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Nice Guys Brewery & Bar, Richmond (VIC)

Discussion in 'Beer, Pub & Brewery Reviews' started by Black n Tan, 20/4/19.

 

  1. Black n Tan

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    Hi brewers. I have been busy of late and thought I would share my brew dream to open a brewpub, Nice Guys Brewery and Bar, in Richmond, Melbourne.

    As background I am a scientist and most recently CEO of a private company working on Alzheimer's disease drug. I recently decided on a 'tree change' and will be opening a brew pub in Richmond (Melbourne) in mid 2019. The brewery will be called Nice Guys which is a little tongue in cheek. We have leased a premises in Victoria St Richmond and have received a planning permit and building permit for the change of use and fit-out. Work on the fit-out is underway. Tanks have arrived and are held in storage. We are doing this on our own so it is all a little scary and expensive, but I believe my brewing and company management experience should see us through. The venue will hold 150 persons and will house a 500L Braumiester, two 17HL and on e 9HL unitanks and about six 15HL and two 9HL serving bright tanks housed in a large cool room. We will serve food also and if things go well we can expand upstairs. We have engaged a builder (who also is an artist), town planning consultant, architect, branding company, acoustic engineers, traffic engineer, land surveyor and building surveyor, and that was just to submit out town planning application to council. I am very happy with the team of people and believe they are the right people to help me deliver my vision. The application took 12 months to go through council and then a further 4 months to get our building permit. Water under the bridge now but the delays have lost money and will affect our fit-out. Onwards and upwards. Anyway I will provide more details of our journey as this progress and happy to answer any questions you may have.
     
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    Get down to Richmond a fair bit, usually call in at the Stomping Ground will have to call in to Nice Guys when you open.
     
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    Good luck realizing your dream B&T (are you a Pom?) I will drop in if I ever go to melbourne.
     
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    No but my ancestor was a convict from Suffolk deported for 'sacrilege'. I'll make him proud I am sure.
     
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    good luck with it mate, hope to hear your cranking out the brews before too long !! :overhead:
     
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    Layout and Build. The floor plan is below. The builder started in earnest 2 weeks ago and I will post photos along the way.
     

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    Tee shirts are finished and look great.

    Coasters are still to come but love the design.
     

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    Posted 25/4/19
    nice Work
     
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    Just some constructive criticism the Tee shirts have no name, could be anything. The logo needs a name to assimilate. Sorry.
     
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    the name is on the other side
     
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    Get it on the front, I don't look at a Tee shirt and turn around to see what's on the back, recognition is important.
     
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    The name is on the front. I hear you but have full confidence in my branding team. They are a very experienced team and know what they are doing. It is just one element of the branding. The matter was discussed but I am not a branding expert so can't tell you the why's and wherefores. I have to trust my experts because in the end they know more than me and that's what I pay them for.
     
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    Rogue Brewery do the same thing with their merch, especially the dead guy ale stuff. I like it.
     
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    Yep I agree, there are plenty examples of this so I feel very comfortable.
     
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