Thursday, February 16, 2017

Building A Brewery: Weeks 36 & 37

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The good thing about opening a brewery as opposed to any other type of business is that the plethora of "I NEED A BEER" moments are usually remedied quickly. Thankfully, we are starting to move into phases of work wherein we are actually accomplishing something other than spending inordinate amounts of time staring at spreadsheets and rule books. Plus, we're about to start another round of our favorite thing... 


On Tap - Arlington 2/25
We are kicking off another round of free tastings at the end of the month with an event on Saturday, February 25th at On Tap in downtown Arlington from 2pm-4pm. On deck will be Gone Toobin' Pale Ale, Pantego Porter, and if you're extra good we'll include Victory or Death IPA. Come on out to On Tap, Arlington's newest craft growler bar that boasts 50 taps of craft beer, cider, and even cold brew coffee! Plus, the staff are great folks that are super knowledgeable about everything on their tap wall.

Dr. Jeckyll's Beer Lab - Pantego 3/4
The very next weekend, we'll be returning to our home-away-from-home, Dr. Jeckyll's Beer Lab for a free tasting event Saturday, March 4th from 3pm-6pm. For those of y'all that haven't been before (or haven't read this blog ever), Dr. Jeckyll's is a homebrew supply and 40 tap growler bar nestled in the heart of our hometown, Pantego. Aside from a killer craft tap list, they feature out of this world food from Supernatural Cafe, dart boards, a pool table, and just about the best damn beer drinkers to be found. We should be able to add our Friday Night White witbier to the menu for this event.

What's On Tap - Highland Village - 3/17 or 3/18
Make sure to add New Main to your Saint Patrick's Day weekend plans, because we'll be pouring free tastings at What's On Tap in Highland Village the weekend of March 18th. We'll try to bring some of the highly anticipated variants to our IPA, Witbier, and Stout to this event. If oak-aged IPA, rosemary sage witbier, and pineapple stout strike your fancy, you better not miss this event! Something something lucky, something something Irish!

LUCKapalooza 3.0 - 3/19
The very next day, Sunday March 19, we will be participating in LUCKapalooza 3.0 at LUCK Trinity Groves in Dallas from 11am to 4pm. The fine folks at LUCK are presenting an all-day concert festival complete with local craft beer, free tastings by yours truly and a few of our fellow up-and-coming DFW breweries, and of course the finest food around. Should be the perfect way to shake off St. Paddy's day and ease on into the week.

We are still adding a few venues in between for tasting events, so stay tuned to our social media pages in the coming weeks. You'll have plenty of opportunities to come sample the latest and greatest that we have to offer y'all. We may even begin some light work on our brewery building in the meantime, so for those of y'all willing to work for your beer, make sure we have your email addresses. 

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Building a Brewery: Weeks 34 & 35

I believe it's healthy to maintain a sense of awe and respect for your business, no matter how big or small your company may be. Starting a company (let alone a brewery) has given me countless opportunities to marvel at the herculean task ahead of us, but I hope several years down the road when we're up to our ears in beer I can still manage to regard New Main as the formidable beast I see before me right now. It can only be tamed by the hard work, determination, and support of everyone involved. When I look at our team of family and friends, let me tell you, I am encouraged.

Behind the Scenes
Every now and then I mention "boring behind the scenes stuff" that we accomplish week to week. Though all of this stuff is vital to the brewery, it doesn't make for exciting reading material for all of you. That is, of course, unless tax prep, company documents, financial planning, loan applications, utility quotes, and town meetings get you all fired up. If that's the case, then boy do we have some news for you! But in the interest of keeping all of our readers awake, let's move on to beer talk.

Beer Talk
The Porter and Pale Ale we brewed a few weeks ago is now ready for drinking! We're excited not only to have real live beer to pour, but because this was our first chance brewing our recipes with our source water from Pantego. It may or may not surprise you to learn that Pantego is on a well water system, which in this part of the world means the water is imbued with a variety of minerals that lend well to certain styles of beer without any adjustment. We are dialing in all of our recipes so that we produce the same, delicious beer batch after batch. On deck next will be our gold-medal-winning Saison, another round of our IPA, and a fresh batch of the ever-popular Stout.

Speaking of Talk...
David will be making a guest appearance on the Mark Joeckel Show tomorrow afternoon at about 3:30pm. You can listen to it on your radio on KFJZ 870AM and 102.5FM. You can also watch a live video of the show on their Facebook page here. We're so excited to be talking about our new business with these folks, and we're even more excited to be able to bring some beer to try with everyone. Don't miss the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what New Main has in store!

We are about to start hitting y'all with some major updates for the brewery and a schedule of our upcoming beer tasting events. We know many of y'all reach this blog through our social media links, but we want to make sure you're the first to know when exciting new details get announced. Sign up for our Email List at the top right corner of this page so you don't miss a single post. Cheers!