Monday, January 16, 2017

Building A Brewery - Weeks 24-33

Okay, so I don't really have the whole holidays thing to fall back on anymore. We haven't posted in a while, but that's only because we've been incredibly busy doing some exciting behind the scenes stuff. Trust me when I say, we're taking our time to do everything right because this is just too big of a thing to get wrong. On to the updates!

Back to Brewing
We decided that it had been WAY too long since we brewed up a few batches of beer, so we invited some close friends over to help with another double brewday. Let me tell you, having a few extra sets of hands comes in... well, handy. Big shout out to Jason, Rohde, Jeff, Michael, and Rachel for stopping by to help us brew. Hopefully, we will be brewing a bit more often now so we can start getting some beer ready for upcoming events. We want to get back into the bars and taprooms that were so kind as to host tastings for us in the past, but we also want to start branching out to new locations across the mid-cities area so we can meet even more craft beer fans. If y'all have a favorite watering hole that offers craft beer, let us know and we'll try to set something up!

We are still meeting with banks to secure the bulk of our funding. It is an arduous process, but a necessary one for startups like us. For the past few weeks, we've been polishing up our business plan, getting all gussied-up, and meeting face to face with a few banks to hopefully begin a mutually beneficial professional relationship. The thing is, even though we think we make some of the best beer around, this brewery is a business and has to be put through its paces. I'm proud to say that we're just as excited about starting and growing our business as we are about the beer we brew.

We are also scheduling meetings with contractors to get a better idea of what all goes into the improvements our building needs to become a functioning brewery. Things you don't normally give a second thought like electrical wiring, sewer services, and flooring can make a huge difference in the ongoing success of the brewing operation. With David's project management background and the help of some of our industry friends, hopefully we can build a top-notch facility for beer production and a comfortable, interesting place for the community to unwind.

You may notice the updates becoming shorter in the next few months. That only means that we have less time to tell y'all about the exciting multitude of updates, not that there aren't any to talk about. Keep your eyes peeled on our social media pages for some actual, real-life ways y'all can help us out!

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