“We had a similar urge for adventure when we wanted to start a brewery. The thought of starting our own craft beer brewery was the dream that kept us awake at night,” says Thomas Sjue, co-founder and marketing manager at Austmann Bryggeri. And start a brewery they did, but naturally nobody with sound economic judgement wanted to take the gamble on three young men trying to start a brewery. “We visited all the banks. In our shortest meeting I didn’t even get the opportunity to taste my coffee before our proposal was declined,” Sjue says.