After three decades of home brewing beer as a hobby at home, Dennis Molnar and his wife, Beth Mayland decided to open their own craft brewery in Concord, N.H. "On our travels we always find
After three decades of home brewing beer as a hobby at home, Dennis Molnar and his wife, Beth Mayland decided to open their own craft brewery in Concord, N.H. "On our travels we always find a local brewery to try," said Dennis, owner of Concord Craft Brewing Company, LLC. "Each brewery is interesting and different and one day we realized that downtown Concord needed its own microbrewery. That's when we decided to take the passion we have for craft brewing and develop a business plan."
What came out of that business plan was a labor of love, Concord Craft Brewing Company, LLC.
"Once we decided to move forward with opening the brewery we decided to do it together," said Beth Mayland. Beth and Dennis shifted their successful careers from healthcare and pharmaceuticals and Beth found herself enrolled in beer school through the American Brewers Guild. There she learned not only the craft of large scale brewing, but also the business of owning a brewery and how to produce beer commercially.
"We learned about CRDC through the SBA who came in and spoke to us during one of the business classes at beer school," said Beth.
"We approached CRDC and Merrimack County Savings Bank for start-up financing to help us cover the purchase of the brewing equipment and improvements to the space we are leasing in downtown Concord," said Dennis. "We really wanted to take this existing space, which was once a furniture consignment store, and make it this really cool space, that people could come in and sample and buy our beer, taking home growlers, cans or bottles."
"Dennis has been an extremely cooperative customer," said Liz Sweeney, CRDC Loan Officer. "When a customer has a handle on their finances and can easily produce the required documents in a timely manner, the process is that much quicker and seamless. Between myself and Merrimack County Savings Bank, we were able to pull a financing package together pretty quickly for Dennis and Beth."
"We knew we were in great hands with CRDC and Merrimack County Savings Bank which allowed us to focus on our business. Head Brewer, Doug Bogle, who started his brewing career in California, has joined us. We hired our lead sales person, who brings our beer samples to restaurants and bars across the state. We are on tap in 22 area restaurants and proudly 13 of those places are right here in Concord."
Concord Craft Brewery, LLC located at 117 Storrs Street is divided into three sections; the brewing area, retail and tasting bar.
You can enjoy a taste of their brew during tasting hours which are Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00pm-6:00pm, Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday from 2:00pm-7:00pm.
Photo Caption: Dennis Molnar, Owner Concord Craft Brewery with Liz Sweeney, CRDC Loan Officer, Beth Mayland, Owner, Concord Craft Brewery and Doug Bogle, Head Brewer, Concord Craft Brewery.