Well, it is just about official. I have a store! I should sign the lease in the next day or two. It has been, at times, tumultuous getting to this point, and now the real work begins! I am renting a former restaurant space in Downtown Nampa, Idaho formerly called the Copper Canyon. I will turn it into a craft beer retail store, and restaurant.
It was a stuffy, and amazingly dirty restaurant that served very expensive food, and whose clientele were anyone who’s senses were dull enough to not realize that they were sitting and eating in filth, and paying a high price for it.
My vision is to turn it into a craft beer store and restaurant that serves elevated pub style food. Chicken wings, craft pizza, and sandwiches. Reasonably priced and in a clean and comfortable environment. I will have between 6 and 12 beers on tap at any given time, and the handles will rotate. No one can claim a permanent space on my tap list. I hope to have between 800 and 1000 different beers to purchase. That’s a good start.
However, in all this activity, I haven’t come up with a name for the place yet. It was going to be a Brewforia franchise at one point, but for various reasons that isn’t going to be the case, so now I need to come up with a name for the place.
I have kicked around some thoughts but want to hear from the Beer and Whiskey brain trust. Some ideas I’ve had are: Brother’s Beer Market, Galligan’s Pub, The Mash Tun, the Copper Kettle, the Beer Depot (there is an historic train depot about 1.5 blocks away). Then Jim thought of Donny Bear’s Beer Cave, and I thought of changing Cave to Den. Of course Brother’s plays off of the Beer and Whiskey Brothers. Galligan’s is pretty self explanatory.
None of these names really resonate with me. I suppose my two favorites are Brothers, and the Mash Tun. But I need ideas for the name, so let me have it. Of course as we go I will be posting more interior photos and progress.
Oh, I almost forgot, this place comes with a full liquor license, so I can serve whiskey as well.
Give me your best ideas. What should I call this place?