Tammy and I went to the Craft Brewers Conference in Philly. We meet Peter Egelston the owner of Smuttynose while we were there. He took our family on a private brewery tour and has made an effort to keep in touch with us. We also visit and talk to the guys at Black Hat, Bog Iron, and Shoveltown. Everyone has been very helpful. We meet with a few different consulting firms and decided to use TurnKey Brewery and Restaurant Consulting Group. Our beer labels will be done by Label Solutions Inc and contacts with other suppliers has been done.
There have been bumps in the road. The MLB and the Milkwaukee Brewers gave our trademark lawyer a hard time based on their fan base called the Brew Crew. Cooler heads prevailed and we were able to keep our name. We also got the trademark for “Exceptional Beer for Exceptional People”. Financing has been a problem but we will hopefully get that straightened out by the beginning of 2017.
We will also us Survey Monkey to evaluate our beer and our service.