Running Tap: A Delivery Startup That Connects Microbrewers With Customers

Neal St. Anthony indicated in a column that was posted yesterday at the Minneapolis Star Tribune Online that, “In a way, it took an African refugee from war-torn South Sudan to add something new to the Twin Cities microbrewery boom.

Isaac Tut, who quit an $80,000-plus technology job in 2016, after earning degrees in math, physics and aeronautical engineering from Minnesota universities, is a founder and CEO of Running Tap.

“The small business, based just north of downtown, employs three full-time workers and several part-time employees and drivers and claims that it is the first delivery service devoted to connecting a growing list of 20 microbrewers with customers who don’t want to drive across town.”

The Star Tribune item stated that, “The Running Tap principals, who project revenue this year of $200,000, say they will hit the break-even point at $500,000 in revenue, which they hope will be 2019 or 2020.

“The business model is pretty simple. Running Tap charges a fee to the participating brewer as well as the customer to generate revenue from the sale of growlers, cans and mixed-brewery variety packs it delivers throughout the Twin Cities.”

“About seven months into its operating life, Running Tap is about ‘a quarter of the way’ to declaring success, Isaac Tut said.”

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