Well Hello Everyone out there in Beerland,
A lot has happened since our last post. Let’s start with the good stuff! Two weeks ago the ABC Board approved our application to manufacture and sell beer in DC. AWESOME!!! Now we just have to conquer TTB and we’ll be ready to rock.
It was a big decision: Do we use a lawyer for this or not? Jeff and I thought about it for quite some time. We all know that lawyers cost money…lots of it. But being that a production brewery was pretty much unchartered territory in DC, we decided that we would need all the help we could get. When we went for the license, we chose to use a lawyer who knew ABRA well. The lawyer we chose has been in the DC Beverage game for a long time. We think we did the right thing because we had relatively no bumps along the way.
We are all set to move into our space (check out the pic above) on September 1st and we could not be more excited! Once we are moved in, we will begin our three month build out. We have so much to do and our equipment will start arriving in about two weeks. First to arrive is our walk-in cooler and Cask Systems Automated Canning Line. Let us know if you can help with moving any equipment!
Thank you to all the people who came out to the BIG HUNT to meet us last Thursday. We enjoyed our discussions with all of you. It is so nice to see all the enthusiasm and excitement for a local independently owned production brewery! And a HUGE thanks to Beer Director DAVE COLEMAN and the BIG HUNT for hosting this event! YOU GUYS ROCK! We weren't going to do a DCbeerweek event this year but Dave insisted and we couldn't be happier that he did! Keep your eyes peeled for Dave's brewery project "3 STARS" (coming in 2011).
See you all soon!
Brandon and Jeff