Besides, "What kind of nut tries to start such a small brewery?"
the #1 question so far has been "Why is it called the 'Blind Bat Brewery?'"
Back during Prohibition, speakeasies were often called "Blind Pigs" or "Blind Tigers." I almost named the brewery "Blind Tiger" (even drew up a logo), but found that the name was already taken.
I happen to be extremely near sighted (without corrective lenses, something will have to be three inches away from my nose to be in focus) as well as colorblind (which can be a challenge to a cartoonist and illustrator)1, so the name became the "Blind Bat Brewery" instead.
Also, if I'm wearing glasses instead of contacts, the brew kettle steams my glasses so much that I can't see.
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