Bring the Tap House to Chattanooga

$1,366 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 29 months
My name is Chris Calhoun. I am a retired United States Marine with over 20 years of service to the United States and it has been my dream over the last few years to own and operate a beer garden in the city I grew up in, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

With my passion for beer and experiencing hundreds of the best breweries, pubs, taverns, and beer gardens over my 20 years of  service, I want to put that knowledge into practice and open a Tap House and Beer Garden in Chattanooga.

When I retired from the Marine Corps in 2011 I moved back to Chattanooga and began working in Beer Distribution to learn the industry and I have watched it grow and grow over the last five years. I plan on taking the things I have seen in my travels around the world enjoying beers in every climb and place and bring that taste to the St. Elmo area at the base of Lookout Mountain. 

The goal is to raise $20,000 in order to be approved for the loan needed to get the business open. My goal is to have the doors open and ready to pour the first pints before the end of September 2016, just in time for Oktoberfest! I need to raise these funds within the next 30 days in order to make that timeline happen, so I am asking for your assistance in making this a reality. If you are interested in investing in a larger capacity, please feel free to contact me. 

When the doors do open I can promise each of you a great atmosphere, unique experience, and shared community feeling. And the first pint is on me for your generous donation. 

Hope to see you all at The Tap House in the near future. 

Cheers,
Chris Calhoun, SgtMaj (Ret) USMC
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Everyday is a step closer to opening the doors of the Tap House. We can't thank you all enough for the contributions to help make this happen! Please keep passing the word and we will keep you posted as best we can. Cheers.
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We are five days into this campaign to open the doors to The Tap House and I want to express my appreciation to everyone that has made a donation and is as excited as we are to have a new venue in the St. Elmo area to enjoy a pint and come together. It is never to late to contribute and pass the word. Thank you all and Cheers! Chris
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Tiffany
5 months ago

Hello are you still needing money for your business?

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$1,366 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 29 months
Created July 5, 2016
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$20
Anonymous
29 months ago
KM
$150
Kelly Mantovani
29 months ago

Good luck guys!

$25
Gerard Clarke
29 months ago

Operation beer garden is a go, lol. Go go gadget beer garden... Lol

CD
$50
Chelsea Dixon
29 months ago

On-On! Good luck!

NH
$50
Nicola Hanson
29 months ago

On-on!

Tiffany
5 months ago

Hello are you still needing money for your business?

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