About a decade ago, Mark received a brewing kit as a Christmas gift to make his own beer at home. As a craft beer enthusiast, he was eager to get started and naturally fell in love with the process. Mark began with 5-gallon batches, then gradually worked up to 10 gallons and found virtually no difference in taste and quality. He shared his beers with friends and enjoyed them in good company and thought that sharing his beer with the Lakeland community would be a great way to enjoy his retirement. Mark has been very involved with the craft beer community and has experienced so much support that he plans to soon open his micro-brewery: Newdog Brewing.
What is your business? Newdog Brewing is a pre-launch micro-brewery that will serve as a place where the community can come together and enjoy great beer and a great atmosphere.
Who are your clients? Our clients include anyone who enjoys friendly company and a great beer.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? I love making beer and my family initially inspired me to pursue that hobby as a business. Since retirement, I’ve felt even more inspired to create a place to spend time with friends and family.
What are some of your business goals? Our primary goal is to find a suitable location and additional financing for our brewery.
What are some business wins? Our biggest win to date has been finding fellow Catapult members Mike and Debbie Hurta of Hurta Solutions to help flesh out and work towards accomplishing our business needs.
Why Lakeland? I have lived, worked, and socialized in Lakeland since 1999 and I love the community. People are consistently working to make Lakeland an even better place to live and I hope to be a part of that growth in my retirement with Newdog Brewing.
How has Catapult helped you? Catapult has provided the space for me to meet and work alongside like-minded entrepreneurs and the classes they offer have helped me get a firmer grip on things as I start my new business.
What is your Secret Sauce? It’s not a sauce, it’s just good beer.
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