023: Joey Redner – Cigar City Brewing

Episode 023:

  • Joey Redner is the founder and CEO of Tampa, FL’s Cigar City Brewing which opened its doors in the Spring of 2009.  The award winning brewery started as a modest two person brewery and after a few years of rapid growth is one of Florida’s largest breweries.

Worst Business Moment:

  • Joey’s initial vision for his brewery was to be a small specialty brewery. Early on, after some guidance from his father, this initial vision was reshaped…….He states one of his biggest mistakes was not fully understanding how the choices they made early one, as far as the direction of the company, would ultimately take them.

“Light Bulb” Moment:

  • Joey’s “pride bone” gets tickled every time he sees some pick up a their beer and put it in their shopping cart.  To know that somebody likes something you’ve done enough to spend money on it is a “pretty cool thing.”

Best Advice Ever Received:

  • Be honest with yourself……..have a clear idea of what makes you tick and what you are likely going to stay committed to over the long term.

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