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

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