After some contemplation, JD and I have decided that we’d like to start a brewery.
Yes, we know how silly it sounds.
We know exactly how crazy we are. There’s a significant investment of time, money, and energy to start a brewery of any size. Texas is not exactly the easiest place to start in the beer business. We already have one successful business, and a baby boy to keep us busy. Why bother with all this? Because we can’t keep ourselves from trying anyway.
Even with logic stacked against us, the desire for a teeny tiny brewery to call our own exists, and we’re not going to sit on the idea.
We’re in the planning process, but the commitment is there. We will be starting a brewery, even if it takes 5 years to get our first batch out.
So what are we doing now? Well in a word, EVERYTHING. The brewery at its inception is an explosion of questions and research. System sizes, real estate, legal, paying for the whole darned thing…there’s a lot to chew on, and our business plan is in development. Oh, and what the heck are we going to NAME IT?
There’s not a lot to share at this point, but you should know that we plan to go big on a small scale. That is, we’re creating a nanobrewery that focuses exclusively on specialty beers. Specialty meaning weird: sours, fruit beers, alternative ingredients, remixes on standard styles. Because if we’re going to be crazy enough to go to all this trouble, you can be sure it won’t be to bring yet another regular old IPA into this world. It’s going to be a fun experiment and surely a wild ride, and we hope you’ll join us.