Opening a brewery is hard. Tearing down the old walls was quick and easy, putting up the new ones is slow and painful (for multiple reasons: construction delays, political issues, licensing issues…..).
Here are pics of the construction thus far. Prost!
We’re super excited for Thurs and Friday night at the Big Red Beerfest. We just got word about some discounts for Thursday night only: 1 for $30, 2 for $50, 4 for $80, 10 for $150. So grab some friends and come try us out.
We’ll be pouring IPA, Blonde Ale, Milk Stout, Black IPA, Roggenbier!! And maybe something special if you know to ask for it.
The doors may not be open quite yet, but we’re going to be pouring five different beers at the Big Red Beerfest. Oct 4th and 5th @ the Bloomington Convention Center.
See http://www.facebook.com/events/105044646317971/ for more details.
Hope to see you there!
Welcome to Function Brewing! We are a small-batch microbrewery soon to be open in downtown Bloomington, Indiana. As you peruse our site, we hope you’ll understand that we’re still working on our logo and website content. You can follow our progress via Facebook and Twitter or by revisiting us here. We look forward to pouring a beer in your glass soon. Prost!
I keep reminding myself….. one bite at a time.
This whole process is very stressful, and very complicated. The state Brewers Application required a Retail Merchant Certificate number on it. The RMC application required a State Unemployment Tax Account number on it. The SUTA form didn’t require any other numbers. The lesson here is, start with the SUTA form. Unfortunately the state Brewers Application requires two signatures from county workers, so I guess we can’t do those ones online.
We do a lot of waiting. We immediately respond to emails, we wait for a response. We send in detailed paperwork, we wait for a response. This whole process is a trial of our patience, and our determination. I think brewing beer will be the easy part.