3rd Level Brewing

Scott was very helpful and laid back in his approach. Despite minor setbacks, Scott was cool the whole way through. If anyone were to ever ask for a recommendation, Dogwood State Bank Small Business Lending and Scott Birkner would be the first I recommend.

Client Profile

3rd Level Brewing is a brewery and taproom located in Round Rock, Texas, offering a core selection of high-quality beers alongside a rotating menu of seasonal and experimental beers. Despite the boom of craft breweries in Texas, 3rd Level Brewing seeks to fill its underserved community with high-quality, easy-drinking, and delicious craft beer. The facility will be located in an industrial-style building, serving a nostalgic brand identity reminiscent of the founders’ youths, featuring superheroes, video games, comic books, and more! In keeping with their brand, 3rd Level Brewing will host events like video game competitions and D&D nights, featuring nostalgic memorabilia for sale.

Loan Profile

Business owner Clint Bradley comes from a background in accounting and finance. To balance out the stress of an 80-hour work week, Clint and his friend and head brewer, Ross, picked up homebrewing as a hobby and started a podcast called ‘Three Beers In.’ Throughout their two-year journey with the podcast, they connected with many brewers and owners and eventually decided to start something of their own. Clint was referred to Dogwood State Bank and Business Lending Specialist, Scott Birkner through his CPA. The SBA Program provided a unique opportunity, requiring less capital than a traditional loan. Ultimately, the SBA facilitated the opportunity to make 3rd Level Brewing a reality.

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