Will Dodge, Founder and Owner of Bull N Bear Brewery... in downtown Summit, New Jersey, walks us through his several-year battle, both ups and downs, on what has gone into opening up a brewery, a small business, highly regulated, in the midst of a pandemic in New Jersey. A behind the scenes look, candid view of what is to come at Bull N Bear Brewery:

1) What drove Will's passion and formal decision to making it official and opening a brewery?
2) What was it like from a federal, state, and municipal level, opening a brewery during this time?
3) How has Coronavirus and the Pandemic of 2020 had an impact on Bull N Bear Brewery?
4) Will gives a personal tour of the brewing equipment and capacity. Small location? Think again.
5) Final thoughts, stories, silver lining, generous community support, and special beer tasting!

"Every problem is an opportunity in disguise" ~ John Adams quote, and Will Dodge perspective

Opening Looming For Late Fall : Sep 23 2020

The brewery finally received its Certificate of Occupancy and Its Brewer's permit from the state of New Jersey! The final large hurdle has been cleared. Build out is finally complete and once we've kicked the tires and tested out the equipment...

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So When Are We Opening: Nov 24 2019

Unfortunately my time line has been extended more times then I can count. If you had asked me in February 2018 I would have told you May of 2019. If you asked me in May 2019 I would have said July and in July I said Fall, and in the Fall I said 2019....

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Time Keeps On Ticking: June 27 2019

So here we are in June and we are still in construction. The popular question has been when are we opening. For right now I'm hoping for September. So the next question people ask is what has been delaying you. In short, everything. So much relies...

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