I’m Dick Ewing, fellow beer enthusiast & entrepreneur. I'm thrilled to bring you Lost Railroad Brewhaus. My son, Adam and I began brewing as a way for us to connect over our common love: craft beer.
Soon, we began sharing our specialty beers with family & friends, and they’ve been clamoring for more. Now we just can’t keep pace brewing at home anymore, and it's time to share this with you.
That’s why in 2019, we plan to open Lost Railroad Brewhaus in Lewisburg, Ohio, near our hometown. We’re so excited to engage our community and invite the public to share in this investment opportunity.
We look forward to having a beer with you in the new taproom!
The Legend of Lost Railroad Brewing
During the days of the industrial revolution, as the railroad companies forged westward through the prairie lands of middle America… a special golden lager was crafted. As they cleared paths through the fields of barley, wheat, and hops, a small band of brewers began collecting the finest of these grains.
After the long hot days of hauling railroad ties and driving spikes with heavy hammers, they settled under the glowing sunset, around roaring campfires brewing what would become the first batch of the Golden Lager. The legend of Lost Railroad Brewery was born.
Our Beer Styles
We’ll serve our favorite selection of American & German style IPAs, lagers, pilsners, & stouts born out of the gilded age of the industrial revolution. The 1818 Golden Lager is at the heart of our beer line-up to commemorate the 200th year anniversary of when Lewisburg was founded.
Lost Railroad Brewhaus will be a destination brewpub at the center of town in Lewisburg, Ohio bringing together our love of craft beer & food. Our specialty craft beers will be paired with a food menu built especially around the beer styles.
Our 8,400 sf brewpub features a family-friendly taproom serving lunch, happy hour, and dinner for up to 350 people. It includes a seasonal outdoor patio where we'll have live music, games, fire pits, and a private event space. Lost Railroad Brewhaus will offer brewery tours, tastings, and specialty beer releases.
The Only Brewery in Town
As craft breweries continue to pop-up across America, Lost Railroad wanted a location where we could be first. We found the perfect spot in Lewisburg where we'll be the only BrewPub in a 15 mile radius with 115K people in the surrounding area. We're just feet away from the center of town with traffic counts averaging 1.6 million vehicles a year.
Compared to other craft beer destinations in the US, we’re in a prime location to establish the brewery. "There aren't any breweries of any size at all," said Dick Ewing in the Dayton Business Journal, "So, it's a good location to draw from a large area. People are loyal to their own area, so it'd be nice to have a local area craft beer."
It Takes a Village to Raise a Brewery...
The Village of Lewisburg has rezoned our property so it's within the city limits, and they will give us a 15 year tax abatement and free municipal water & sewage services. Since Lewisburg is a factory town, we seek to to become the community watering hole for people who work at Lewisburg's numerous factories that include: Pratt Industries (655 employees) across the street, Lewisburg Container (75 employees) and a new factory built by Cargill (100 employees) who’s $50M expansion opens in 2019.
Craft Beer is Still Growing
The Craft Beer industry is growing 6% a year, capturing 13% of the overall beer industry. Ohioans especially seem to love their craft beer, and the Buckeye state is a $2.7B market. Lost Railroad Brewhaus is positioned to capture its fair share of the market in SouthWest Ohio, where very few breweries exist. Since we’re right off I-70 and minutes from I-75, we’re an easy access point for traveling beer enthusiasts near & far. Plus, it gives us the ability to distribute with two major arteries in Ohio and beyond as we grow.
Source of statistics: Brewer's Association
Meet the Management Team
The Term Sheet:
The SAFE or Simple Agreement for Future Equity is a popular option for new companies raising capital. Big Belly Brewing, LLC (dba Lost Railroad Brewhaus) is offering future equity shares in their company. Before investing, please review the full terms of the SAFE Agreement below.
- Raise Target: Minimum of $10,000 and up to $600,000
- Minimum Investment: $50
- Discount: 30%. for the first $10,000 subscribed into this round. Every incremental investment will receive a 20% discount.
- Pre-Money Valuation Cap: $2,800,000. This means you're speculating the brewery will be worth more than this amount in the future if the company were acquired or were to raise another round of capital. Since your investment will be against this valuation cap, it would result in a lower purchase price, compared to those investing against the higher valuation price in the later round.
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