We Want to Be the First Brew-it-Yourself Franchise
We rolled up a craft brewery, restaurant, and brew-it-yourself event space into one.
We first opened doors in Newton, MA in Fall of 2013. Since then, we've breached the $1 million sales wall, brewed over 21,000 batches of custom beer, and have served corporate customers like Google, John Hancock, and more. We think it's safe to say we've nailed down the business model of your all-in-one craft brewery.
We brew Hopster-branded craft beers which reward us with 95% gross margins on every sale.
Hopsters also provides gourmet, farm-to-table meals for customers wanting more than a drink.
We're one of the only DIY breweries that lets you mix, brew—and even design—your own beer.
In 2015, We Made $1.2 Million
With a single 2,000 sqft location, we nearly doubled our sales annually.
In Newton alone, a suburban city with a population of 88,000, we've doubled sales nearly every year since opening. Our revenue model, which combines several different verticals—corporate events, craft brewing, food, DIY kettles—separates us from the crowd of other craft breweries.
Gross Margin on Hopster Beer
Now, We Want to Conquer Boston
We've nailed down a 5,000 sqft location in Boston's booming Seaport district.
As one of the epicenters of the craft beer movement and a population 7x that of Newton's, we're ready to take over Beantown. We've already signed a lease for a location in Boston's premier Seaport district, will start construction later this year, and aim to open Spring 2017.
We Plan to Double Our Sales from Corporate Events in 2017
The Seaport district is the perfect location to host corporate events. We've already worked with some of the biggest brands.
Earlier this year, we held an event with 50+ John Hancock employees. At $125/a head we made over $10,000 in sales in just three hours. Corporate events are a lucrative opportunity for us—especially in a larger Boston space, where we can keep the entire brewpub open, even with the event space sectioned off.
Boston by Spring 2017, 15 More by 2022
Your investment will help us buy remaining equipment and open our taproom to beer-thirsty Bostonians.
Our First Location Opens
The Hopsters Newton location has far exceeded sales and profitability expectations while serving as an "incubator" location.
Received Commercial License to Brew and Serve House Beers
Hopsters enters another vertical, brewing, bottling, and selling our own beers.
Brewed Over 7,000 Individual Customer Batches
Hopsters is a well-known neighborhood joint for events. Friends, family, and co-workers come for the novelty and stay for the food.
Hopsters Turns 3—21,000 Individual Customers Brew With Us
We've nearly tripled our number of custom brews since 2015 and are still going strong.
Hopsters Boston Seaport Location Opens!
Hopsters Opens 16 Location in Major Cities
Let's Build Something Huge
We opened Hopsters 3 years ago because we care deeply about craft beer and the role it plays in our community.
Hopsters, and our team, work every day to grow the awareness and enhance people's experience with craft beer. As you know, we are expanding into the downtown Boston Seaport area, and I wanted to take some time to share with you our thoughts and feelings about Hopsters
Since we opened in 2013 we have had 22,000 guests brew beer with us. Some of our guests are experienced home brewers, the vast majority are not, however they have all taken away an experience that enhances their connection with their community and local craft beer.
Hopsters is brew pub, a restaurant and a place where you can experience craft beer to the fullest. Many people just pull up to the bar, chat with our welcoming staff, have a bite to eat and enjoy our house brewed beer. Everyone is curious about the beer making experience and many come back to try it either with friends or with colleagues as part of a corporate event.
If you love craft beer, you love Hopsters. Everyone that visits us, especially our guests that participate in the beer making experience, have a big smile of their face. It’s so much fun, with a glass of beer in hand, to get the malts, Hops and grains and mix it all up in the kettle, knowing that in two weeks you get to come back to bottle, label and drink your hand crafted beer.
We’ve hosted hundreds of 40th birthday parties (in-fact we have one going on upstairs as I’m writing this), corporate events, wedding rehearsal dinners, community sports teams along with teachers group outings. In fact, if you think of a reason to get together with friends, Hopsters has probably hosted it.
I truly believe there will be a Hopsters in most major cities in the US in the coming years. Our mission, why we get out of bed in the mornings, is to increase people’s awareness of craft beer. We value and care about learning, so you make the best most informed choices. To this aim we have made it a priority to support our community to enhance the place we live by supporting fundraising for local schools and initiatives. We keep our attention local, because beer is best when it’s brewed in your community and on fun, because life is crazy - beer shouldn’t be.
I’m asking you to invest in your community, support local produced products, learn about craft beer and have some fun along the way. To this aim we are excited to announce that we will be opening in the Spring a Hopsters in the downtown Boston Seaport area. Hopsters in its three short years has become a phenomenal success, way beyond our hopes. Because we have stuck to our mission, the financial rewards have come too and we want to pass those rewards onto you, our stake holders and friends; the people that have supported us by their patronage, feedback and moral support. The process has been, and is a blast, however the proceeds have been pretty good too and we want to share that with you.