Brewery Progress Update
The town has made great progress over the summer on bringing the Depot back to life. We’ve been working on the design of the bar area, brew space, cold storage and private event room, and they are really coming together. The outside of the building has been spectacularly painted and the deck space will be the happening place to meet up with friends next spring, summer, and fall! We are working with our designer and, with any luck, we’ll have our sign up to announce our formal moving in. Our brewing equipment is ordered and is being made as we write. We can’t wait to see it all come together!
While we have made significant progress, we’ve come to realize that our plan of opening this winter will take a little more time than we anticipated. While the renovations look great, they will take just a little longer than we originally expected. Add to that some time for permits, time to deliver the brewing system, and making sure we don’t get snowed out and you can see how days start to add up. Who knew ordering and setting up a system that can produce about 26,000 pints of beer per year would be so complicated?!? Once we’ve completed our renovations, set up our brewing system and hired our staff, we will spend 4-6 weeks building up our beer supply before we open – then we’ll be ready for NW Connecticut, North Canaan, and you!
Our new target is to open the brewery in May. We feel that this is better for us as a business, and for our customers so that we can ensure we are 110% ready to serve you the best beer you have ever tasted. At our first official company meeting we decided our mission statement was simple: Great Beer! While we have seen some setbacks in our plans, we are more excited than ever to make this dream a reality and we can't wait to share all of our heard work with on our opening day.