Heads up all you beer enthusiasts, if you’ve developed the habit of going off “the Hill” for a good brew, you should know that there’s a plan in the works to fix all that.
Steve Watts, vice president of the Los Alamos Food Co-op board of directors, said he’s currently trying to start a brewery and taproom right here in Los Alamos. Set up along the lines of the food co-op, he’s currently looking for investors as well as people who are looking to become members of the new venture.
“The co-op model gives people the idea that they can really own it as well as have a say in the business,” said Watts, adding that the co-op model has helped them raise funds for the project, since people can readily buy a share in the business.
Watts said they are offering $100 investment shares that would eventually pay a dividend, as well as various membership plans, such as a Class A full equity share for $250, which gives buyers a direct share in the business. Other membership plans include an annual membership to the co-op for $50 or an annual Class B investment share for $100.
For more information and details on each of the plans, go to losalamosbeer.coop.
Watts said if the project gets enough funding, then they will go ahead and look for a location, buy equipment and hire employees.