By: Frank Lockwood
October 29, 2018
See the link for more details on our Newstimes article
October 12, 2018
We’ve been waiting to move the equipment as we’ve needed some more equipment and services to get her up and running. We had it stored in the back warehouse to protect it from the hazards of the working area. It was just too expensive to buy hard hats for everything (be cool I’m a dad now, I can make jokes like that).
Once we get it in place New Look Stainless has to come back to help with the piping and we’re about to begin wiring the panel to all the various motors, pumps, lights and solenoids.
But man is it really starting to feel like a brewery!
September 23, 2018
Here’s a clip from the second installment of CBS’s coverage on our progress, just in case you missed it.
September 15, 2018
It just never seems to end…the number of things that you need to paint in a building to make it look extra special for our patrons. However, our Founder Ryan is ready to start another business as a professional painter at this point.
He’s been leading the charge in getting the ceilings, walls, other walls, corners, another wall, ceiling again, and that other wall painted. But, we’ve also had a big helping hand from a lot of people, as Mark, Ryan’s Dad/co-owner and wife, Suzie, meticulously hand scrubbed that wall to get decades of dust and dirt off.
Oh wait… did somebody forget to get the windows? Here’s a pale ale and a paintbrush friend. If you’d be so kind to get up on that step ladder…
September 5, 2018
We’ve been waiting months for these shiny beauties to arrive. We ordered a brand new system from New Look Stainless. Thank the beer lords that we had the drains and epoxy done in time for its arrival, since we were drooling gallons of liquid on the floor as the truck doors swung open.
Our system is a 10 BBL brewhouse with a 15 BBL mash tun and 30 BBL HLT. We’re opening with 4 20 BBL fermenters and 1 20 BBL Brite tank, all of which you’ll be able to salivate over yourselves from the comfort of the tap room.
Now we just need to get her hooked up and running so we can start making tasty beverages for everyone’s 21+ mouths.
Hoping to be serving you soon!
August 27, 2018
Finishing up the floors required an epoxy that would hold up to the use of everyday brewing needs. We looked at several different companies but ended up going with Brew Floors.
We didn’t have any real regrets laying this down, other than NOT wearing short shorts when we walked around the room on our spiked shoes. They really do define a fella’s calves.
Unfortunately, we’ll have to hide those bad boys under some heavy duty rubber when it comes to brewing but alls fair game once we end the work day in the taproom.
August 15, 2018
We’ve brought on several different pros to handle aspects of the brewery build out, but we decided we could tackle the brew house floors ourselves.
A key thing that needed to be done was to self-level. Being we’re in an old contracting space there was a lot of preparation just to do that. You’ll see some photos and videos of us acid washing, degreasing, patching holes, priming and self-leveling the space.
Did it come out perfect? Well… we think it did! And when you’re living your dream all that matters is that you’re enjoying it. Give us some epoxy and we’ll be sending any liquid that graces these floors to our drains in no time flat.
August 10, 2018
Getting a brewery built is no easy task. While we take on the work we can do, sometimes you need to find other things to do while the pros get the job done.
A couple of things we’ve been up to is testing different beer recipes and washing kegs.
Our friends over at Broken Symmetry in Bethel, were kind enough to let us wash some kegs on their washer that we’ve recently purchased. If you haven’t been there yet, do yourself a favor and get there. While you’re there do yourself a second favor and get some tacos.
The beer pictured below we call Bog Gone! Here’s a description for ya:
Ah, summer. Time for sun, BBQs and bug repellent. But BOG GONE if it doesn’t happen every year before you realize it, fall is here and you’re caught out in the frigid air with an inappropriate top telling your coworkers the cold doesn’t bother you. But your friends know better.
This IPA is in honor of those fond summer memories with a nod to the upcoming fall season pleasantries. Like Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixins. Including the cranberry sauce.
Helping you stay pleasantly lost in your own reverie. Cheers!
We hope to serve it to you soon in our taproom!
August 8, 2018
One of the first, and from the brewer’s POV, most exciting parts of our demolition and build out has been to get the drainage sorted.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been degreasing the floors, planning the drainage and getting them ready to install the trench drains.
While the Reverie Dream Team would love to have at a giant slab of concrete with some larger than life saws, this is one job better left to the pros. But we’re all amazed to see how fast they can work once the cutting starts!
Check out some of the photos from the progress so far. Next steps will be pouring concrete, leveling floors and the oh so wonderful-squeegee-friendly epoxy application. All in preparation of the shiny new equipment that’s floating around the sea somewhere.
August 5, 2018
Last week we had the pleasure of the local CBS news crew swinging by the brewery to see the initial progress and raise a glass (ok, solo cup) for good luck towards a successful buildout for an opening this fall.
You can check out the story here.
They’ll be coming back at the end of September for round two and a progress update, so stay tuned!