Hey guys, not sure if this is the right forum for this, but my buddy owns a fresh market and is expanding and i think he could have a lot of success in craft beer, so in a couple weeks i am going to propose the idea of him getting beer in and letting me help him/partner up. I am obviously into craft beer and think it would sell, and if he thinks you can make money, he will definitely do it. The county i live in is an untapped market...there are 2 stores that sell craft..one is indian owned and they dont know good beer from natty light...the other one is small, focuses on liquor and the prices are outragous (15.00 for a 6 pack of LH Milk stout nitro). any help would be greatly appreciated and if you want to send me a BM, that would be even better. I see a lot of outdated beer at stores and am curious about whether distributors will "swap" out the beer that is outdated or if the business has to eat that beer. Fresh beer is obviously something i would want my store to have. He sells wine at the store. Will he need a separate license to sell beer? If he has a beer (bottle) license, can we sell growlers without having to do anything separate? Lastly, the market. I would obviously try and find a location that is easy accessible and highly visible for a lot of traffic to see. I would keep some BMC stuff there to attract those type of people into the store, but it would be PRIMARILY craft. My question is, do people that dont drink much craft frequent your store (that would buy BMC, corona, XX type beer)? I know distributors will come in and deliver beer. How does the limited release beers work or does it change with certain distributors? Our county did not get much hopslam this year, but obviously the limited releases are what gets the repeat, regular customers. Do you just buy a lot of one brewery's beer and then start getting it? just curious about that. I may be off, but if you get a year or two worth of limited releases, i think thats when you establish yourself above the rest (as well as having great customer service...but anyone who works there would be knowledgable and courteous to the customer). I have been wanting to get into the craft beer work for about 2 years now and this is my opportunity to have my work be my passion (part-time). I think it woudl be successful, but i want to present this idea to answer some of his questiosn and i think these are the ones that he would ask. i know it was long, but appreciate any private messages or posts to help. Thanks again.