I started writing this post entitled “We Have Liftoff”, but I figured I’d save that one for something special. Like, say, opening day.
Tuesday night, Kell, Andrew and I met at Vine Street for some good beer, good food, and our first official meeting as partners in this whole brewing thing. Things I learned: Tempeh is a real word, not just the name for a Reuben, and it is not Corned Beef.
Also, we decided to name the business Mad Haven Brewing Company, LLC. It’s official! I registered it with the state yesterday:
We have a lot of work ahead of us, but this was a great launching point. We can now talk as a business, sign up for things (like a bank account) as a business, and, well, do business.
Other things for you to chew on: It looks like we’re going to change course a bit and start this as a brew pub. This will allow for a lot of things that a straight distribution brewery doesn’t. It gives us time to really knock out some amazing beers that customers like; it creates a revenue stream separate from distribution, so if things aren’t selling quickly, there’s still some cash flow; and it allows us to really create an environment and culture around the brand.
Hopefully I’ll have some more exciting news soon. I can’t spill too many details just yet, but if you have any input or suggestions or ideas or whatever, let me know!
Welcome to Mad Haven.