Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Our progress

We've shared a bit about our progress so far. Many of you have seen the virtual renderings of the space and we've had a lot of questions about when we'll open. We're just as excited as you are and we can't wait to serve you our beer. However, we are just starting the reconstruction phase.

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It's been humorous and interesting. We are staying positive, and as a husband and wife team that's super important!

Here we are standing in the space. Our friend Kim Wishcamper with Sugato Studio shot all these photos. She's an amazing photographer and is helping us memorialize our progress with photos at different stages of the build out.

You can see that behind us we have a temporary support wall holding up the second floor. This is temporary until the columns get put in place that will permanently hold up the second floor. Having a solid structure helps :)

Also behind us you see the joists with no flooring. Our bathrooms will sit on the left and our cooler on the right. This floor is being structurally upgraded to support all this new weight. I often wonder how the Long Branch Saloon, which was housed here way before, safely held all those people on busy Friday and Saturday nights!

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We've essentially gutted the building. Thankfully we have supportive landlords that are involved in the process. On the right you'll see that we took out the drop ceiling, which ended up being 5-7 layers thick. It seems the longer it goes the number of layers goes up! Kind of like a fishing story.

The new ceiling height is awesome and those carpets are going away too!

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As we wait for the building, that is now deconstructed, to become reconstructed we'll continue to brew batches at home. Grinding the grain is therapeutic and meditative. Smelling the brewing process reminds us there is a silver lining out there soon.

We're still months out, we hope to be open in July. Keep checking back here for more pictures and more updates. Thanks for you interest!

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