Yeah, my taste buds love some of what the SN people are trying to accomplish (we're in the sticks, but I've got an in whenever a load of their ESTATE Ale comes in), The folks at dogfishhead are also inpiring and had a great (only 6 weeks) program on the discovery channel recently. In last few years several folks around here have been trying to cash in on the "losses" from years back by growing hops, only to find the market full. I keep telling them to start a co-op brewery. We'll see.
For now we only batch a couple at a time, give away about half, 2 batches every three weeks or so, Been calling myself (in my own head) the BBBBman as most of my treasured activities (Beekeeping, Brewing, Bread making and playing music with my Band) take up most of my time. And my wife makes Hand-Bags 8-) Good luck with your bees. You'll learn plenty around here.