, 2 million people come through the area to visit each summer. We can expose our product to a lot of people around the world. Because of the people who are coming through to try it, and they see the beer associated with the town and culture. Because of this, we are getting offers from folks out of state.
TFP: I see you are contract brewing at Yellowstone Valley to start production. Any immediate plans for your own brewing facility?
EB: We are talking about that now. Yellowstone(Valley Brewing) are great guys, and have vast amount of knowledge and resources. It’s better for me to partner up with folks that know. Even if we branch off, we will be brewing with them.
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