We are all about small business here at BizCover. We love getting the chance to witness exciting and unique ideas come to fruition in the form of a new business. Our way of giving back to the small business community is by highlighting and promoting some of the great work our customers are doing.
Today we’re looking at the craft beer enthusiasts, Three Sisters Brewery.
Brewing craft beer out of their garage in coastal Taranaki, husband and wife team Joe and Sarah took their passion to the next level by going out of their own in the pursuit of quality beer.
It all started a few years ago when Joe and his two friends Ben and Charlie, decided to give brewing beer a go. On their second ever brew they took out the Taranaki Society of Beer Advocates inaugural home brew competition with their American Pale Ale ‘Rain in the Face.’ The same brew also went on to win a Brewers Guild of New Zealand silver medal. These feats inspired them to make their hobby full-time.
When asked what their favourite thing about their job is, they said it was “getting the support of our local community drinking our beer is probably the most satisfying thing about the whole venture.”
Their secret to keeping their customers coming back for more is that they consistently brew their staple beers which are gradually gaining a following, but they will keep things interesting things up by whipping up new brews every now and then.
When thinking about some of the highlights in running Three Sisters Brewery, Joe and Sarah said they were humbled to have recently provided their craft beer for a wedding. They were ecstatic about it, saying, “what a great privilege to be part of someone’s big day!”
The accolades and attention for Three Sisters Brewery hasn’t been slowing down either. Just in the past few months they’ve showcased their brews at The Food Show in Auckland, had them featured in Wellington’s Capital Magazine, and talked all things beers on Taranaki’s community radio station, The MOST FM.
When asked what words of wisdom they would give to those looking to start their own business, Joe and Sarah had this to share:
“The highs will be higher and the lows will be lower, but hopefully you’ll make a living doing something you are passionate about.”