Originally posted at The Beer Nut
Our pre-brewing checklist is quickly dwindling down. As we blogged last week all our equipment is in the building. Yesterday, our boiler passed its start-up inspection flawlessly, which was one of the last hurdles. Barring any last minute surprises, installation will be finished this week.
Last week we also mentioned that we had not yet received our license from the state Alcohol Beverages Control Commission. Our response was took longer than their original time-line had suggested, which caused us no shortage of worry. However, on Tuesday we finally received confirmation that we had been granted our Farmer-Brewery license. Despite the stress we felt as we waited for their response everything went through without a problem.
All this means that we will be brewing very soon. Our current plan is to brew a special red lager first, then follow it up the next day with a double batch of our Saxon Sons Pilsner. This will allow us to learn the particulars of our system before we brew one of our core beers. From here we will be brewing once a week.
Everyone can get the latest information on our facebook and twitter pages. We will let everyone know the moment we start brewing and keep you informed of when you can come by to try some Jack’s Abby beer.
Originally posted at The Beer Nut on 6/16/2011
This week we finally received our brewhouse, the last piece of equipment we were waiting on. The brewhouse consists primarily of the Mash Tun and Kettle, along with a few other components. This is where the beer will be made before being put into tanks to ferment. Some work still needs to be done with the installation, but it will be ready soon.
At the same time there is still the matter of finalizing all of our permits and licenses. As per the long tradition of bureaucracy, these things take time. The way things stand right now, it is looking like it will be two more weeks before we get the green light from the Government to start brewing. We are hoping that things will come through faster but there is not much that we can do other than wait.
Due to this delay we have decided to hold off on Leisure Time Lager, our summer seasonal, that we had blogged about before. We would not be able to finish it before the summer was mostly over. Instead we will focus on our three main beers. And, by the time they are out we will be thinking about our fall seasonal.
We were hoping to tell you this week that we had started brewing. While that is not the case, things are moving forwards. We now have all our equipment on sight and will be ready to brew the moment we get the final OK.
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