The last few days at Smuttynose have been as busy as usual, but all brewing, bottling, kegging and cleaning has had a new soundtrack: the sound of a jackhammer and a concrete saw.
|You're looking at the future home of a custom-poured concrete pad |
that will be home to trench drains and LOTS of Smuttynose beer
In our last newsletter, we posted pictures from our warehouse of cleared-out pallet racks, showing the first step of another expansion (our third in two years) at our Heritage Avenue facility. Now, in the words of Nacho Libre, we're getting down to the "neety greety." Over the last week, we've had concrete workers tearing up the existing concrete floor to put in the necessary ceiling reinforcements for the roof extension, that will allow the 22.5' height of the fermenters to fit properly.
|A support joist anchor|
Once the supports are in place, we can begin increasing the roof height and adding the roof portal through which the tanks will be craned. Our plumber, Danny Boy, will soon work alongside the Smuttynose maintenance crew of Adam and Adam, to pre-run glycol pipes for the coolant system connections.
|It's been nearly a decade since the backs of BBs 1-6 have seen the light of day.|
|Nothing says excavation like a thigh-sized tree root surfacing.|
Stay tuned for another expansion update!