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Old 02-10-2014, 03:44 PM   #31
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The vibe of the place will be somewhere between a coffee shop and a bar. We will have club meetings, board games, community events
If you envision a place where people can drop in and out quickly...I would suggest adding affordable growler fills to your marketing campaign.
I've been to a few places like that and they seem to draw a lot of water. Bring in a growler, have it filled while you enjoy a pint. Or get a few filled on the way to a party. The punch card thing keeps you coming back for fills.
It could increase your exposer, especially if you screen print some company growlers.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:54 PM   #32
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If you envision a place where people can drop in and out quickly...I would suggest adding affordable growler fills to your marketing campaign.
I've been to a few places like that and they seem to draw a lot of water. Bring in a growler, have it filled while you enjoy a pint. Or get a few filled on the way to a party. The punch card thing keeps you coming back for fills.
It could increase your exposer, especially if you screen print some company growlers.
That is definitely part of the plan. However, the idea of a punch card or something like that sounds like a great idea.
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I've explored the ideas for craft beer bar only, brewpub, brewery and now I am also thinking about something like this. I live in San Antonio and while there are good liquor stores and a few good growler to-go stores/bars, nothing quite like this. I was inspired when I went to San Francisco and hung out at City Bar. Really cool place. I haven't been yet but there is a similar place in Austin called Whip In where they also brew. Looks like a really quarky place. I'm also trying to figure out if this is a feasible business model here. Brewery is really expensive, I dont want to run a restaurant and I think craft beer bars alone are becoming somewhat saturated. I just feel that with all the new breweries opening up, it makes sense. All my numbers were around brewing stats and sales. I havent started to look up retail just yet. I will follow this thread.

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