Invest in our New 10,000 Sq. Ft. Taproom
Our brand is established. We’ve spent more than a decade making high quality beer for high quality people. It’s now time for us to build a new taproom to help those people congregate.
Letter Of Intent
One of our main investors has signed a letter of intent to purchase the land and build the 10,000 sq ft building. Your investment money will contribute to the buildout of this taproom, from tables and tanks to chairs and counters.
Situated in the San Fernando Valley between four major Los Angeles freeways and a 1/2 mile from a downtown L.A. train stop, our location has a customer base of 1.8 million people. Those people currently have just two options for microbrwery taprooms. That’s a lot of potential customers, right at our doorstep.
Your equity capital will also go towards growing our sales and marketing team and the expansion of our operational infrastructure.
The Beginning: Fire on a Mountain
It was another long day on the job for firefighter Rob Nowaczyk. He'd spent the evening extinguishing a brush fire above the Glendale Mountains, finally getting a chance to rest around midnight. While sitting on a steep slope, Rob and a firefighting friend began talking about how nice a quality, cold beer would be for their scorched throats. It was on that mountanside that Fireman's Brew was born. Our company started by making one keg at a time in our kitchens to sell out of our trunks to friends and has now grown into a national brand for firefighters and citizens alike.
Rob, our founder, has served his community as an EMT, paramedic, SWAT team member, and and firefighter over the past 28 years. Currently a firefighter paramedic and member of the Air Operations helicopter fleet, he recently flew into Mexico City to aid earthquake relief and has also aided natural disaster recovery efforts in Haiti, New Zealand, Japan, and Nepal.
This is a company that's always been dedicated to firefighters. More than 100 active duty and retired firefighters are shareholders, and we have a charitable partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
Meet Our Off-Duty Beers
We're not a trendy beer company. We don't experiment with our malts and hops on a weekly basis. We brew classics that have been good for hundreds of years, picking classic profiles we could be proud of for our flagship styles.
Our original beer, this Pilsner-style lager is light and smooth, made with just the right amount of hops to deliver a clean finish with no bitter aftertaste. Gold medalist in the 2014 L.A. Int'l Beer Competition and silver medalist in the 2013 San Diego Int'l Beer Competition and the 2012 World Beer Championships. 5.0% ABV.
Strong yet refined, this traditional German Doublebock is handcrafted with imported hops and chocolate malts in a way that combines rich structure and bold flavors. Gold medalist in the 2014 L.A. Int'l Beer Competition and silver medalist in the 2014 L.A. Int'l Beer Competition and the 2013 and 2012 World Beer Championships. 8.0% ABV.
A unique and flavorful ale, our red amber blends Yakima Valley hops with three different crystal malts to create a toasty malt base rich in smooth caramel flavors. Silver medalist in the 2014 San Diego Int'l Beer Competition and the 2013 and 2012 World Beer Championships. 5.5% ABV.
Our newest beer, this refreshing India Pale Ale is made with an aromatic blend of Cascade, Columbus, Chinook, and Galena hops. 6.5% ABV.
And Our On-Duty (Root) Beers
Black Cherry Soda
Our Beers are Sold in Over 1,000 Locations Nationally
We Distribute in 15 States and Counting
We're confident in our brew and plan to leverage our distribution success into more shelf space countrywide.
Million bottles of beer sold
Our Financial Plan
By initially focusing on our distribution network, we were able to get our beer out to a national audience quickly. Our brand grew quickly and our sales boomed. This had its challenges, though, as it became difficult to manage a wide distribution network with limited manpower. That's where the taproom comes in. Most people don't understand how valuable a retail market can be – one pint of beer in the taproom will bring us just as much gross profit as one case of beer going out wholesale.
We've found that it's increasingly more important to have a home base where customers can come in and meet the people that are actually behind the brand. They can see where the beer is made. At the same time, it also allows for us to have retail sales. We built our entire business on wholesale to this point. This is a profitable expansion that allows customers to interact with us, and for us to learn from our customers what they want to see in our products now and in the future.
Hopefully, this will allow us to raise the next round of capital to really expand those markets outside of the home. Right now, we’ve got a good plan in place for doing that. The taproom will be able to fund the expansion of additional salespeople and would provide a more sustainable business.
Let's Brew Together
First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to consider our investment opportunity. Your time is important and we are grateful you would spend some of it with us. Fireman’s Brew has grown over the years because of people just like you – friends, family, firefighters, craft beer enthusiasts, angel investors, and many, many others. We sincerely appreciate your support, whether it be financial or otherwise, as we would not be here without you.
Fireman’s Brew all started with the vision of two thirsty firefighters. That vision turned into a reality when we started brewing one keg at a time and delivering out of the trunks of our cars. I expected our idea to turn into a fun hobby that we could share with our friends and could have never imagined that one day people would be enjoying Fireman's Brew in 15 states across the US!
Yes, we have come a long way, but there is still work to be done; and that journey brings us to where we are today. We have an incredible opportunity in front of us to expand our business in a very exciting way. Once this offering is complete, we will break ground on a brand new production facility here in the San Fernando Valley. Revenues and profit margins will increase, we will experiment with new beers, and Fireman's Brew will have a new place to call home.
Come join us for a beer (or two) and become part of the next chapter in the Fireman's Brew story.