Despite three weekends of snow storms, work continues at an impressive rate. I can't say I envy the work crews out there, but I certainly appreciate the work they've been doing under such cruddy conditions. The building is far enough along that our brewing and packaging staff recently went out to the site for the first time to see the progress and walk through their new work space. They were pretty amazed and excited.
One things they're excited about is our new brewhouse, which is being built right now. It's a four vessel, 100 hectoliter (~85 barrels) system from top German firm, Krones. This powerful piece of machinery is from the same Combi Cube line as the system Founders Brewing recently installed, though theirs is a bit smaller. The new technology will greatly increase our consistency and quality, which is vitally important when brewing and packaging beer. There's so much to say about the system, that it'll get its own post once it arrives on our shores.
Otherwise, here are a few updates and photos from our builder's representative and project manager, Clark James.
-The warehouse is almost fully enclosed, save for the overhead doors and interior partition separating it from the bottling area.
|Construction began with the warehouse.|
|If you were in our pub, this would be your view of the brewery.|
|Snow can't stop the Harvey Construction crew!|
|The main entrance is in the lower left-hand corner of this shot. |
The offices are just above on the second floor.
|Here's a cool night time shot, looking straight down the fermentation cellar.|
|The backside of the warehouse is closing up. Note the barn on the right.|