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82-0884088 | Government Grant Application

Forever West Meadery LLC | Application Preview

  • General Information

    Business Registration Number: 82-0884088

    Location: Cheyenne, WY, United States

    Length of Operation: 2

    Number of Employees:

    Annual Gross Income:

    Annual Gross Expense:

    Open to Loans: NO

  • Funding Usage

    Building/facility/possibly land or existing with renovation/permits- $400,000.00 New larger Fermenters, hoses, pumps/heaters $25,000.00 Initial Investment in bottle molds, labels, corks, seals- $10,000.00 Initial Material investment in raw materials- $25,000 Transportation - $15,000 Automation/business office equipment - $5,000.00 unforeseen needs that may or may not arise/Licensing/copyright to recipes and design of bottles. Re invested if not required/Marketing - $10,000

  • Business Plan

    Have business plan, available on request. Ultimately, I do need to upscale production and that is difficult moving from several smaller fermenters to a facility that can sustain NLT 3,000 bottles per year. The increase capabilities can bring costs down and increase profit. The facility would be able to produce up to 12,000 bottles per year. located near Cheyenne and I-80/I-25 interchange for quick shipping to regional distributers/retailers. Goal is to employ veterans and provide them with a source of income that can be difficult for some veterans to do with many of the challenges and disabilities many of us have sustained. We use all natural raw materials, excluding the sulfites/sulfates but are researching organic alternatives that won't alter the flavor. Mead is the smallest market in the Alcohol industry. Forever West Mead is, hands down, the best mead I have tasted in the western hemisphere, (one from Ireland was pretty good). Trademarked, registered business, veteran run and operated by a Master Logistician in the state of Wyoming minimizes most common management and operational challenges. Our mead is a 14% ABV and the taste is so delicious that people need to reminded of the alcohol content to ensure responsible consumption. It is that good!

  • Self Identified Competition

    Top three competitors are local micro breweries located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a Meadery in Gillette, Wyoming and High End Wines sold within 500 miles at retailers. Fort Collins is a brewing hub of the United States primarily beer, the market is rich and variety is welcomed in a very competitive environment. The mead sold in Gillette, Wyoming is not near the quality and taste of our Forever West Mead that would be brewed and bottled in Cheyenne, WY. We have found that nearly every person who has tried our meads prefers it to wine, all kinds of wine. Expensive fine wines are what people collect and allow to age further in the bottle, as our meads also do. Mead does not oxidize like wine and thus can be consumed a glass at a time for weeks in the refrigerator by putting the cork/lid back on the bottle. That's less wasted product and much better tasting. I can make a superior mead, from brewing processes I have developed over the past 4 years, reducing the time from beginning to bottled to 2-3 months to bottle compared to other mead brewers whom require 9-12 months to make their mead. Our mead is crisp, smooth, rich and simple. Many meaderys "back sweeten their meads with the same honey they use after fermentation is completed. This creates a very sugary flavor that does not taste the same as when the carbohydrates/sugars have been processed by the yeast. We do not back sweeten our meads because we understand the processes and the measurements we have to generate the "consistent" flavor of our meads, Batch after Batch. We make the "Best Damn Booze on Earth!" (sorry I used damn, but it is really that good.

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