Our tasting room didn’t start out looking cool and hip. It look a lot of work. We started with a shell of a room, and it took 4 months start to finish. Check out all 4 months of construction in less than 2 minutes, courtesy of OxBlue, leading up to our grand opening. OxBlue, our fine neighbors up the street, specialize in construction cameras and wireless outdoor cameras. Also beer cameras. WOOHOO!
Here’s a little preview of one aspect of our tasting room, opening to the public soon. Click the photo for a larger view. And thank YOU for all of the tie donations!
Photo courtesy David Baker
Have you ever wondered exactly what is going on at the brewery? Of course you have, you creeper. See below for an *almost* live feed of the brewery, provided by OxBlue. You will have to manually refresh this page for updated images. This page will also have a permanent home here:
Let me start by saying that the title of this post is deceptive. But we wanted to show you a few pictures of the brewery “in process.” Because:
- We’re excited
- We like shiny things
- Our 2 blog readers have been begging for pictures
So here you go. The first picture is of the first truck (of 5) loaded down with brewhouse tanks.
Apparently it’s important to not drop all of the equipment that you just spent a ton of money on. Regardless, unloading took FOREVER.
Once we unloaded the tanks, we brought them in horizontally. Sidenote: The truck driver took a massive deuce in our toilet and then claimed afterwards that it was clogged before he used it (not pictured).
Next, we stood up all of the tanks. By “we,” I mean guys that are smarter than me stood up the tanks.
And now for the fun part! We’re doing all of the process piping for the brewhouse this week. For all of you brewery nerds, we ended up going with a 4-vessel 30bbl system from DME, made right here in North America. The boil kettle has a calandria for maximum awesomeness. We are still awaiting the shipment of 4 90bbl fermenters to complement the 2 30bbl fermenters here in-house.
See all of those pipes and valves on the ground? Yeah… we need to put all of those together. Correctly. So leave us alone for a little while.
More to come!