Thursday, February 9, 2012

This Time, Its Real

Wow, my last post was 8 months ago, during the last month we have:

  • Talked to a lot of bankers

  • Talked to a lot of people

  • Revised the financials a lot

  • Looked at a lot of buildings

  • Had a lot of investor meetings

  • Collected information from several equipment manufacturers

  • Began spending what will be A LOT of money

  • Drank a lot of beer

  • Made a lot of beer (relatively speaking)

  • After all of those activities, what have we accomplished?

  • We've decided to say "screw the banks if we have to wait on them, we'll never get open"

  • Met Mark Dunkerley of Jubilee Beer (good beer for a good cause) and have agreed to form a partnership where Mayday will brew additional styles of Jubilee Beer

  • We have collected enough investor money and reexamined and committed more of our own money to order equipment. We have a 30bbl brewhouse (930 gallons) and 4 fermentors being fabicated on Prince Edward Island @ DME right now. See the map above.

  • We have identified a bldg that we like and we are beginning to work through the details of the lease

  • We have firmly committed to R. S. Lipman as a distributor.

  • We have had a lot of fun telling our story and listening to other people's ideas

  • What we still have to do:

  • Raise about $90,000 from investors, if you are interested in owning a piece of Mayday Brewery, email me:

  • Negotiate and sign a win-win lease.

  • Elect a board of directors

  • Move our head brewer Wiz down from Chicago

  • Once those things are done, there is another long list of stuff that I hope to talk about as we go. We hope to be producing beer in the middle of September 2012. Stay tuned for further updates.