Future cold room on a hot day
This weeks project was gutting the front room in preparation for its future as a cold room. It didn’t seem to mind or catch the irony that all the work in August at 100 degrees would eventually get this room down to 40 degrees.
If you find yourself sitting next to an amiable chap at a fine St. Louis drinking establishment who kindly refers to me as, “The Worlds’ Worst Blogger” you undoubtedly are in the presence of a man that goes by the name of Carl, primarily because it is his name.
With this the first of many posts on Civility, Brewing, my drinkabout last year and general musings, I am throwing down the Blog gauntlet and fighting off that well-deserved moniker.
June 26, was no ordinary day on this blue marble. I at 36 years old, finally bought something larger than my black Ford now defunct ZX2 Ford Escort, unfortunately like the car I can’t live in it but fortunately like the car it is going to take me somewhere. The first place, just like the car, it took me was into debt. But hey, I am going places now.
So we have a building and with a building comes the chance to be something. I spent 7 months with some friends looking for the perfect location for The Civil Brewing Company that was visually beautiful with early 1900‘s architecture detail, in great ready to move-in condition, had easy accessibility to our highways and was priced within our budget. You’ve heard the rallying cry: Location, Location, Location.
We then settled on the one most important criteria: price. But major bonus we ended up in a great neighborhood there is no other place I want to be. In ten years, to know I have joined others in re-energizing this part of the city will be all the more worthwhile.
Getting signatures for a liquor license in the city of St. Louis requires one to acquire a percentage of signatures of property owners, registered voters and businesses within 350 ft of the proposed locations front door. This process takes a bit of time but is quite rewarding and may be the closest I ever get to running for mayor. Knocking on doors, sitting on people’s front porches, being invited into their homes to discuss my project turned out to be a very warm experience.
Hello earthlings. I have been sent here to open a brewery. I hope you have time over the next year to check in from time to time and see our progress (or lack there of at times).
Morning beer delivery at Tynan’s Bridge House Bar in Kilkenny, Ireland.