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Old 08-07-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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So the place I used to get my hair cut closed and it looks like a brewery is remodeling it for their use.

I cannot find much information about them, except a few slim posts on Facebook. I could not find any information on LARA about a brewing license, nor any website.

Anyone know who may be starting this, and the particulars of the brewery? I'm assuming it will be like a 3 bbl system judging by the size of our small town...


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Old 08-08-2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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Best I could figure out is that it's someone from the Brighton (Detroit Suburb) area. Not much else to be found.


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Any more info on this place? Last FB post is from November with some demolition pics.
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It seems they took the winter off. It's been bad here for weather and temps. My guess is they ran into the (expected) delays with licensing and finances and decided to wait until spring to come back up and continue with the remodel.

There wasn't a lot of information on the facebook page to begin with. I know from seeing several people start up breweries that it usually takes 6 months to a year longer than they expect to get licensed and able to brew. I got a friend across the street at the video store keeping an eye on it for me. Well, I didn't ask her to, but she knows I homebrew and tends to keep me informed when things happen. She said she hasn't seen anyone all winter.
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Well, I saw one post on their facebook page asking about graphic designers to help clean up their logo. So I guess they are still working towards opening. Hopefully they will buy billboard space and advertise on the freeway, otherwise Reed City is going to be a tough place to make a living selling beer with any flavor...
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Homer I hope you aren't in a hurry. If Red Tail kicks construction into high gear they could be open in a year and a half or so.

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Yeah, the article was from last August and claims they wanted to be open around the start of this year. I'm expecting them to be more like later this year.

I was afraid they got a little shocked by the cost of the licensing and the chronic delays that seem to be part of the process of getting licensed. Plus, historically, Reed City has been "difficult" to work with, as far as new businesses are concerned.
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The adage every Brewery that's opened agrees with is "It's going to take twice as long and cost twice as much"
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On a related note. Brecker brewery in brighton should be opening in the next few months. They just bought some mirrors from ye old swedish furniture co. And had it delivered. Spoke with owners mom, said they were almost done. Were getting up to bar on handicap codes.
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I like going to a brewery that gives me a handicap. Always nice to start with 1.5 beers for free ;-)


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