We mainly focus on the amazing craft beer boom that’s going on across the country, but there is also a pretty neat movement going on in the soda industry. Just like the brewers across the country there are small soda companies out there that are experimenting with flavors, natural ingredients, and old recipes. Our friends at Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop (www.grandpajoescandyshop.com) recently asked us to make them a bottle cap holder for their store. Their candy shop has a Willy Wonka theme so we did it in the Wonka font and it turned out great. This was a real fun project because I’ll admit I’ve become a bit of a soda fiend lately. There are often times where I want a refreshing beverage, but still have work to do with power tools for the evening, so now I keep some soda to go along with our normal stock of beer. It’s nice to have a local place to pick up drinks like Dang Soda, Cheerwine, Kickapoo, and many more (like over 100). We’re looking to do more with Grandpa Joe’s in the future! If you have a custom idea please let us know, we’d love to help bring it to life.
Winter was late in coming to Ohio this year and the weather people say you can blame El Nino. December was one of the warmest on record here in southwest Ohio, but this weekend ushered in the return of winter. The cold and snow has come just in time for the great tradition of socially drinking beer indoors to raise money for good causes. These events get us out of our homes to escape the cabin fever that 15 degrees and stale snow packs create. A night away from our homes to revel in school gyms and art institutes with fine food and alcohol is just the right way to beat the winter blues.
This year since we now have our business we’re planning on setting up booths at a few of these events. The first event will be the Dayton Brew Ha-Ha which is a fundraiser for the Montessori School of Dayton. It will take place on Saturday, January 30th and tickets are $35 or $50 for VIP status. We’ll be there selling stock design beer caddys, wall mounted bottle openers, hand held bottle openers, and premiering our new growler caddys. The event website is www.brewhahadayton.com if you want more details.