Mobile Bar Business Serves Up Refreshments and Fun
Writer / Megan Arszman
Photographer / Kerch Creative
It’s not every day that you see your favorite beer served from a horse trailer. Or even prosecco served from a customized Cushman Truckster.
This is what customers will find at Noblesville-based Corks and Caps, a customizable beverage experience you can rent for any social event. Abbey and Trevor Hash were inspired by a prosecco cart while on a trip to Walt Disney World, but it took some research for Abbey to discover the pushcart was a viable option for serving not only prosecco, but also beer and wine.
She did some research into the requirements from the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission, to make sure everything they wanted to offer was compliant. She obtained all the necessary licenses, insurance, and training for the servers who help with events.
“We are 100% customizable and able to do just about anything someone might want for an event,” Abbey Hash says, adding that she is proud to be running a woman-owned business.
When a potential customer calls to rent one of the vehicles for an event, they have the option of renting the vehicle and supplying everything else including alcohol and servers, or renting the vehicle and having Hash purchase the drinks and provide servers. The basic package comes with a five-hour minimum rental, plastic cups and a generator. Renters can have Corks & Caps work with their caterer for refreshment services, or have everything handled by Corks & Caps.
“We adjust our offerings to whatever experience the planner is looking for, to be as easy and cost-conscious as possible,” Hash says.
Each vehicle has up to three taps for service, and comes with hookups for kegs and housing for cups. The largest vehicle available was their first purchase, affectionately called the Filly. The owners purchased the 1977 trailer from a gentleman who was trying to convert it to a bar on wheels, but he decided to sell it to the couple.
“Trevor spent the next 30 days completely redoing the trailer,” Hash says. “It was already partially redone, but we took it all apart and started from scratch. We worked to make it not only look nice, but also something that’ll stay nice for quite a while.”
The Bella is a vintage Cushman Truckster that can be driven through double doors of any facility to provide a service area for drinks. The Wagonette rounds out the current offerings from Corks & Caps, and provides a smaller, more flexible option that can also be used indoors.
The company started booking events at the end of 2020, and is looking forward to more celebrations.
“We are still growing, but it seems we’re growing quickly,” Hash says. “While we’re looking forward to wedding season, we are available for just about any event.”
The base rental price includes delivery within a 25-mile radius of Noblesville, but Corks & Caps will deliver anywhere for an additional cost.