Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Holy Moly

Our website and blog are two casualties of the speed and ferociousness of a business start-up. Oh, how we fantasize about processing photos, writing, and updating everyone on our whereabouts right now. Stand by, we're on it. In short, over the past month...

1. Doug went to China to dismantle and load our brewhouse.
2. We prepared our space for equipment installation, including but not limited to breaking into the concrete floor and repouring it.
3. We built (and by this I really mean *we*) three rooms in the brewery to accommodate various equipment.
4. We received our federal Brewer's Notice number from the TTB.
5. We've begun the street-pounding to hawk our beer-wares.
6. We bought big toys like a forklift, 128 1/2 barrel kegs, a glycol chiller, and more.
7. After a 2-day delay, our equipment finally arrived from China.
8. We rigged our equipment into place. (Teaser photo above.)
9. AND, we found out that our next-door neighbor... inside our very own building... is a new distillery!! Can we get a triple-dog whoop, Whoop, WHOOP!

You want more photos, don't you!? Well, we're only too happy to meet your demands. Just give us a little time. It may be a day or two, it may be a week.* But we'll get you the goods as fast as we can.

*With a righteous middle-finger held aloft to our present workload, we're escaping to Denver this week to attend the Great American Beer Festival. It's our version of what some folks call a "vacation." We're not bringing Metro beer this year. We've paid admission as proper beer-enjoying folks and will take this first and last trip to GABF as grinning drinkers. Next year we'll be there as grinning drinkers and vendors.

More to come. Hang onto your pants.

7 comments:

Jonathan said...

Sweet, keep us updated!

the real jonathan said...

Can't wait for more photos!

Jamwes said...

Mmmmmmm. Beer. I can't wait until you guys are up and running!

Bianca James said...

awesome! let me know when the stuff is slated to hit the streets and we'll do a column to promote y'all...assuming we survive chapter 11. :/

the fake jonathan (mark) said...

Hot skittles!

You have a floor!

Oh, and-- oh my!

You folks have been busy...

Russ said...

A distillery, eh? For some reason I'm seeing something barrel-aged in your future...

Ira said...

I was excited to find out about your operation at the fest this past weekend. I put a link and a little information in my most recent blog post. Good luck!