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PATRICK RUE | MASTER CICERONE, OWNER
December 2016 Issue | Vol. 4, No. 21                       THE BRUERY & BRUERY TERREUX in ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA





















 
 
 
 


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Patrick Rue | Owner & Master Cicerone | The Bruery in Anaheim, California Patrick Rue comes from a family of unemployables. “My dad started a business,” Rue explained. “Both of my grandfathers started their own businesses. So it’s in my blood. I’m related to people who aren’t employable” Then Rue, who called himself “a computer geek,” added the telltale reasons. “When I get into something,” Rue said, “I want to learn everything. I get a little OCD. I think that helps.” This did not happen when Rue went to law school, his original career choice. He started to complain to his wife during that first unhappy year about the scene. “She said,” Rue repeated her counsel, “You need a hobby. So we started home brewing. We made our garage into a small brewery.” This got Rue’s attention. To the point he eventually concluded the lawyer gig was not going to work. “It wasn’t really anything in particular,” Rue said. “The classmates around me were much more excited about going into law. I didn’t have the passion for it, and I just wasn’t very good at it.” Unlike brewing, which was something Rue “loved” and “was good at”. That passion motivated Rue to open The Bruery in 2008. It also distracted him from noticing the devil that dwelled, as the saying goes, in the details. “I’m glad I didn’t think of all the details,” Rue said. “Because I probably wouldn’t have done it if I had to think of everything. It’s overwhelming, all the things you need to know and all the things you need to keep track of.” Since God, too, as the saying goes, is in the details, Rue eventually turned his home brewery hobby into a world-class award-winning business. He maintained the highest standards of quality, including state-of-the-art equipment.