30 plus hours later, Jake and the Jackhammer finish going medieval on the future trench drain. How does one get carpal tunnel syndrome in one week? See photo. Also please note: use of mask and sound blocking ear muffs. Otherwise the question would have read: How does one get carpal tunnel syndrome, go deaf and develop lung problems in one week? Thanks OSHA! One out of three ain’t bad.
Most of the major gutting at the warehouse is done. There are only a few things left to clean up before some of the bigger projects can get going.
The plans for the tasting room/ brewery are being finalized this week and we are in the process of scheduling a second meeting with the city. The good thing is during our first meeting it was reported to me by my 6’8 architect Shamus Bair that they seemed really excited about another micro-brewery opening in St. Louis. Seems like having a 6’8 architect nicknamed “Crusher” is working out for us. If all goes well, we will start building the tasting room and moving as quick as possible on the exterior of the building.
We are working hard on our beers and are hoping soon to move our test brewery from a basement to the warehouse at Holt (goal of November 1st). At that point, you will find me there almost all the time for the next 7 - 10 years. Sounds like a sentencing, any smart man would accept. Thanks, Judge.
Found in a hostel in Belfast. It seems all it took was a few Guinness to answer the age old question, “Can’t we all just get along?”
Things are moving along. The front room is gutted and by that I mean we have a massive pile of construction waste heading to a landfill very soon. We did save as much wood to re-use as possible and are recycling all metal that can be recycled. Unfortunately, we didn’t have much use for the old drywall and blown insulation. I can assure you spending a few days cleaning up blown insulation is really quite a joy the good thing is that I breathed enough of it in that I am now insulated myself. (Just kidding, I did wear a mask). The place will be cleaned up quite soon and it seems to know something great is about to happen to it.
I mean, sure it’s been a hostess distribution center and a Suburban Journals distribution center and a manufacturing center for years. But now, as we whip it into shape it seems to know it is going to be a brewery.
Yesterday when I walked in I could have swore it said, “Thank you.”
Our architectural plans will be done soon and soon thereafter we will start planning our budget. If all goes as planned we will actually have money left for the all important brewery equipment, that is if I don’t spend it first at the Bleeding Deacon. Sure is nice to have a good bar around the corner from the new place.
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.