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Second Annual VT Alumni Beer Fest & Hiking

150627 - VT Beer - Beer Fest

June 26-28, 2015 We headed down mid afternoon Friday to Blacksburg, Virginia in preparation for an early morning before heading to the Beer fest.  The drive down saw some periods of rain, and plenty of traffic.  Seems many are getting a jumpstart on their Independence Day Holiday, lots of RVs and roof packed vehicles.  After a bit of baby uncomfort on the way down, we pulled into town around 8pm.  We grabbed a quick dinner and settled for the night.  Only main disturbances were my disagreeing stomach from something eaten previously, and a over tired little one. The next morning,...

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What’s Next?

So it's been a while on posting, and there are plenty of reasons why.  We looked at a lot of spaces, many were out of our price range or too large for what we wanted to do.  We didn't need much space to begin with, and we had a limit of what we could handle.  A lot of the spaces we looked at were up to 5x what are limit was.  We did however get close on one space, had the LOI (Letter of Intent) in, and were starting negotiations.  However, the building wasn't budging on a few key items that would have hurt our budget in the business plan.  So we decided to go quiet for a bit, continue brewing...

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Oktoberfests

Shirlington Oktoberfest

So as we continue to search for the appropriate location for the brewery (still reviewing multiple locations), we fill some of our free time by attending beer events.  This October, we decided to check out a couple of Oktoberfests that we hadn't attended previously. On October 6th, 2012 we headed to the Capitol City Brewing hosted Shirlington Oktoberfest.  The event had well over 50 breweries represented, and plenty of beers for sampling.  Of course, we had to go in traditional outfits, including Heidi. On October 13, 2012 we drove up to Bethlehem Pennsylvania to attend the Yuengling...

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Test Batches & More

1.  Space Situation:  We are still looking for a space, we had a couple of leads and things didn't go as hoped for, however we are not giving up and continuing the search.  If we can't find viable warehouse space, we have some ideas for backup plans. 2. Mission Small Business:  A lot of people have been asking how the Mission Small Business grant is coming along.  We received over the 250 required votes (283 I believe), so our application was accepted.  Now it's under review, and they will announce the small businesses that were selected by September 15th.  We hope to hear good news as the grant...

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Mission Small Business Update

So at some point last night, we received our 250th vote, and our application was submitted.  In fact, we are currently up to 255, as you can continue voting for 4 more days.  I wanted to take a moment though and thank everyone who voted, shared on their facebook, and had their friends and family also vote.  It means a lot to me and everyone involved.  We hope that we can win the grant, as it would mean starting off with a larger brewhouse than originally planned, and it would allow us the ability to do things that originally we may have held off on. However, if we do not win, we will still...

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