Watching a small business owner take the journey of opening a business is always a joy (for us, easily). The adventure is a combination of experiences: excitement, frustration, triumph, exhaustion, and pride. No matter the day, it all entails hard work and long hours, before and after the business officially opens.
John and Carmen Rice, owners of bmc brewing, have been working with us and sharing the progress as construction is ongoing. The plans for their space include a seven-barrel system for beer production, food trucks on occasion, local eats from Copeland Springs Farm & Kitchen, plentiful growlers and crowlers, tastings and tours at the taproom, and future whiskey collaborations. The neighbors welcome bmc brewing and are like-minded in a goal for sustainability, serving good food and drink, plus offering spaces for good times indoors and outside.
The beer is undoubtedly a draw and the names will encourage guests to learn about the story of each one. Tiara Red, Sqwheat, and Uisce Móna Stout (ish-ka moan-a) are among a few that might intrigue. bmc brewing emphasizes the outdoor space available at the Plant for guests to enjoy, along with the additional craft beverage offerings just steps away, Fair Game Beverage Co., Chatham Cider Works, and Starrlight Mead. The location is also home to Chatham Axes and pop-up businesses.
They have continued to keep working to stay on track, a challenge and impressive feat during the pandemic. Stay tuned for more updates and we will keep you posted on timelines.