Bernoulli Brew Werks, a homebrew supply store at 2881 Poplar in Chickasaw Crossing, has set a date for a grand opening on Friday, February 28th, 6-10 p.m.
Brooks Sease is one of five partners opening the store. Members of this group, says Sease, share an enthusiasm for home-brewing and a background in engineering. That background is reflected in the gear used in the logo and the business' name, a nod to Bernoulli's Equation, which deals with fluid dynamics.
Bernoulli, Sease says, "will have anything, everything you need" — full and partial mashes, grains, hops, pots, coolers, propane burners, and so on that will fill the bill for the novice and the more expert brewer.
The plan for now is to have the shop open evenings, 6 to 9 p.m., during the week, with longer hours on the weekend (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday). The owners also plan to hold monthly or bi-monthly brewing events in the parking lot.
Sease says their vision for Bernoulli is more than just a store, just a place where customers get what they need and leave. They have a hang-out room in the back, and the partners will be brewing their own beers on-site.
"You smell the hops, grains, and mash," Sease says, "and leave thinking, 'I'm ready to go make some beer!'"