What a wild ride we had in the last half of 2018! We finally have the taproom open and now we’re starting 2019 off with a huge checklist. The work has only begun, and we are excited to tackle all of the challenges!
Every dollar we collect from our taproom sales and tips is going directly back into the taproom. We’re calling our tips the “new equipment fund” and so far we’ve been able to acquire a lot of things that help us produce better, more consistent beer.
Here is a quick rundown of what we have in the pipeline for the short-term:
Expand fermentation capacity
We have three 1-barrel conicals and just purchased a 2-barrel conical. The 2-barrel is allowing us to produce double the volume for our current best seller, 198 IPA. We plan to purchase at least two more 2-barrel conicals soon to double the output on other beers that we package and sell to grocery stores.
Cold room expansion
With an increase in production comes an increase in cold storage space. We are planning on doing some light reworking of our current cold storage to allow for more kegs and packaged products.
Canning equipment is ordered and we have done abundant testing to ensure product quality. The only thing left is to get label approval and start transitioning some products to cans.
We have short-sleeve shirts and hats, and are working on getting long-sleeve shirts, women’s shirts, and some new glassware to offer for sale.
Expand into bigger beers
We already provide some pretty heavy-hitting beers with our 7%abv IPA and 7.5%abv stout, but why stop there? With the additional glassware we are ordering, we will be able to offer short-pours of heavier beers that we have in the works.
Open more evenings
We plan to open at least one extra day during the week. Stay tuned to our social media pages for announcements regarding a change in our hours!
Brew, brew, and brew some more
We can’t keep this beer in stock! We have been pleasantly surprised with the demand for our beer and are always thankful to everyone that comes to fill up the taproom every weekend! We are brewing as fast as you can drink, and it is definitely keeping us on our toes!
So that’s what we’ve got going on right now. We have a few surprises in the works as well.
We would also like to remind everyone that we are supporters of homebrewers and welcome any homebrewer to contact us regarding ingredients, equipment help, suggestions/ideas, etc. We will do what we can to help out another brewer!