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!

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