Monday, June 13, 2016

Building a Brewery: Week 2

We've received a lot of great feedback on this new series so far with last week's first installment. Please keep the comments coming, and we'll make sure to add anything you'd like to know about our brewery building process.

Look at all of those color options! Collect the whole set!

Before I get into the nitty-gritty of this week, I want to remind all of you reading this post to DROP EVERYTHING AND GO BUY A T-SHIRT RIGHT NOW BEFORE THE SALE IS OVER!!! You have less than a week to grab your "Coming Soon, Thanks to Me!!" New Main Brewing t-shirt before they start printing and shipping. This is a limited edition shirt, never to be printed again, and once the sale is over, it's over. We don't have an unlimited supply of this shirt; will only print the shirts y'all order. The ONLY way you can get this shirt is to order it NOW! Sale ends June 19, and shirts begin shipping the first week of July.

Click HERE to get your shirt while you still can!!!
Our merchandise from here on out will focus more on our brand and identity rather than our startup, so we'll be dropping elements like "Coming Soon" in favor of more New-Main-y stuff. We will have other designs available in the coming months, so keep an eye out on social media for further info. But seriously, folks. Get your t-shirts now. We'll wait.

Okay, got your order in? Great! And thank you so much for supporting us!

Now for our progress...

We found a new intriguing option for our brewery location this week after walking to our favorite local restaurant to celebrate 6 years of marriage. We love this restaurant not only for the AMAZING wild mushroom risotto, but also for their excellent selection of craft beer and fine wine. While asking about their current craft beer selection (which at the time of this article features Audacity's Evil Cream Soda, 7% ABV, excellent for dessert), our waiter explained that he too was a craft beer lover. We casually mentioned our plans, and the owner of the restaurant recommended checking availability on the space next door.

This is still very preliminary, but we really liked the space. Without giving too much away, this would place the brewery in essentially the same neighborhood we've been looking into, would be incredibly close to home for us, and would be near a great retail and restaurant area. Some of y'all may have figured out this puzzle, but we're hoping a few more pieces fall into place soon so we can officially announce it. We still have a couple options we are considering, so missing out on this location wouldn't be the end of the world. But it sure would be pretty cool if we land this spot!

Future Tastings
I caught a brief reprieve from the hectic office this week, so I took the day off to get some important business stuff done. We set up our official bank account, spoke with an events venue, and filmed a little more footage of Arlington for our upcoming videos. We are also planning another tasting event with Dr. Jeckyll's Beer Lab in Pantego for this Friday evening. This time around, we have our original wit recipe (without the rosemary, sage, and basil), an all-Centennial pale ale, a tiny bit more stout left, a good measure of the American IPA, and maybe even a bottle or two of bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. We will also be taking last minute orders for our "Coming Soon, Thanks to Me!!" shirts before the sale ends FOREVER! If you haven't gotten your shirts yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?!??

I've also been mentioning a special event coming up sometime soon. We're talking free beer tasting, catered food, maybe a guest tap or two, and some great local live musicians. This is going to be one hell of a summer party, so stay tuned for more details as we have them. We should also have some cool new shirts and other merchandise for sale there as well for those of y'all building up your New Main Brewing collection.

Upcoming Beer
Kyle and I have both been busy brewing beer for you all to try. Kyle brewed up a batch of his award-winning Saison to share with y'all, and we have pulled our award-winning porter recipe back out as well this week. In a few short weeks, we will be sharing fresh batches of the beers that have received outstanding critic feedback, and we can't wait to hear what y'all say about them. Through competitions like Deep Ellum's Labor of Love and Shannon's Op. Bravo (w/ Homebrew for Heroes), we've been able to share the beer we're most proud of with people just as passionate as we are. The homebrewing community is such a rich and diverse group of people, and we can't wait to host our own homebrew competition at the New Main brewery.

Thank you all for your continued support. We enjoy every chance we get to share our beer and our passion with you all. Family, friends, acquaintances; Thank you all for helping New Main Brewing Co. take its first steps. See y'all next week!

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