Vinnie Cilurzo says the first batch of home-brewed beer he ever made tasted horrible. Still, he enjoyed the process so much he figured it was something he could make a living out of.
That he has done, and then some.
Vinnie and his wife, Natalie, took over the Russian River Brewing Company brand a decade ago. Over that time one of their beers, Pliny the Elder, has achieved cult status in the beer world: racking up awards, and flying off store shelves.
Vinnie and Natalie say their goal was just to make a good product, not set the beer world on fire. Which makes it even more surprising that they did it again.
Watch Garvin Thomas' report above.
Editor's note: In the video report above we incorrectly referred to the American Homebrewers Association as the Homebrewers Association of America. We apologize for the error.