Total loan: $10,000


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Long Beach, CA, United States / Food

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Jason's story

Dutch's BrewHouse came about from sitting out at our backyard tiki bar entertaining friends. Over the years the Tiki bar became "Dutch's Tiki Bar." Jokingly I 'checked in' on Facebook to Dutch’s Tiki Bar and it became our thing to do. Soon it was the social media joke amongst our friends to check in at "Dutch's Tiki Bar" on Instagram and Facebook. For years other friends always came to me and said, "it always looks like you're are having a good time at Dutch’s where is it?'   When I would say that it was a bar in my backyard they seemed a little deflated that it wasn't a local stomping ground open to everyone. This reaction got me thinking- How can I bring that fun backyard bar feel to the masses?    A year or so went by and it hit me while trying to find a good place to get a craft beer with my brother in Bixby Knolls. I wanted to find a place that would be cool to hang out at that wasn't a big restaurant chain. This started me thinking that I should just open up a brewpub- the kind I would hang out at. I thought since I love craft beer and love brewing craft beer, why not open a place where people could brew beer and come and enjoy a good craft beer with great food while relaxing with friends and neighbors.