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From: a.e.mossberg <prisma!uunet!gould!!umbio!aem>
Subject: Re: Zymurgy, homebrew shops, and gossip
Date: 1988-10-31 21:10:22 GMT

|Alas, I think there's a bit of dirty laundry that needs to be aired...a.e.
|mossberg wrote about a really lousy response to Zymurgy from his local
|shop. Let me point out that I don't blame mossberg for this, since he's
|just reporting to us what he heard...

Let me point out that *I* have not seen a copy of Zymurgy, and would be
happy to see one if anyone cares to send me a copy they have laying around.

Andrew Mossberg
Dept of Math & Computer Science
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124
I|Here, I suspect, we get to the crux of the matter. Zymurgy incurred the
|wrath of some homebrew shops by carrying a fair bit of mail-order adver-
|tising. Some homebrew shops think this is undercutting them. There was,
|in fact, some attempt at a boycott of Zymurgy. More on this below. My

This could well be it. In the same conversation they mentioned their
home brew club which they disbanded when the members tryed to form a co-op.

|This one puzzles me...because neither AHA nor Zymurgy has any "founding
|sponsors" as far as I can tell. It grew out of genuine local craziness in
|Boulder (that's one thing we export) ten years ago. All of the initial
|advertising was local, most of the early sponsors were local. Wine and
|Brew by You is the only serious long-time sponsor (and NOT an initial one)
|in mossberg's area. So who is this "founding sponsor," anyway? I'd kind
|of like to understand what's going on here. I'll be glad to research the
|local AHA/Zymurgy end of it if someone can provide the other details.

That is the place.

a.e.mossberg - - aem@mthvax.span (3.91)
The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free
is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities. - Lord Acton

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