Closed last weekend of the year

Conventional wisdom would say, “you should be open the last weekend of the year, throw a huge New Years party.“  There is nothing wrong with this, and we might do it in 2019.  But this year we are shutting down for the last weekend of 2018.  The question is “why”?  Why would a brand new business close the last weekend of the year?  We wanted to take a moment to attempt an answer…

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Matthew and Sarah Hansen
FAQ

We are constantly asked some pretty great questions. We decided to put this all in writing so you can refer to it, and we can add answers to other relevant questions as they come up.

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Matthew and Sarah Hansen
Community Volunteer Day!

When you walk into the brewery we want it to feel like a third place for you and your family.  When you bring your friends in for a visit, we think it would be pretty rad for you to point out to the specific parts of the brewery you built and helped shape.  So, let's build this thing together! 

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Wear the Brand

We worked really long and hard with branding expert and artist, Bethany Bauman.  We spent months going over attributes, drawings, and ideas.  We talked vision, mission, and locality.  Then when we finally landed on an idea we went through ten drafts, and each of those drafts had 3-5 different ideas.  In other words, we put a lot of mental energy into this concept, and Bethany executed it better than we could have imagined. 

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Breaking down the logo, pt. 3

We prioritize the local is to be committed to being small.   Being committed to the local allows us to specialize and hand-craft small batches of ales and lagers for different restaurants, community events, holiday parties, families and individuals.  Being local is about being committed to locally sourced ingredients and materials when available.  We are committed to being a local brewery first and foremost, so that we can stay committed to being personal in relationship and in the way we craft our beers. We are committed to being small so that we can stay committed to being local in both relationship and craftsmanship. 

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Breaking down the logo, pt.1

In this first blog, we want to briefly write about the value, "charity".  Charity often gets a bad rap.  It is often thought of as a hand down, from a superior to one less advantaged.  For us, charity is not a hand down, or even a handout, it is a way to "pay it forward."  What is the "it" that is to be paid forward?  Great question. 

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Matthew and Sarah Hansen