OUR HUMBLE ORIGIN
Learn our story
Voodoo Brewery. Even the name is mysterious. How did we get it? We’ll never tell.
What we will say is that we’re a band of brothers (and sisters, and brothers-from-another-mother) united by a common, glorious purpose: to bring our bold, innovative barrel-aged beers and eclectic, locally-curated pub food menu to fans everywhere.
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We don’t just
We LIVE beer!
Our love for the liquid we brew and our commitment to quality and attention to detail is evident in every sip. Our Brew Master, Curt Rachocki, and his team do all the heavy lifting as far as the actual brewing is concerned, but we firmly believe that every single team member and Franchise Partner in our wild and crazy tribe directly contributes to our success and makes us the outstanding craft brewery we are.
After much success with brewpubs across Pennsylvania, we’re now franchising the Voodoo Brewery concept in cities all over the country- but we’ll never be a run-of-the-mill, cookie cutter pub chain. We don’t just want you to “franchise” with us- we want you in our tribe!
The Epic Origins of the Voodoo Brewery Franchise
Master brewer Curt Rachocki is brewing privately, looking for opportunities to sell his beer while his brother Matteo helps him explore the business end of things from New York.
Curt Rachocki tells Matteo about Voodoo Brewery, a local Meadville pub, and the brothers, along with friends and family as investors, buy it. They work 16-hour days, 7 days a week, to make it their own.
After clearing out their last $76 from the bank to use as change for the cash register, Matteo, Curt, and the rest of the crew open the first Voodoo Brewery pub to incredible local support and excitement.
US Army veteran Jake Voelker returns to civilian life and sees Voodoo Brewery as the perfect opportunity to invest in something he loves: making great beer. He came on to the team full time and currently is the President of our franchise group.
After 7 smash-hit pub openings, including their first franchise location in Cleveland, OH, Voodoo Brewery decides it’s ready to take its badass brewpub concept to cities across America.
WE INVESTED EVERY PENNY WE HAD IN ORDER TO OPEN OUR FIRST BREWERY
Matteo only had $76 left in his account on opening day.
Find out what happened next in the video below:
Everyone is Different. We’re Outstanding.
We’ve never claimed to be like all the other craft breweries and pubs out there- we think that marching to the beat of our own drum is one of our greatest strengths, and we’re not going to change anytime soon.
So, what makes us so different from the rest?
Quality. Quality. Quality.
We can’t emphasize this enough. For us, it’s all about the quality of the liquid, first and foremost.
Pub Food on Steroids
There’s bar food… Then there’s our pub menu! Inventive, locally-sourced menu, making it fast and easy for kitchen staff to execute.
Each Voodoo brewpub is bursting with personality, courtesy of our Franchise Partners, who are encouraged to let their personalities run each pub’s décor.
We’ve Got Clout
Voodoo has built a global following of raving fans who enjoy our beer and food, wear our threads, and spread positive vibes about us everywhere they go!
How does the Voodoo Brew Crew support its Franchise Owners?
We’re not JUST a Great Brewpub Franchise –
We’re Award Winning
Would you like to be an Owner of a brewery that is consistently recognized as one of the top 50 breweries IN THE WORLD?