Welcome to The Re-Public! We're a brewpub-in-planning that hopes to grace Madison, WI with our presence in the next two years.
Our goal is to be a small, neighborhood pub that happens to brew its own beer. Our food will be simple enough that we won't be mistaken for a restaurant. Expect us to buck the trend toward large, upscale brewpubs in favor of a quaint, informal gathering place for friends, family and neighbors. Organic and local ingredients will be used as much as possible, but we don't want to over-hype it. We haven't found a location yet - if something good becomes available in your area, we'll discuss it with you before committing to it - but we'd love to be within walking distance of people's homes, much like the locals of London. Hence dubbing this website The Re-Public: we hope to bring back the public house in all of its anti-glory.
The business is a partnership between two friends. Joe, a former aerospace engineer from the 'burbs of Detroit, traded a decent salary for brewing jobs at J.T. Whitney's and Otter Creek/Wolaver's. Jane Doe, a native townie whose true identity is concealed to protect her from her employer, is hoping to reverse her backwards progression of job titles: Bartender With Lots Of Experience -> Cog, Large Software Development Company.
We're still trying to decide on a name for the bar. Got any ideas?