Rosemarie's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Team BNE

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Philadelphia, PA

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 9

  • ON DVD:

ROSEMARIE CERTO

President
Dock Street Brewing Co.

“The real question is, do I want to realize my dream or someone else's dream?”

INTERESTS:

Entrepreneurship Food

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Desire Fulfillment Passion Simplicity Community Success Culture Hobbies & Pastimes Hard Work Opportunity Negativity Struggle Risk

FOUNDATION:

Accomplishing Goals

TAGS:

alchemy, beer, challenging yourself, creativity, dinner party, earning a living, family, food, happiness, home brewing, idea, ideas, lifestyle, literature, love, philosophy, photography, simple, society, teaching

BIOGRAPHY:

  • She graduated from school with a literature and philosophy degree.
  • Taught for two years after college, but after the first year, she was already burnt out.
  • From there, she went into corporate industrial photography, which she really excelled in.
  • She and her then-partner would throw frequent dinner parties, and their distaste for most beers led them to start homebrewing.
  • Says that all good businesses start as a simple little idea, and their success depends on the passion behind that idea.
  • Calls her job "alchemy": she takes water, hops, yeast and malt, and she turns them into liquid gold.
  • Her little brewery has become a nationally-acclaimed base camp for beer lovers.
  • Says the best part of brewing is that not only does it make her happy, but her product also truly makes her customers happy.

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