We have had several people express interest in how exactly we have stewarded the funds we received from Kickstarter supporters. We are humbled by and appreciative of those who donated to us, and want to be as transparent as possible. Our reopening was set to occur in two phases, and Kickstarter funds paid for the first phase.
It has been correctly mentioned that further work on the building was required for the second phase of our reopening. We spent several months reaching out to commercial contractors, and obtaining a loan for the remaining work. Before we were able to begin phase two, we were unable to secure a long term lease, and so opted to leave rather than invest in short term holdings.
Below you will find a link to a spreadsheet, detailing the allocation of the Kickstarter funds we spent to get the doors back open. If you have any further questions, please contact us and we will get back with you as soon as we are able.
Thanks again for all you encouragement, love, and support. We love our work, but we couldn’t do it without you.
Currently Closed to the Public
Moccasin Bend Brewing Company started in the historic St. Elmo district of Chattanooga, TN. Originally at the foot of Lookout Mountain just steps away from the world-famous Incline Railway and very near to the Moccasin Bend of the Tennessee River.
MBBC was started by two brewers whose quest for the perfect beer led them to learn the art of brewing. Chris Hunt and Duncan Guy began their brewing education in the BarleyMob Brewers homebrewing club and continued to search for unique and distinctive ale and lager formulas. They decided to offer their creations to the public through a small batch microbrewery in 2006. Soon thereafter, award-winning brewer Courtney Tyvand joined the two and presented his smoked porter at the brewery’s first beer dinner in October of 2006.
In 2010, Courtney Tyvand and Duncan Guy left to pursue other interests. Chris Hunt remained on as lead brewer and eventual owner. In 2012, longtime volunteer Braden Morris joined the brewery as assistant brewer. With the addition, of three seven barrel fermenters in 2013, MBBC became become a major creative force in Chattanooga’s craft beer renaissance.
The brewery was previously located on the ground floor of a historic building at 4015 Tennessee Avenue in St. Elmo. The building is constructed of foot-square red oak timbers and 3 1/2 foot thick walls made of granite stone and mortar. The building was built in 1940 and later used as an assembly warehouse for K-Rations during WWII, employees occasionally found artifacts from that era in the building walls and ceiling. But circumstances have led to a sudden need to relocate.
Chris, Sandy, Braden and the brewery dog Max are still around. And they’ll soon appear in a brand new location.
MBBC is proud to offer specialty ales and lagers in kegs of various sizes. Please check our calendar & Facebook for scheduled events and beer availability.
Moccasin Bend Brewing Company
Chattanooga, TN 37409