For Episode 93 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Kirk Zembal—co-founder of Lacombe-based Blindman Brewing. As Blindman were early adopters of craft beer in the market, we talk about their approaches to change, growth, and navigating cutting-edge technology in their pursuit of innovation.
Our questions today involve building a collaborative approach to industry-wide problems.
(2:01) Tell us about your brewery and how it started?
(3:18) What motivated you to open your brewery in a smaller community?
(5:29) Were there any early concerns with distribution given your rural location
(7:02) Tell us about what your scaling process looked like over the years?
(8:18) Is your business growth fueled by revenue growth, or is it investment-based?
(9:45) What sort of challenges have you faced over the years?
(11:23) What lessons can you share as an entrepreneur?
(13:43) What is your distribution like
(15:42) If you could tell your younger self anything about running a business, what would you say?
(17:36) What is your relationship like in regards to competition in the craft beer industry?
(21:22) How can other industries foster the same spirit craft beer does?
(23:46) What is your plan for environmental retrofitting?
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