Highlights

The “chef’s table” has long been a part of restaurant culture – typically in the form of an exclusive area where friends, family and distinguished guests find a unique experience. The Brewer’s Table is focused on bringing the best components of the chef’s table to a new type of environment.

This will not be a brewery with food, nor a restaurant with beer, but an experience providing equal attention to both of these components. This attention to detail and balance will be carried throughout the space and service, bringing an elevated experience to Austin’s beer scene.

Equal parts craft brewery and seasonal, locally sourced restaurant
Oak barrel brewing method brings tradition back to craft brews
Owner Jake Maddux spotlighted as one of Austin's key people to watch in 2016
Enrolled in the NextSeed Payment Automation Service

Updates
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The Brewer's Table
April 30, 2018

We are officially OPEN!

I am very pleased to tell you all that we are officially opening the doors to The Brewer’s Table today – Thursday, April 19th, 2018!

They always say that everything really comes together in the final weeks, days, and hours and, let me tell you, that really is how it happens. In the last month, we have seen every one of the hundred tasks that needed to happen in a proper sequence for us to open fall into place. The last design details, pieces of art, picnic tables outside, parking lot, and menu design elements are all complete. Those details alone are plenty but when you combine them with the regimen of inspections and staff training, it gets pretty exciting.

One of our striving points for excellence at The Brewer’s Table will be service. Training for our team began on Monday, March 26th. For two weeks, 40 hours a week, our staff trained so we would be able to keep focusing on learning more about how to provide our guests the best overall experience. Our team is excited, motivated, and knowledgeable about the entire concept and ready for our first guests.

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As I say every time we update you, we truly appreciate your patience and enthusiasm with this project. We have the best support anyone could ask for and I’m so happy that beginning on 4/19 we will be officially open to the public from 11-10. Every. Day.

Much Love to all of you and I can’t wait to welcome you to The Brewer’s Table soon!

For the full update please check your investor emails from support@nextseed.com!

Investment Terms

Issuer
Brewer’s Table – East Austin LLC

Type of Offering
Regulation Crowdfunding

Offered By
NextSeed US LLC

Offering Min

$250,000

Offering Max

$300,000

Min Individual Investment

$100

Raised to date

$300,000

Type of Securities

Revenue Sharing Note

Investment Multiple

1.5x

Revenue Sharing Percentage

Up to 5.25%

Maturity 40 months, including a 5-month startup period for ramp up
Payments

Monthly

Security Interest Second Lien
Ownership % Represented by Securities

0% Investors will not receive any equity interests in the Issuer or any voting or management rights with respect to the Issuer as a result of an investment in Securities.

View the Issuer's SEC Form C filing

Use of Proceeds

The Brewer’s Table is raising a minimum of $250,000 and a maximum of $300,000 on NextSeed. Proceeds will be utilized to finance the construction and build-out of The Brewer’s Table restaurant and brewery.

Company Description

Interview with Jake Maddux

Courtesy of NextGen Crowdfunding.


The Brewer’s Table is bringing a new craft brewery and restaurant concept to Austin.

The “chef’s table” has long been a part of restaurant culture – typically in the form of an exclusive area where friends, family and distinguished guests find a unique experience. The Brewer’s Table is focused on bringing the best components of the chef’s table to a new type of environment.

This will not be a brewery with food, nor a restaurant with beer, but an experience providing equal attention to both of these components. This attention to detail and balance will be carried throughout the space and service, bringing an elevated experience to Austin’s beer scene.

Renderings and floor plan presented in this offering may not reflect the final designs of The Brewers Table.

Taking inspiration from traditional methods of food and beer preparation, The Brewer's Table will create for modern-day Austin something so old, it's brand new. The food and beer programs share a common theme: oak. Seasonal, locally sourced ingredients cooked over wood and paired with fresh oak-fermented ales and lagers will create an entirely new experience for food and beer lovers. Bringing a new and unique perspective to the age-old tradition of food and drink, The Brewer's Table is the modern interpretation of the way things used to be.

The Brewer’s Table will be launched in East Austin, a creative district that is known as a craft brewery destination. Founder Jake Maddux (formerly of Thirsty Planet Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, and Anchor Brewing Co) is one of Austin’s most well-known personalities in the beer community. His partner Ali Sabzevari brings over a decade of additional finance, operations, and marketing expertise in the service industry, including prior operating roles at Craftsman Bar, Revival Cycles, and Helm Boots.



Business Model

The Brewer’s Table will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. There will be 8-15 items on the food menu at an average price point of $12-$18. The food menu will be seasonal, local, and therefore, rotated. It will have a rustic theme focused on whole proteins, and reflect Texan and Mediterranean influences. The menu will make use of a custom-made wood-fired grill.

The style and layout of the brewing program could be taken straight out of the Belgian countryside. Utilizing primarily oak, the focus will be developing a beer program that can satisfy any palate. Using giant oak barrels/tanks called "puncheons" and "foudres" in addition to traditional oak barrels, The Brewer's Table will develop quick turnaround beers as well as complex beers reliant on the long-term souring that takes place in foudres. The on-premise brewing program for The Brewer's Table will focus on the old world art of oak barrel fermentation. Using a combination of different sizes and toasts of oak barrels and tanks, The Brewer's Table will create fresh beers brewed and fermented the way it's been done for thousands of years, but with modern day refrigeration.

There will be table service as well as bar service at Brewer's Table. Service will be friendly, knowledgeable and passionate. All front of house staff members will be required to be certified by the Cicerone Certification Program and must learn how to brew the beer made on-site. There will also be an in-house training program to have the Brewer's Table be an educational opportunity for its employees.

Brewing & Fermentation

  • Premiere 7bbl 2-vessel direct fire system
  • 3 7bbl jacketed stainless steel fermenters
  • 6 7bbl un-jacketed stainless steel serving tanks
  • 7 25HL French Oak foudres
  • 10 500L French Oak puncheon barrels
  • Additional traditional wine and whisky barrels as space allows
  • Approximately 25 guest taps as well as 6 house beers
  • Aggressive bottle and can reserve collection. Aiming for the best-curated and deepest beer list in the industry plus the cleanest and best-matched glassware.

Location Analysis

For the fourth straight year, Forbes has ranked Austin, TX #1 in the list of the fastest cities in the United States, and the #1 “City to Watch.”

Despite its explosive growth, the city has not lost its appreciation for high quality, locally sourced and locally produced craft products and services. The brewery and brewpub business is no exception and continues to thrive in the city of Austin. With over 30 brewery and brewpub locations within the city limits, the demand and appreciation for The Brewer’s Table concept is clear (source: Piinpoint).

The future site of The Brewer’s Table is 4715 East 5th Street in Austin, located in the Govalle/Johnston Terrace neighborhood of East Austin. Govalle/Johnston Terrace is a rapidly developing area, hosting a vibrant and growing arts scene and has been called one of the top 5 neighborhoods for artists in the Austin area (source: backstage.com). The Canopy Arts Complex, a 40,000 square-foot facility offering more than 50 diverse artist studios (including multi-use and gallery spaces), is located less than one mile from The Brewer’s Table.

Austin Breweries and Brew Pubs

BT, Restaurants, Bars, thinkEast Art Center, Canopy Art Complex

History

September 2015
Secured lease for The Brewer’s Table location
February 2016
Brewers Table - East Austin, LLC officially formed
May 2016
Building permits filed with the City of Austin
May 2016
Accepted building contractor bid and finalized budget
November 2016
Expected soft opening of The Brewer’s Table

Meet the Team

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Jacob Maddux
Manager

A craft beer professional with nearly 10 years of experience, Jake began his post-Marine Corps career working in Napa Valley for Nickel & Nickel Winery as a wine educator and cellarman. He next held positions at the world famous Anchor Brewing Company and New Belgium Brewing.

Jake moved to Austin in 2010 to help open and run Thirsty Planet Brewing, where he was the brewer and tap room manager. During his time at Thirsty Planet, Jake was named "Austin Craft Beer Personality of the Year" for 2012. Jake also held the position of Beverage Director for Salt & Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria. Jake has also starred in several beer-related programs including "The Beer Diaries," "What’s on Tap," and "Pubs, Pints and Pals." He hosted the annual Austin Beer Guide Awards in 2014 and 2015 and was a panelist for the Austin Chronicle feature "The Official Beer of Austin."

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Ali Sabzevari
Manager

Ali is the co-founder and managing member of an Austin-based private investment group (Lonestar Syndicate) and a consulting firm (Lonestar Syndicate Consulting), focused on helping scale brick-and-mortar small businesses in the Austin community. He has developed a reputation in Austin as a knowledgeable advisor to the city’s creative entrepreneurs.

Ali’s recent operational track record includes Craftsman Bar (Managing Member, COO, investor), Helm Boots USA (Director of Operations), and Revival Cycles (Director of Operations).

His investments through Lonestar Syndicate also include Yard Bar Austin, Globe Hall Denver, Bungalow Bar Austin, Raven + Lily PBC, and Progress Coffee Roasting.

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Jorge Hernandez
Consulting Chef

Former chef de cuisine of Qui. During his time at Qui, the critically acclaimed restaurant was named GQ's Best Restaurant in the U.S. in 2014.

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Bill Mann
General Operations and Management Consulting

Previous director of operations of Qui.

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Drew Durish
Head Brewer

Former Brewer at Live Oak Brewing, Austin's original craft brewery.

Bonus Rewards

Invest

$100+

  • Invitation for 2 to The Brewer’s Table Investor Pre-Opening Party
  • Commemorative Glassware
Invest

$500+

  • Invitation for 2 to The Brewer’s Table Investor Pre-Opening Party
  • Commemorative Glassware
  • Complimentary TBT Hat
  • $50 Gift Card
Invest

$1,000+

  • Invitation for 4 to The Brewer’s Table Investor Pre-Opening Party
  • Commemorative Glassware
  • Complimentary TBT Hat
  • $100 Gift Card
Invest

$2,500+

  • Invitation for 6 to The Brewer’s Table Investor Pre-Opening Party
  • Commemorative Glassware
  • Complimentary TBT Hat
  • $250 Gift Card
  • Invitation for 2 to One Pre-Opening Pop-Up Dinner
  • 1 Year Membership to Cask & Coal Society (Cellarman’s Level)
Invest

$5,000+

  • Invitation for 6 to The Brewer’s Table Investor Pre-Opening Party
  • Commemorative Glassware
  • Complimentary TBT Hat
  • $250 Gift Card
  • Invitation for 2 to One Pre-Opening Pop-Up Dinner
  • Annual Brewers Day Invite
  • 1 Year Membership to Cask & Coal Society (Brewer’s Level)
Invest

$10,000+

  • Invitation for 6 to The Brewer’s Table Investor Pre-Opening Party
  • Commemorative Glassware
  • Complimentary TBT Hat
  • $250 Gift Card
  • Invitation for 2 to One Pre-Opening Pop-Up Dinner
  • Annual Brewers Day Invite
  • Private Event for 10 at The Brewer’s Table mezzanine
  • Lifetime Membership to Cask & Coal Society (Founder’s Level)
Invest

$25,000+

  • Invitation for 6 to The Brewer’s Table Investor Pre-Opening Party
  • Commemorative Glassware
  • Complimentary TBT Hat
  • $250 Gift Card
  • Invitation for 2 to One Pre-Opening Pop-Up Dinner
  • Lifetime Membership to Cask & Coal Society (Founder’s Level)
  • Annual Brewers Day Invite
  • Private Event for 10 at The Brewer’s Table mezzanine
  • Naming One of the 7 American Oak Foudres (first 7 individuals)
  • Invitation to Attend Austin Beer Week with Jake Maddux. Airfare & Lodging included anywhere in the Continental US. Includes all Meals and Drinks for 7-Day Event.

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Revenue Sharing Summary

Beginning after the 5th full month following the closing, the Issuer will share 5.25% of each month’s gross revenue with the investors as a group until they are paid in full. Each investor will receive its proportionate share of the monthly payments made to the investors as a group.

EXAMPLE:

Gross revenue in month X
$200,000
Revenue sharing percentage
5.25%
Total payment for month X
$10,500

Assuming that the total amount raised through this offering is $250,000, and Investor A invested $2,500, Investor A would be entitled to receive 1.0% of the $10,500 shared with investors for month X. Therefore, Investor A is paid $105.00 for month X.

*The calculations above are illustrative examples only and may not reflect actual performance. The exact length of time that it will take the Issuer to pay each investor in full cannot be known in advance since the Issuer's actual revenues may differ from its reasonable forecasts. If any balance remains outstanding on the maturity date, the Issuer is contractually required to promptly pay the entire outstanding balance due to each investor. Payment is not guaranteed or insured and investors may lose some or all of the principal invested if the Issuer cannot make its payments.

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