Grab your weekend beers
Another week draws to a close. They all seem to roll into one, huh?
As with every email and communication, we love to check in first and see how you are doing. It is so nice to see your messages and posts, keeping us up to date with how you are all fairing!
Speaking of checking in, we often get asked by you lovely lot how Hopsters as a business is going. Well, in short….we are doing ok! The NSW Government came up trumps and allowed us a grant, and this has really helped us! On top of that, we have negotiated a rental agreement with the Rental Agency and this too has allowed us to, well, keep the lights on! And last but not least the one and only Mitch has been amazing in dropping his hours, saving us money.
On top of all this, we have been travelling fairly well with our sales, both online and through the window on a weekend. A huge shout out to all those who have helped during this time, as well as Mitch for being the man who delivers..we continue to be in awe of you all!
Although we find ourselves in a positive vibe at the moment, we still need to be wary of the future. Our sales are only 50-60% of what we would do when trading, and as a result, the board are meeting weekly to ensure that there is enough cash in the coffers to pay for all the bills ( yep..they still need to be paid! ) and we are very much aware that at some point in the future all those savings we have made ( such as rent and utility deferrals ) will need to be paid back.
So, in a nutshell, just keep doing what you are doing. Your unwavering support goes a long way and we are proud of how everyone has pulled together to keep our merry brewery open. You can also help by sharing and posting all things Hopsters, spreading the word far and wide! There will also be some further communication coming up regarding the unsecured notes and how you can get involved if you so wish…so watch this space!
As always we will be open again this week, and you can always buy online and get the good stuff delivered to you.
Stay safe and well!