It’s been six months since our last update and even though we don’t yet have any news of when we will be picking up keys to Maverick’s new manor, we thought we should fill you in on what’s been going on.
Since the heartbreak of losing the Farnham location at the start of the year we have been tirelessly searching for a new place we can call home. We had been hoping that with the lifting of restrictions and the country opening up a bit more, the commercial market would start moving again and with that, some new options would come to light. Whilst this has happened to a degree, we haven’t really seen the type of properties that we had hoped for become available.
However, we’ve certainly not been resting on our laurels – you know us better than that! Since our last update in March, we have been relentlessly hunting out possible locations and widened our search area to places on the outskirts of Farnham, in order to maximize our chances of bagging a great space nearby.
We must have looked at about 20 places in the last six months; sadly, not all of them have been right, or wanted a brewery in their building. Seriously? Who wouldn’t want to rent their building to an awesome brewery that is going to make quality craft beer and open a tap room?!??! Believe me, these people do actually exist; we have dealt with them!
Right now, we have two potential places that we are talking to landlords about; one right in the center of Farnham, and the second in a semi-rural location just 3 minutes by bus out of town on the A31. We really hope one of these work out and the moment we have any news we will share it with you straight away.
Like us, you must be getting itchy feet and wondering if is this ever going to happen. We get it. We feel that way too. With this endeavor, and all of the challenges it has thrown at us, we knew it was never going to be an easy ride. Hey, who could have predicted what we have all faced, the world over, in the last 18 months or so?
We continue to approach our search with a calmness and patience, knowing that what we are doing is right for Maverick in the long term.
So, if that means an extra few months to find our perfect home sweet home, then so be it. Our determination and drive comes from the support we get from you, our amazing backers and the great community around us.
And on that note, we have continued to make new friends and connections in the beer industry and recently visited Jonny down at Pipeline Brewing (www.pipelinebrewing.co.uk)in St Agnes, Cornwall.
He’s a top bloke and we spent the whole afternoon talking beer and brewing. In fact, we have already started on a collaboration beer which will be lined up as quickly as we can after we open.
If you are in Cornwall do drop into their tap room on a Friday or Saturday as his beers are really quite fantastic, especially "Eyes on you"
As we head into winter and still slightly uncertain times, we hope everyone continues to support local and stay safe - and that includes visiting your local pub or bar. These social and community focused spaces are really important to us all and we need to do what we can to support their recovery post-lockdown. We really could not imagine doing what we are doing without awesome people like you, supporting our plans.
We haven’t had a great deal to shout about on social media since our last update but keep an eye out on instagram and facebook and you should be seeing more of what we are up to soon.
If anyone wants to get in touch to find out more about our search or even tell us about that place you’ve found which would be just perfect for a marvelous brewery like Maverick then please do get in touch via email or through the socials.
We can’t wait to see you all in person soon.
Stay safe and #bemoremaverick