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How I opened my small business: Tap That Beer House Blog Series Intro

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, start a self-pour taproom! Hi there, fellow beer enthusiasts! I'm thrilled to share my rollercoaster journey from a Covid layoff to becoming a proud owner of a self-pour taproom, serving up fantastic local craft beer in a cozy setting. I'm going to share the journey of how I opened my small business.

construction of self-pour taproom
Construction of Buildout of That That Beer house

It all began when the turbulent waves of the pandemic pushed me out of my comfort zone.

I was at a self-pour taproom with my family when I looked around and nodded my head, "This,” I told my family. “This is what I want to do. I’m going to open a self-pour taproom near us.”

“Yeahooookay,” they replied.

“Hold my beer.”

Having been laid off, I saw an opportunity to turn my passion for craft beer into a thriving family business, so I started researching and writing a business plan right away. I embarked on this venture with determination and a solid business plan. And what an adventure it has been. (I still can't believe I did it.)

Our self-pour taproom boasts a remarkable 40-tap self-pour beer wall, showcasing the finest brews from local breweries. What makes us unique? Well, we are proudly woman-owned and operated. This mother-daughter duo is here to shake things up in the craft beer scene!

Self-Pour Taproom
Pictures of construction of tap that Beer House

Navigating the realms of entrepreneurship was a whirlwind of emotions. From figuring out how my business plan would unfold into reality to mastering the art of the business side of beer, every day brought a new challenge. Yet, with my family by my side, we embraced each hurdle with a dash of humor and a shared love for great beer.

As a first-time business owner, the learning curve was steep, but the rewards were sweeter than Raspberry Lemonade Cider. Seeing patrons gather around our self-pour wall, sampling unique flavors and sharing hearty laughs validated all the hard work and risks taken.

Craft Beer Tasting
Tap That Beer House

For the craft beer aficionados in the area, our taproom is more than a place to enjoy a cold one—it's a hub of community, creativity, and connection. Every pour tells a story, and we're thrilled to be the storytellers behind the taps.

So, Tappers, whether you're a seasoned beer enthusiast or just dipping your toes into the world of craft brews, swing by our self-pour taproom. Experience the warmth of family hospitality, the thrill of discovering new flavors, and the joy of supporting a local, woman-led business.

I'll be blogging about my experience as a first-time business owner. It has been an amazing and sometimes stressful journey that I want to share if you care. Let's raise a glass to dreams realized and challenges conquered, one self-poured pint at a time!


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