Topic: Entrepreneurship and how Barrel 41 was established

Program Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
  • Time: 4:30 networking, 5:30 program, 6:30 dinner
  • Location: Barrel 41 1132 S Commercial St, Neenah, WI 54956
  • Presenters: Nate Sharpless, Matt Stubing, Lance Goodman

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Barrel 41 Brewing has an origin story that epitomizes how small breweries come to be these days. It begins with three friends gathered around a homebrew kettle. As tends to happen in that setting, the idea of opening a brewery is entertained. Now, about two years later, those three friends are on the verge of going pro.  

Neenah natives Lance Goodman, Matt Stubing, and Nate Sharpless have known each other since they were kids. “We were friends from high school,” says Goodman, “but after that, we all went our separate ways.” “Then we bought some equipment and started making beer together,” says Sharpless. And that’s where the “41” of Barrel 41 comes in. “We always had to get on Highway 41 to get back home and get together,” Goodman says.

About the Speakers:

Sharpless, Stubing, GoodmanNate Sharpless:  Head Brewer for Barrel 41.  Nate was previously the Assistant Brewer at Bare Bones Brewery in Oshkosh, as well as working at Lion’s Tail in Neenah.  

Matt Stubing:  Barrel 41 Manager.  Matt graduated in 2016 from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a BA in Marketing and spent the following years in Milwaukee working in various fields.  

Lance Goodman: Barrel 41 Legal & Financial Guru. He currently works as a Patent Lawyer in Madison, after graduating from UW Madison last May.