A few years ago, you could count the number of craft beer bars in San Antonio with one or two fingers. Now thanks to Rob Martindale, San Antonio has lots of craft beer options with Big Hops.
What started as a passion project soon turned into a career for Rob. When he opened his first Big Hops location, he was also working 40 hours a week in the tech industry. After seeing lots of success with the bar, he decided to take the plunge and follow his love for craft beer as a full-time gig.
Big Hops instantly became a sensation. “We were doing what no one else in San Antonio was,” said Rob.
When Rob needed to relocate one of his bars, LiftFund was able to assist him with a loan that helped with construction and inventory needs.
Each Big Hops location offers a variety of Texas and national brews with many options from local breweries. They often host brewery nights that feature guest taps and representatives that educate the community on their craft beer selection.
Now with four locations under his belt, Big Hops is still growing. Rob is paving the way for others who want to enter the craft beer market by offering franchising opportunities throughout the nation.
“It’s still a challenge to spread the gospel of beer, but we are up for it,” he said. “We are fortunate to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.”
It’s an exciting time for craft beer and Big Hops, and LiftFund is proud to be part of their journey.
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