There's a good article Custom BrewCrafters of Honeoye Falls, New York in Rochester's Democrat and Chronical today describing their unique path to business stability:
Custom BrewCrafters produces less than 3,000 barrels a year — placing the Honeoye Falls beer maker well under the 15,000-barrel ceiling of a microbrewery. But an unusual business plan requires head brewer Jason Fox to cook up scores of unique recipes for bars and restaurants across western and central New York. There's probably not a brewery in the nation that makes 60 flavors of beer on a regular basis, said Paul Gatza, director of the Brewers Association in Boulder, Colo. "It's a pretty rare model," Gatza said. "I don't know of anybody brewing that many different beers.""Flavors"!?! Oh dear, author Patrick Flanigan and associated editors. I once had a bartender ask me what flavour of beer I wanted. Well, I suppose people can learn at their own pace that each good beer has a zillion flavours.
Anyway, on my recent first trip into the wilds of that bit of New York between Syracuse and Buffalo (nice cabbage fields, by the way) we did not check out Custom BrewCrafters but I think it was because we would not be passing by in the evening, the only time when the retail store is open during the week. [Click on the map. We were close when we were at Letchworth and it's not that far from Beers of the World.] Despite this, I was struck by the prudence of that business call as well. Take-away craft beer need not bow to the 24/7 world. Next time.