No we don’t take American Express.
WHEW! It was four LONG months of work to Black Friday’s opening. We scraped the bottom of the financial barrel to get open. Now we start a new focus and phase with the tasting room officially open five days a week, eight hours a day.
The soft opening went [read more by clicking on title]
Yeeha! The officially sanctioned Bandit Brewing Co. Logo.
I’m assembly (making) brewery equipment! Very exciting to be moving away from construction of the building to construction of the brewery itself. This week we are wrapping plumbing (one slow fixture per day it seems) and getting the walk-in cooler up and running.
I did [read more by clicking on title]
I received our approval email this morning!
Submitted July 14 and approved by October 6. Today is also Emma’s BIRTHDAY! I now have a legal brewery and a 7 year old! What a fun coincidence!
We received our ‘provisional’ state approval last week contingent on the FED approval and a few other things.
I have [read more by clicking on title]
I have this (unfounded) belief that you can overcome the mediocrity of the world by being present and gently nudging the concerned parties to meet your specific level of excellence- or at least a degree of acceptablence (maybe that should be a new word). The cost for those that wish to change the course of [read more by clicking on title]
So our summer work is done. I’ve been back in Darby, MT for a week now.
I very smartly started ALL our permits before we hit the road for about 6 weeks and while stressful to get everything ready in such a short time- We are getting close to be a legal brewery! Watch out [read more by clicking on title]
It’s been a busy, stressful, crazy week.
On Monday I submitted our Federal Application for Brewer’s Permit with the TTB. I also submitted the Ravalli County Food License Application and State of Montana Brewery License Application all at the same time.
The list of items to submit was substantial and overwhelming. I hired a local [read more by clicking on title]
I received a comment the other day about a post on healthcare and it got me thinking…
I am happy for you on your premium costs. You are the third person I know of fortunate to have that happen, including a cousin. I would, however, ask that you thank me. My premiums went up 45% [read more by clicking on title]
So for the first time in 7 years Hil and I will have healthcare March 1st of this year. Why now? Maybe the better question would be, “Why not sooner?”
The obvious answer, after 2007, we were broke and on the move. Health insurance is/was more expensive than the housing we couldn’t afford or the [read more by clicking on title]
We are halfway through our work season with Young Guns Wild West Fun Park traveling through North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah. We’ve been fortunate to have help this year. I have the son of my best friend growing up here to help me do the heavy lifting while Hil has a super [read more by clicking on title]
But I am a guest poster this week on Cecilia Potts blog, Always Go. You can find my post about the “trials and dangers” of living on a boat South of the Border in Mexico here:
Living in Mexico is Incredibly Dangerous
Cecilia was a guest poster at JC and the Family Unit [read more by clicking on title]