Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gonna have to wait

Well, the rest of our system is set to be delivered to our Brewery in Anaheim but it is just going to have to wait until Monday when we return. We will all be in Denver, Colorado for the Great American Beer Festival!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bump in the Road

Just heard today that there is a couple day delay for the delivery of our Fermenters, Silo and Boiler. The landlord at the restaurant that houses the Silo and Boiler is giving the system seller a hard time. Need to get this straightened out soon as the Fermenters are already loaded and ready to be shipped.
Met with Aaron from Bootlegger's today, always great to see him. He is always so helpful with information and pretty much just a really cool guy. He showed my his new warehouse that they just acquired, it is going to open up a lot of stuff for Bootlegger's.
GABF next week!!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tanks are on the Way

It's been a hectic week. Met with the city to get our business plan going. We have approval for the brewery, but have to wait until Conditional Use Permit approval to be able to begin our Tasting Hours. Basically you can operate a brewery without a CUP if all you are going to do is brew beer on premise and ship (or deliver) it to the end customer. It is when you want to let the public into your building and produce on-site sales that you must adhere to what the city permits. Our comment letter from the city regarding our CUP application is set to be in our hands on the 15th of this month.
So we have a Business License for the City of Anaheim, but now are awaiting our TTB inspection, as well as, ABC approval for the type 23 Small Beer Manufacture License.
We transferred utilities this week (lots of deposit...not cheap). Met with our General Contractor to further discuss the layout of the brewery. Our system is beginning to ship tomorrow. The picture above shows our Mash Tun, Brew Kettle, 4-15bbl Bright Tanks, Mill and 12oz Bottling line. The rest of the package will be in Anaheim either Friday or Saturday. We are excited to finally see the system leave a warehouse in Roseville and head it's way down to it's new home very close the Angel's Stadium and the Honda Center.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Meeting with the Planners

Had a great meeting with the Planning Department in Anaheim yesterday. Great direction and guidance. We will be reviewing our comment letter, due to get to us on the 15th. First thing to take care of in the building is our floor drains and curb installation for the brew area (much like Patrick did at the Bruery). Contain the water!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Got It!!!

Met with the landlords and our leasing agent today. Picked up the keys and our welcome packet. Spent almost 3 hours after that going over dimensions and layout of the brewery. Lots of work ahead of us, need to get the brew system d0wn and into the building soon. Went to lunch at JT Schmids to see if Gil was there...typical brewer, he was gone by the time we got there at 1:00pm haha. Had a great lunch with Steve and Gary Curtiss (our General Contractor). Later on we settled on a logo design while at Peet's at the District.