Here are some photos of the construction progress thus far… we’ll add photos to this post and bump it up in the news feed so you can see what things are looking like these days! We’re extremely excited about the progress and can’t wait to move our fermenters and bottling lines into this new building!
Used Kentucky Bourbon barrels staged and awaiting their Blithering Idiot fills to make Insanity! (this area is where the bottling line will be)
Four more brand-new JVNW 80bbl fermenters have arrived! This brings our total count of 80 bbl fermenters to EIGHT!
G+F Plumbing going in! The real deal!
Arrival of the fermenters!
Interior, looking west. Epoxy-coated floors, closed filter room to the right and translucent doors to what will be the new Visitors Center!
Interior, facing southwest.
Interior, looking southeast.
- Exterior, loading dock beside existing Visitors Center.
Exterior, back parking lot. As you can see, there was quite a lot of excavation done to sink this building 10+ feet into the bedrock lurking beneath the parking lot!
VIDEO OF THE NEW ADDITION!
Our web guy is on vacation and I am trying to share a video with ya’ll…. however I can’t get the ‘embed’ function to work. So, kickin’ it old skool, please just click here to view the video (for now!) We’ll embed the video later. Hey, we make great beer, not videos and websites. ;^)
The pouring of the floors is underway!
Under roof, looking East.
Our steel is here!
Swinging a girt into place.
The crane for the steel is.... tall!
The steel frame being assembled.
View of the back side of the new addition where the poured concrete walls have begun!
View on what will be the fermenter area, footers in place, wall being erected. Note re-bar protruding out of the top of the forms... there's a wall curing in there!
Looking down between the concrete retaining wall casting plates and the bedrock.
The hole, almost totally dug out. Footer excavation underway. The area behind the backhoe is the last area yet to be excavated.
The media talking to Dan Weirback and the Mayor in an area of the parking lot which will be entirely removed.