Commonhouse Aleworks – Park Circle

Planning

What’s Taking So Long – Part III

I’m not early calling it, but, good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, something BIG is about to happen. This is shaping up to be the second to last post on the Planning to Brew website. The last post will be redirecting you to our new commercial brewery website. More than two years of planning […]

What’s Taking So Long – Part II

In the post What’s Taking So Long – Part I we covered how we went from IDEA to BUSINESS PLAN and PRO FORMA and then also talked about SCOUTING out our LOCATION. In this post, we are going to cover a few things that haven’t really been talked about at all. Becuase we have not announced our […]

Financing the Brewery

I started writing the second part of the What’s Taking So Long series and was about half way through it when I realized that a very important piece of the puzzle needed to be included before I could go any further. I had said at some point in a previous post that Pearce and I […]

What’s Taking So Long – Part I

“Nothing ever happens as quickly as you would like it to…” – Me, just now I know there are probably a handful of folks who are wondering why updates here are so few and far between. Well, I can tell you that it is because this whole process is a long and complicated one. I […]

Zoning In

The I last wrote about the actual process of planning and opening a brewery was back when I said that a location announcement was imminent. That was in July, and here it is November and I still haven’t made any announcements. I do apologize about that, but we are not planning to send out any […]

A Location Announcement is Imminent

You know what the hardest part is about planning a brewery? Having a free second to tell you all about it. For realz. Well, maybe finding a location too. The past several weeks have seen our “planning” go from 0-100 in intensity and direction. We have spent countless hours over the past year formulating a […]

Old Fool in the Old School

I realize that neither Pearce nor I have any formal training as brewmasters. You probably have thought to yourself, “What are these yay-hoos gonna do once presented with large scale commercial brewing equipment?” Well, you are right. We don’t know how to brew on commercial brewing equipment. But we aren’t afraid to learn either. Currently, […]

Room for more breweries?

So one of the most asked questions that we have been asked is, “Is the market saturated in Charleston?” or “Is there enough room for another brewery in Charleston?” We have been working on our business plan very diligently and this question is one that HAS to be answered before we move forward. The research that […]

Planning to Brew

Hello all. I appreciate you coming by to check out this little piece of the blogosphere. My name is Hank and, along with my brew partner Pearce, we are planning to open a commercial brewery in the next 12-18 months. This website will hopefully document the ups and the downs and all the in-betweens of going […]