Sunday, April 7, 2013

Starting a craft beer business


Hey there!! Sorry about  the lack of posts.  My intention was to start writing about the trials and tribulations of starting Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe back in October when we first opened.  Unfortunately, since we've opened, the reception from the community has been so over-whelmingly positive that we haven't had time to catch our breath much less write about it.  All I can say at this point is that I hope I don't get too many opportunities to write.  That would mean that things are still going well. Some of the quick stats I can report are:

* We started with about 500 different bottled beers and now we have over 650
* We have gone through countless kegs on our 16 rotating taps
* We have added  menu of beer-centric food
* We have had over 25 breweries in for free beer tastings
* We are planning an outdoor beer garden behind our store
* We have embarked on our first beer festival called the Lower Hudson Valley Beer Festival

Like I said, I don't know how much time I'll have, but I will try to give regular updates

Cheers!!

Mike



1 comment:

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