We started in beer as homebrewers, just like everyone else. What really gave us the confidence to open our own place is the family nature of the craft beer industry. There’s a sense of camaraderie you get in craft beer that’s not present anywhere else. Whereas most similar businesses would see each other as competition, craft breweries know that since they are still such a small part of the total beer market (only 12%) everyone needs to stick together to survive. We want to celebrate this and we want to give back to the community that helped us get to where we are today—that’s why we’ve built our foundation upon this principle. This is why we’re collaborative.
We’ve got a number of collaborations lined up already—focusing first on other local breweries. We’re also undergoing talks with other notable beer influencers to get them involved. With all the great breweries in Western PA and South Jersey, our calendar will be booked for a long time.
Quarterly we’ll be asking homebrewers for beer submissions to be jointly brewed on our system. We’re planning on restricting it to seasonal categories (no Russian Imperial Stouts in August), but we’ll be looking for beers that are creative and go beyond the traditional guidelines.
With the public
No experience, no problem. We’d love to teach you all about the brewing process. We plan on hosting open brew days where anyone can come in, ask questions, and get their hands dirty.
We’ll also host online surveys where everyone gets a say in what beers we brew.
With other vendors
We’re partnering with other vendors for food, wine, and local spirits.