I don’t know if I would recommend flying all the way to Seattle, WA and back in 28 hrs, but I can tell you that my trip was worth it. First off that state is absolutely beautiful, and being my first time there I would have very much liked to take it all in. However, the purpose of the trip was business and I had very little time to “get down to it.”
The primary purpose of my trip out to Washington was to check out the brewing equipment that we had been reviewing for a while. We had shopped around for months and, after an extensive search, we chose to order from Brew Stuff. The quality and price point appeared to fit with what we were looking for but it is hard to make that kind of investment without putting your hands on the equipment first. So, I went to WA to check it out.
After reviewing everything we had planned to order (and a few things we hadn’t), I am happy to say the equipment checked out and we have put a down payment to get the manufacturing process rolling. This is great news for us. With our equipment ordered, we are one step closer to the brewery build out and, ultimately, getting production into full swing. While it is not the only step necessary in the process of getting us into production in Grant Park, it is a HUGE step in that direction. Now, we will have to wait for the equipment to be built and shipped down, but that time will be necessary for us to build out the location.
Here’s a list of what we have ordered:
5 BBL Direct Fire Brew Kettle (complete with pumps, chillers and all the works) and a CIP/Keg Washing Unit (not pictured)
3 – 15 BBL Fermentation Tanks
1 – 15 BBL Bright Tank
Aren’t they shiny? Again, we have a great deal of work to do in preparation for the arrival of our equipment, but it is a great relief to know that it is coming. This not only means that you will be seeing Eventide beer in bars, stores, and restaurants around Atlanta very soon, it also means that will be starting up brewery tours in the near future. Excited doesn’t begin to encompass how we’re feeling right now and, while we still have a lot of work to do, we are happy to see results of the hard work we’ve done and are very pleased to be sharing in the excitement with you.
Thanks for your support!