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Old 07-21-2010, 07:57 PM   #1
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Upon entering into the last year of law school, my friends and I became certain that we would much rather brew beer than work anywhere in the legal profession. We had been joking about the prospect for many years and we continued to homebrew more than study. After talking with a bunch of people who have done it and making a business plan, we decided to give it a go. Black Acre Brewing Co. was created.

After seeing start-ups such as the black star coop we thought a community run brewery would be a very neat thing. However, we were not sure that Indianapolis could support such an endeavor. So we are trying crowdfunding (or Beerlanthropy as we call it) for the first phase of the business, which includes purchasing a 1 barrel test system, finding a suitable location, and clearing all the necessary permits. We are very appreciative to startups such as Mystery Brewing in North Carolina for showing that this style of funding is possible. If it is successful, we will look into starting it as a co-op. Otherwise, we will stick with traditional debt financing.

We are still in the preliminary phases, but thought we would start a thread documenting our successes and failures so others in our position may be able to get something out of this. And of course, advice from others is always appreciated.

Website: http://www.blackacrebrewing.com
Beerlanthropy: http://inv.st/B1
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indian...36629459701247
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/blackacrebrewer

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Old 07-21-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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The names cool

 
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:02 PM   #3
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Wow, awesome! I'll definitely be stalking your progress, as another '1bbl brewer with eyes on Black Star's business plan.'
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:12 PM   #4
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Just a little FYI, but Mystery Brewing is in NC, not NY.
Otherwise I love it. After seeing Mystery I had a thought of doing a Kickstarter, InvestedIn type deal myself. Just not ready.

 
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:21 PM   #5
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Very cool project, best of luck! I'll definitely be following your progress here.

 
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:05 PM   #6
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Black Acre! Awesome! Totally reminded me of Property when I was a 1L!

 
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:39 PM   #7
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Very cool! I'm anxious to follow your progress as well purely to satisfy my intellectual curiosity. I'm particularly interested to see if being trained in law helps you get through all the state/federal bureaucratic nonsense easier than most.

 
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:47 PM   #8
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A friend of mine was the Brewmaster at the local Ruby River here in Ogden Ut. He opened a place in Evanston, Wyoming called Suds Brothers Brewery he is doing a very good business. http://sudsbrothersbrewery.com/
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:20 PM   #9
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Good luck! I'll be following closely.
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:24 AM   #10
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Awesome work folks! I look forward to visiting and tasting your product! LaFayette could always use another great supply of micro brew!

 
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