The program comes as part of Tupps Brewery’s expansion and relocation to the historic McKinney grain site east of downtown McKinney. The new location comes with a courtyard, which will feature multiple grain bins. Each bin will act as a stall, allowing a local business to get its start or stimulate growth by offering a place to work and sell products to customers, according to a Tupps news release.
“We started Tupps by brewing beer in my garage on the weekends,” Keith Lewis, Tupps Brewery founder and president, said in the release. “Our weekend hobby turned into a real idea for a business. ... We want others to have the opportunity and encouragement to do the same.”
Tupps Brewery is now accepting applications for the BYOB program through June 30. The grain bins and the new location are expected to open in December. Applications can be found here.
Each BYOB business will operate on the weekends to sell products to customers. Tupps Brewery will provide multiple resources to offer each of the businesses, running from sales and marketing to coaching and advice, the release stated.
“We will also offer business seminars to the owners of these businesses to help stimulate and advance their product or service,” Lewis said in the release. “Our taproom, brewery and events drive significant traffic, which provides a built-in customer base for these BYOB participants.”
In the new location, Tupps will remodel the 120-year-old grain mill and build a new state-of-the art production brewery, the release stated. The total project will encompass over 45,000 square feet of buildings across 4 acres. The new Tupps Brewery taproom will have a restaurant, and the site will also have an outdoor stage to host live music and theater performances.
More information can be found at www.tuppsbrewery.com.