Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Still Building This Brewery - April 16th, 2018

It's been so long since I had time to write a blog post that I nearly forgot my login. I definitely didn't have to guess through my security questions, which I also forgot the answers to. And I totally didn't have to have a temporary password emailed to me, after which I then had to correctly type in some wavy letters and numbers through a Captcha. Psh, yeah I'm a regular hackerman.

But enough of that silliness! We've been open for nearly 2 months now! It has been great seeing all of you day by day, week by week come in and support us in the Taphouse as we get our little brewery off the ground. True, it's a little confusing that we're not able to serve our own beer just yet, though we did collaborate with our friends at Dirty Job Brewing a few weeks ago. Anyways, here's a Frequently Asked Questions feature for those of y'all just now finding New Main Brewing:

  • When will you be serving your beer?
    • Short answer - soon. Long answer - We applied for our last bit of licensing in March, and we expect to have our licensing in the next few weeks. Fingers crossed!

  • Will you keep other beer and cider on your wall when you do have your beer?
    • Yes! We love the diversity our 20 taps afford us, and we know you do, too. Plus, if we're unable to brew enough of our beer to serve, we'll have plenty of backup taps to tide y'all over.

  • When will we be able to buy your beer at other Pantego, Dalworthington Gardens, and Arlington bars and restaurants?
    • This may take a while. The minute we start distributing beer out of our brewery, Texas beer laws get a little weirder and more complicated. We fully intend to self distribute once we are brewing enough beer to be able to send out in the world. Let's call it a year or two.

  • Where's all your brewery equipment and tanks?
    • Once the wait for our TTB license is over, we will begin brewing on what will become our pilot system, making small batches of our beer as often as I have the time. Our big equipment will take a little longer to acquire and install, but it will be located in the northwest corner of the Taphouse - behind the Community Signature walls.

  • How can we help you get brewing sooner?
    • Great question! We are selling VIP Name Plates that adorn our bartop right in front of our tap wall. There are two levels, silver and gold. Silver name plates are $100 and gold name plates are $150. The dollars from your VIP Name Plate go directly into our brewing equipment fund, so the sooner our bartop is completely covered in our Community's names, the sooner we can get our full brewery churning out award-winning New Main beer! (Tell your bartender you want to help New Main get brewing the next time you're in the taproom!) 

  • Can we rent the brewery for private events?
    • Heck yeah you can! We have several private events booked over the next few months including birthday parties, anniversaries, wedding receptions, company parties, and a bunch more! Whatever your gathering may need, we have the space and the beer to make it memorable. Depending on the size of your party, you can rent out the Conversation Room or the entire Brewery! Just email events@newmainbrewing.com to get on our calendar.

The past 2 months have been a whirlwind of activity for us, and we're having a great time building New Main Brewing Company. Even after the past two and a half years of building New Main, we still get folks in the Taphouse telling us they didn't know we were here! The biggest help each of you can be to us right now is to share this post and tag your friends and family members. The more folks we reach, the sooner we get to do the really fun stuff like brewing big ol' batches of Pantego Porter!

Let's make it interesting. Each person that shares this post from our New Main Brewing Company Facebook page will be entered into a drawing for a FREE RENTAL OF THE CONVERSATION ROOM!!! You read that right, share the Facebook post for a chance to rent the Conversation Room for up to 50 people for F-R-E-E! We will announce the winners at our big Cinco de Mayo party on (you guessed it) May 5th. Help us spread the news that Pantego has its very own brewery! Cheers!