Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Building a Brewery: Weeks 40-42

I'd like to get a hold of the person that decided days are only 24 hours long. We're so dang busy we can barely see straight, and it's not just the beer talkin'. In the last few weeks we've poured countless free samples of New Main beer at some of our favorite places like On Tap in Arlington, Dr. Jeckyll's Beer Lab in Pantego, and LUCK in Dallas. We have one last great big ol' party to throw, and wouldn't you know it, it's going to be right next door to our brewery!

You are hereby invited to "Not Your Mother's Fundraiser" on Friday, March 31st at the Pantego Lions Club, a party featuring Jambo's Barbecue, a local DJ spinning tunes, door prizes, yard games, a full-on auction, and of course New Main beer! We're also going to take a field trip next door to look at our soon-to-be-brewery. Tickets are $15 for those planning on sampling New Main beer, or you can participate in the festivities sans-alcohol by purchasing a $5 Designated Driver ticket.

We will have many of the fine New Main beers you've come to know and love as well as some never before seen variations of our stout, wit, and IPA. We may even have some uber-rare barleywine to sample as well! Jambo's Barbecue will be in the house serving up some tasty appetizers. We'll have games, music, prizes, and some words from the New Main crew to thank everyone for their part in making New Main Brewing a reality.

Don't forget, the New Main Brewing Indiegogo campaign is almost over, so make sure to grab your limited edition New Main t-shirts, pint glasses, growlers, embroidered brewer's shirts, personalized barstools in the taproom, VIP memberships, and brewery rentals while you still can! Go to bit.ly/2nNKtVh and secure your perk package right now!

To those of you who have contributed to our campaign, we are forever in your debt: 

Brian H.
Sonny S.
Julie C.
Michael P.
Maurice K.
Jeff D.
Cynthia B.
(Rockin') Reid D.
Karen N.
Trent D.
Hami A.
(and a few anonymous beer fans)

From everyone at New Main working hard to bring Pantego fresh craft beer, thank you so much for becoming a part of our story. We hope to see each of y'all and your friends and family at our party Friday, March 31st in Pantego!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Support New Main Brewing Co. on Indiegogo!

After much hinting, several not-so-subtle clues, and countless hours of prep work, we are excited to announce our Indiegogo campaign!

Remember all those times you said to yourself, "SELF! I just love New Main Brewing so, so much. I wish there was some way I could show my support and at the same time help build an outstanding community taproom and beer garden while getting some great, exclusive New Main Brewing Co. swag in the process." Well now you can!

Our dream is to build an outstanding taproom and beer garden where beer fans can come relax, sample a variety of our main recipes alongside the new variations we roll out every month, and learn about everything the world of craft beer has to offer. Our goal is to raise $40,000 to help us fund construction, renovation, and upgrades to your community brewery-to-be.

All you have to do is go to bit.ly/2mxR2gX and select which donation/perk package you want. Whether it's a couple of New Main Brewing pint glasses, an embroidered brewer's shirt, or even a party with us once the taproom is complete, there are several ways you can become a part of the New Main Brewing story. You can also watch our home-brewed crowdfunding video at https://youtu.be/VM5gBlqRY9w to see how we got our start in the brewing world and to learn more about why we're turning to our fans to help us build our community taproom and beer garden.

Alongside our Indiegogo campaign, we are dedicating an entire batch of beer to be featured at a special Indiegogo Wrap Party in Pantego! The #PANTEGOgo batch is our very own Friday Night White Belgian witbier, which we will split into a bunch of different variations for you to sample in a horizontal tasting. You can even track its progress on our Indiegogo page as we brew, ferment, package, and serve this delicious witbier for your enjoyment. As we have more details to share, we will update our blog and send out email reminders so you can grab your tickets for an amazing night in celebration of Pantego's first craft brewery. If you haven't already, sign up for our mailing list at the top right corner of this page!

Please do us a huge favor, and share our Indiegogo link with all of your friends and family that you love experiencing great beer with. With a little help from you, we'll be raising a glass alongside you in our taproom and beer garden soon!


Friday, March 3, 2017

Building a Brewery: Weeks 38 & 39

I may have mentioned before that technology is not my strong suit. Point being, I made a huge deal last post about y'all signing up for our mailing list, and it turns out we didn't have anything set up to store that info for us. They weren't sent to any nefarious third world email smuggling ring or anything, they just... didn't go anywhere. Whatever magical digital elf that was supposed to be collecting those emails to give to us must have called in sick or something. Anyway, we swapped the elf for the much more reputable MailChimp so that we can update y'all on brewery news, upcoming events, and new blog posts. Even if you gave us your email last time, please do so again now that the blog page is actually paying attention. All joking aside, my sincere apologies for the confusion. Me no do teknolugee; me do beer.

On to the fun stuff - FREE BEER!

Dr. Jeckyll's Beer Lab - 3/4
We will be returning to what is pretty much our second living room, Dr. Jeckyll's Beer Lab in Pantego, TX for another free tasting event from 3-5pm. The beer gods have looked upon us with favor, and I'm proud to announce that nearly our ENTIRE lineup will be available for tasting! That means you can dive into a sample of Gone Toobin' Pale Ale, wrap your taste buds around Friday Night White witbier, savor the flavor of Pantego Porter, stroll through the Pacific Northwest hop fields with Victory or Death IPA, and cozy on up to the ever popular Bigger NTX Stout. Our Saison, Prairie Sky is sitting this weekend out getting extra good and tasty for y'all, so look for this one at a few events later on this month. Make sure to bring your empty growlers, because Dr. Jeckyll's has 40 of the finest taps of local and American craft beer available for tasters, pints, and growler fills. They also have an amazing kitchen called Supernatural Cafe serving up all kinds of delicious culinary concoctions. We may even get crazy and do some food pairing with New Main beer!

What's On Tap Highland Village - 3/18
We like to spread our beer love around, so we'll be dropping in on some of our north DFW fans in Highland Village for a free tasting event at What's On Tap on Saturday, March 18th. Depending on how much beer we fly through at Jeckyll's, we will probably have the entire 6 beer lineup available to taste with a couple of the special treatments of our IPA and Stout. For die-hard fans, yes that means we'll be pouring tasters of the infamous Pineapple Bigger NTX Stout. What's On Tap is another fine growler bar and craft beer haven serving dozens of craft beers, a few ciders and meads, and even some rootbeer for the kiddos. Can't wait to ring in St. Paddy's day with y'all at What's On Tap!

LUCKapalooza 3.0 - 3/19
As if one free tasting wasn't enough to celebrate the most Irish day of the year, we're packing up the wagon and heading over to LUCK Dallas on Sunday, March 19th for their annual music and beer festival, LUCKapalooza 3.0. The fine folks at LUCK stop at nothing to promote local music, delicious food, and DFW craft beer, and this event is no exception. We'll be pouring most if not all of our beers again alongside some other amazing craft breweries that are new on the scene. This is the perfect brunch event to recuperate from Saturday St. Paddy's Day shenanigans with a little hair-of-the-dog and some great home-grown tunes and food.

We are still fine tuning the details for a few more events this month, so make sure we have your email address so we can fill you in. We want to give a huge thank you and shout out to On Tap in Arlington for an amazing event with some great craft beer fans. We are proud to be sharing in the tremendous growth of the Arlington craft beer scene, and as we keep saying, it's a damn good time to be a craft beer fan. Cheers!

P.S. - We have some extremely exciting news that we are GoGoing to announce on Monday, so you definitely want to sign up for our mailing list to be the first to hear...