Wow, summer went by REALLY fast! I meant to get this update out sooner, but I guess fall is flying by as well. We’ve had an excellent time these past few months, here are some highlights:
Good Company Brewing was approved as an official 501(c)(3) non-profit!
My family and I (with help from a lot of family and friends) held a summer BBQ to raise funds for a few local non-profits (Think Small and the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery). About 100 people showed up and after a matching donation – we raised a total of $2,800! Here is my favorite quote from a family friend:
“My Wife and I were talking about your party. What a great thing you did. Not only did you raise money for a charity. In a world full of hate and divide, you showed us how people can work together with a positive outcome and benefit the less fortunate. Thank you so much.”
This quote embodies the Good Company Brewing mission, and to me is proof that we are on to a good thing here.
Our mission has been catching a lot of attention, we even had an article in the local paper. Check it out
MN State Fair Homebrew Competition
Another successful year at the state fair! This year I submitted 10 beers to the MN State Fair homebrew competition. I was humbled and awestruck to have walked away with 5 ribbons, one of which was for Runner-up Best of Show (ie 2nd place overall). So much fun!
- Tart Cherry Blonde: Runner-Up Best of Show
- Tart Cherry Blonde: First Place - Fruit Beer
- Belgo-American IPA: Second Place - India Pale Ale
- American Brown Ale: Third Place - Other American Ales
- "BBA" Vanilla Porter: Third Place - Specialty Wood Aged Beer
Our Kickstarter campaign was a huge success. We raised almost ~$2,700, which will help us buy our branded gear, and pay some of our modest expenses. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed. We are in the process of setting up a shop, but in the meantime reach out via our contact form if you are interest in Good Company Brewing t-shirts, beer glasses, hats, or bottle openers.
So, a huge THANK YOU to all of you who’ve taken an interest in Good Company Brewing and have supported us and our mission these past few months. We’ve got a lot more in store! Stay tuned via our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). We are also building a mailing list to keep everyone posted on events and opportunities. If you’d like to be included, shoot us a message via our contact form.