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Thursday, July 17, 2014

We Are So Close To Opening Soon!!!

As things go... we wanted to open in May, then June, and then we just skipped over to August! We hear that being 3 months behind is not that bad, so we'll take that as a compliment. Currently, we are shooting for an opening to the public on August 20th. Things look like they are on track to hit that mark we will keep you posted!

We've been a bit busy so we have a lot to update you on. Our brewer, Jason, has arrived. The day after he got here we grabbed him to go move equipment. We moved the equipment into our space the busiest week of the year in Livingston, the 4th of July week. On July 2nd this little town gets crazy. A full blown parade kicks it off with most businesses closing just for the occasion. We have three nights of rodeo and three nights of fireworks and people are having a great time floating, drinking, rodeoing, you can imagine :)

So here we are moving in equipment on parade day and of course being in the parade. We handed out Wooden Nickels that offered $1 off your first beer. It went really well, we had fun and it was hot.


Jason Moving the Mash Tun w Brice
Our Equipment - Thanks Hi-Ball Trucking!





















Our Car for the Parade

On this day we also received some amazing news coverage from KBZK. It was definitely a whirlwind of a day. http://www.kbzk.com/news/new-craft-brewery-in-livingston-aims-to-pour-pints-by-mid-august/

Timing has been everything lately. Right after we moved our equipment into the space we received notice from the TTB that our Brewers Notice has been approved. Now we are just waiting on the State license. Brice and Jason have been working on some amazing recipes and we will be churning those out here shortly.

Here are a few updated pictures of our space. We've put up our reclaimed beams, framed everything, epoxy done on our production area floor, ran most of the HVAC, electrical and plumbing and started taking off the front facade. I can finally see what it's going to look like and it's pretty amazing!

Our beautiful production floor with epoxy
The layout for the bar below and beams above

Looking from the front to the back

The front facade coming off



Monday, July 14, 2014

Hiring Tap Room Servers

HIRING TAPROOM SERVERS!!!

Katabatic Brewing Company is a start-up production brewery in Livingston, MT. We are a production style brewery with a retail sample room and a 7-barrel(bbl) brewhouse, with four 7 bbl fermenters and four 7 bbl bright tanks. We will not be serving food, beer only!

Qualifications
The ideal candidate is passionate about beer, likes beer, knows beer or at least wants to know more about beer and likes to talk about beer. We are willing to train the right candidates!

Scope and General Purpose of Job:
As the public face of the Katabatic team, servers educate our customers about our craft beers and the craft beer industry through tastings and personal attention as well as promoting and selling Katabatic Brewing Company products and merchandise.

Job Requirements:
·       Excellent customer service skills
·       Knowledge of beer, home brewing and/or the brewing industry very beneficial
·       Interest in beer and learning more about craft beer
·       Team skills
·       Able to work under pressure whilst maintaining standards
·       Cash handling & POS reconciliation experience
·       Some heavy lifting involved
·       Cicerone Beer Server Certificate a big plus

Duties and Responsibilities:
·       Educating customers about Katabatic Brewing Co. beer and the craft beer industry in general
·       Direct sales via point of sales [POS] software, credit card and cash handling
·       Serving beer in accordance with TTB regulations
·       Assisting in merchandise presentation
·       Must assist head brewer on four “brewdays” per year.
·       Provide support to the Tasting Room Manager
·       Executing inventory control standard operating procedures [SOPs]
·       Ambassador for Katabatic Brewing Company
·       Cleaning and other general duties

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and references to katabaticbrewing@gmail.com. Applications received on or before July 25 will receive priority review.

Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. required. Katabatic Brewing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.