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Intresting and fun looking buisnes model for a brewery

Postby Mike_ » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:14 pm

Clandestine Brewing

http://www.clandestinebrewing.com/index/

going tomorrow to check them out! :wink:
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Re: Intresting and fun looking buisnes model for a brewery

Postby pclemon » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:38 pm

Did a quick perusal of the site and may have missed something but how is the business model different? Didn't pick up on it.
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Re: Intresting and fun looking buisnes model for a brewery

Postby Mike_ » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:02 pm

they are only open for two days a week and for like 6 hours. not sure how or if they want to make money from it to pay for alcohol licenseing and space rent. This is something I would like to get into
to test out my brews and see were it goes from there. if they make enough to cover the hobbie I may give this way a try!
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Re: Intresting and fun looking buisnes model for a brewery

Postby pclemon » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:34 pm

There's a few places in MA that I've seen that do this. A couple of friends get together on a very small location with some equipment (2 or 3 barrel). Brew each weekend while their open and fill growler's during their open hours. The couple of times I've gone to one, IMO the beer was vastly overpriced for what it was - expected somewhat due to the volume. I seem to recall like $25 or $30 for a growler. Be curious to hear what your experience is on the west coast.

It may be a good way of getting going and testing out recipes but I don't know many people that will consistently pay that price for beer.
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Re: Intresting and fun looking buisnes model for a brewery

Postby Mike_ » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:46 pm

yep thats why I am going to go see whats up :-)
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Re: Intresting and fun looking buisnes model for a brewery

Postby turbo_ale » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:35 pm

Rent/lease in Mountain View is pricy, I don't see how this could be viable unless you or partner owns a commercial building, then you have the taxes, insurance, to pay.
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Re: Intresting and fun looking buisnes model for a brewery

Postby BeerPal » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:52 pm

The place is only open two days a week and there are five partners to pay. I get the impression this is simply a hobby for some rich guys.
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Re: Intresting and fun looking buisnes model for a brewery

Postby Mike_ » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:22 pm

It is. Cool palce. We showed up at 2pm as it opened. Quickly it filled up and about 30 people were there. Some came on bikes and others showed with there family's and sat out side as the kids ran around having fun. I took some pics will post tomorrow. I did not get to talk to the only one owner that was there. Didn't seem like he wanted to talk to people he did not know. The two that we're serving the beer were semi friendly. The gentleman new a little bit about the beer and the place but didn't want to realy endaulge about it to much. Gave us the basics and went on about his business. The Lady wanted nothing to do with chit chat, but was friendly and was more about pooring the beer and collecting the money. This place has big potential! Just seems like, I got the feeling that yes just a hobbie and it does not matter if it makes money or not. And that's cool each on to there own.

If one could be open 7 nights a week, well it would make a killing provided you could keep up with demand. And that's hard to do in such a small place.

Strike brewery about 2 blocks a way has the better set up with the same atomosphere, a lot bigger place and can make enough to keep up with demand and sell to bars and stores. And very friendly people and nolagable about the goings on as well and want to talk to you about the brewery
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Re: Intresting and fun looking buisnes model for a brewery

Postby CA_Mouse » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:47 pm

We actually have a similar brewery here in Riverside. There are 4 different brewers under the umbrella of one owner. They are open 7 days a week and basically take the overflow of people that can't get into the brew pub in the same set of buildings. So far it seems to be working well for them.
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Re: Intresting and fun looking buisnes model for a brewery

Postby Mike_ » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:28 am

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Re: Intresting and fun looking buisnes model for a brewery

Postby BrewBum » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:43 am

I need to find out where they got their tap menu for the tv?

I am looking and most of the ones I find are too expensive monthly and RaspberryPi ones only do 10 items.

I have contemplated just creating a slide show and putting it on a USB memory stick to run on a tv but if there is another option out there I would listen for sure.

Any one have anything?
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Re: Intresting and fun looking buisnes model for a brewery

Postby Mike_ » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:52 am

the menu is hooked up to the website as well. so its tied together when they change it. Nice feature


Ill look around or even ask them next time I am there
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Re: Intresting and fun looking buisnes model for a brewery

Postby BeerPal » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:13 am

BrewBum wrote:I need to find out where they got their tap menu for the tv?

I am looking and most of the ones I find are too expensive monthly and RaspberryPi ones only do 10 items.

I have contemplated just creating a slide show and putting it on a USB memory stick to run on a tv but if there is another option out there I would listen for sure.

Any one have anything?


Nate- Justin Crossley's (The Brewing Network) Hop Grenade Taphouse uses the Digital Pour system. Not only does the display show the lineup and description and prices of the beers, but color and even amount left in the keg! Plus, there is a scroll across the top of the display that shows the user name and profile pic of Untappd check-ins. In addition, the current display is available online so you can see what's on draught before you even go to the pub. It's very cool.

http://digitalpour.com/
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Re: Intresting and fun looking buisnes model for a brewery

Postby BrewBum » Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:49 pm

I am familiar with digital pour but at nearly $100/month it is ludicrously expensive for my uses.

Looking for a DIY solution, not too concerned about the social integration and such.
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Re: Intresting and fun looking buisnes model for a brewery

Postby pclemon » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:05 pm

BrewBum wrote:I am familiar with digital pour but at nearly $100/month it is ludicrously expensive for my uses.

Looking for a DIY solution, not too concerned about the social integration and such.



I think you already outlined what's probably the best solution for you - a powerpoint slide show run to a TV. Just my opinion.
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