We have just about done ourselves in.
The brewery officially opens this Sat, the 24th at 11am.
I cannot tell you the stories, the stresses, the ambulance ride and emergency surgery, the happy events, the ones that left us thinking we were done for, the brilliant ideas tossed at us out of nowhere… which all go without saying when you're starting a new business.
Last Saturday we hosted a party, or soft opening so that we could invite our neighbors, vendors, local BH businesses, distributors, builders and anyone else who has supported and helped along the way.
It was great.
Surrounded by people that love us, and that we love, we were able to make our mistakes and allowed to shine all at the same time.
I just want to leave you with these images of the evening.
There were many hands and magical touches… and you'll see the love in the pictures.
Brewer, Manager… Husband/Make It Happen Guy.
John is so driven to make this happen, and I am so proud of him. Every hurdle, however insurmountable he just kept going.
And yet, we still like each other.
Growlers and Howlers.
Blaze, one of our bartenders hard at work.
A peak at the brewing system.
Did I tell you how proud I am of my husband?
A quick shot through the retail.
I cannot tell you how fun that chalkboard is. Alicia Daubner is doing all of our marketing. While she lives in the big city a few hours south of here, she grew up here. Talk of the aliens, being lead to China, lawyers and chubs… and Doc Wahl. Just ask.
The band! No Name String Band from Madison. No pa system needed. However, after a couple of hours they moved around the room and sudden outbursts of jigs ensued.
I would say we had about 250 people. Nistebox served up some fabulous food.
All of these wonderful pictures were taken by Chris Eichenseer.
More details and stories soon...