Established Restaurants Converting to Brewpubs


All About Beer MagazineVolume 35, Issue 2

July 30, 2014 By

Pizza Port

A brewpub was always in the cards for Jeremy Tofte. The dream of opening one led him to sell off his thriving Jackson, WY, restaurant, Thai Me Up, to the highest bidder (literally, the transaction occurred via online auction site eBay) and use the proceeds to move to New Zealand to forge his ambition into brick, mortar and stainless steel. There was but one problem—the Kiwi suds culture was nothing like he had expected or wished to operate within. An avid surfer, he made the best of things, spending the next two years breaking breakers from New Zealand to Indonesia.

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