Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Busy Day On Political Front for Breweries.

It is a busy day today on the political front for breweries. On the national level we have the House Small Brewers Caucus. You get more info about that at the Brewers Association website. Basically they are asking Representatives to learn more about the small brewers.  There is even a letter you can copy and paste, fill in the blanks and send to your Rep. At stake is reduced taxes for small brewers on production. Reduced taxes give us an opportunity to reinvest into our business and grow it. Learn more about that here.

Next on the Texas front there is the push to allow off-premise consumption sales for breweries. We are asking to be treated like a winery in this aspect. This is being met with resistance from distributors. You can get more info on this issue from Open The Taps.

So what is really at stake? The growth of business, small craft brewers to be exact. Contact your Reps and Texas State Sen. today!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Where We Are And What's Next

So a quick update on where we stand. On January 2nd this year we received our Federal Brewers Permit. That was a huge hurdle and long wait but well worth the effort.

Next comes the State of Texas permit process which we plan to be done with by April. Then a few things with the city. By April we plan to fully open and selling our beer! The taproom will be open for sure as well as some distribution to a couple of local places.

Our taproom is almost complete! We are waiting on just a couple of things to arrive and it will be done. Looks good so far!

We ordered in some new fermenters that will allow us to ramp up production to get us going. We have also upgraded a brew kettle to help with production as well. Our first order of kegs came in today and we cannot wait to get those bad boys filled and out!

On February 12 we will be at the Cat-Man-Du Digital Marketing seminar handing out some of our tasty Coffee Porter. Then on February 20th we will be at the Don Harrington Discovery Center Beerology Event talking about the process of making beer.

It's a busy month for us! We are very close and cannot wait to see what the future holds! Here's to great local beer and great people!