Friday, October 29, 2010

The Beginning

Here on the coast today it was close to 80° in late October.  Way outside the average temperature for this time of year, but a perfect excuse to walk up the street and work on getting this site up and running from the beach.

We wanted to start this site to both track the process of opening a small craft brewery on the coast of New Jersey for ourselves, but also to keep family and friends updated on our progress during the start-up phase.  We also wanted to use this site to share what we have planned for the brewery and keep everyone informed once we’re opened.    

There also seems to be a fair amount of interest in the process of opening of brewery.  We’ve been working on this project for some time now and have had a great deal of help from people both inside and outside the industry.  We hope we can pass along some of the information we’ve learned along the way to others working on similar projects so that they can avoid some of the mistakes we’ve already made and the ones that are in front of us.

As for the most important part, the brewery, and where we are in the process.  Kane Brewing Company is a craft brewery located in Ocean Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, specializing in American and Belgian-style ales.  Our beers will be (mostly) draft-only and served in local bars and restaurants in central and northern New Jersey.   

The current timeline has us opening in spring of 2011.  This, of course, is basically a guess and subject to change as we’re finding this process to be very unpredictable and mostly beyond our control.  That’s it for now—just a basic introduction to the site, our plans for the brewery and where we currently stand.  We plan to fill in more details regarding what’s already been accomplished, what we need to get done and of course, much more about our beers.