Brewing Up a Dream
"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible."
– Arthur C. Clarke
After years of dreaming and wondering what it would be like to open and own our own brewery, we took the step (more like a crazy leap) to follow that dream. Exciting? Yes. Scary? Oh, yeah. Setbacks? A ton. Worth it? Absolutely.
While we are patiently waiting for our final certificate to arrive (we actually stalk the mailman and check the mailbox 1,764 times a day), we want YOU to be a part of the experience. We want you to be as excited as we are and share the process with you. We want you, our supporters, to make this dream happen with us.
So what have we done so far?
Paperwork. Lots of it. When you begin the process of opening a business, you discover there are so many forms and legal hoops to jump through that it can drive you crazy- or to drink, which would help us out :) . There's no guide or step-by-step process on how to open a brewery, so it's been a lot of research and phone calls to figure it out. As of now, we have our business approved by the state, our permit from the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau), and have been inspected by the Ohio Liquor Control. Our permit to start manufacturing is processing and will be mailed out any day.
We also had to find somewhere to brew that was a little bigger than our garage, so we built a nanobrewery. We've also made and/or modified almost all of our equipment.
Stay tuned as we post the latest and greatest news and updates from 7 Pour 0. Bottoms up!