Why do we make beer? Because we have a passion for it and really enjoy drinking it. Now drinking beer is exceptionally enjoyable, and making it is equally as fun however once you begin going down the road of business that we’re on you’ll find that there are some elements of it that aren’t so much fun. Like paperwork. Oh the joys of completing forms and filling out reams and reams of paper.
What paperwork we hear you ask? Council DA paperwork is our first port of call. This document -which ended up being more of a dossier- required us to outline our plans and proposals for our new venue, and all of these plans and proposals must meet and exceed all council regulations and requirements for the sort of venue we want to open, and for where we want to open it. This covers everything, and we mean EVERYTHING. All aspects from parking to waste disposal, from toilets to noise to fire plans. Everything has to be thought out written down, detailed and sent into the council for approval before you can even lift a hammer (often even before you buy the hammer to lift). But it’s a necessary evil and one that only needs to be completed for major upgrades or moves. Phew.
Next comes our application for a liquor licence. We need a new one because its a new location, and because we’re changing to a new company were basically starting from the bottom up with this one. We have a consultant to assist us with this, but whilst this takes some pressure off it is just more money…. Time or money, which would you like? You can’t have both.
Lastly comes share contracts, offers, plans etc. We’ve sold shares so we have to complete numerous complex documents about that part of the business. We’ve had massive support with this paperwork and are exceptionally grateful for all of this.
That’s about it! Phew (again!) All of the paperwork has been completed, double and triple crosschecked and filed. After months of mucking around we can get back to what we’re really here for, great beer. Cheers!
This Saturday, May 19th, we will officially be opening our brewery!! Our kitchen will be producing some scrumptious food, all 24 taps on our shiny new draft system will be pouring a multitude of beers and ciders and the sun will be shining down on us (hopefully). We hope you can come down and join for what is to be a memorable day, and just the first of many more to come as TRBC steps on down the road we began on so long ago. With that aside lets have a small rundown of our story so far:
As many of you may know we're always hard at work putting in upgrades down at the brewery. We’ve also got another big one on the way so we thought we’d fill you in on all the hard work that has been going on behind the scenes.
Noticed anything different recently? Yea, we didn’t think we’d fool you that easily! We’ve gone and gotten ourselves a new website.
What’s the difference? Well, it’s rather swanky for one! Everything is still pretty much the same behind the makeover, however, one major difference is that we now have a new online shop available for you to use, and it’s live right now!