Reflections on our first weekend
It was a long road to get here. A long, bumpy, winding, hilly, scary road with no guard rails. We experienced nearly every hiccup, roadblock, and delay that you can experience in opening a brewery. Getting to opening day is definitely a milestone and something to be celebrated. However, the unrelenting uneasiness of “Did I mortgage my whole life on a losing idea?” is always rattling around in the back of your head. Did we get the beer right? Did we get the space right? What if everybody hates this place?
Fear is an amazing motivator. It can push you harder and longer than you would have ever thought possible. The final push to get the doors open was definitely fueled by fear (and caffeine). By no means are we content. The space and the beer will continue to be tweaked, improved, and pushed towards what we view as perfect. But for now, to see the response so many of you had to our dream this past weekend was truly humbling. We saw somewhere around 1,000 of you pass through our doors this weekend. Somehow we managed to not run out of beer and yet not carry much over. We had a few glitches with our point of sale system and got a little backed up, but everybody was patient and understanding. It should also be pointed out how responsible and under control everybody was.
So many of you had great things to say about the beer and the ambiance, we don’t even know where to start with how to thank you. But let’s start with this: We promise to not relax, or rest on our laurels. We will continue striving to improve everything about our business to give you the best experience possible. And yes, as soon as we can get through some emergency debt we acquired to get the doors open, we will be working on a bigger brew house to bring you more hours and crowlers for carry out. Just keep coming in and grow with us, it will happen. In the meantime, relax and have a beer. Cheers!
Dave and Erin