Things Are Happening! Seriously!
After our first few months of demo and renovations at 284 Broadway, we thought construction was destined to be a very slow and painful process, and we had resigned ourselves to opening someday, but probably not any point soon. However, the last few weeks have proved that very serious and very quick construction progress is actually possible for a brewery (and here we give a big shout out to the fantastic plumbers, framers, electricians, HVAC guys, masons, and welders who have been busting their butts to help us open), and we are shockingly not too far away from firing up the pilot system. Glycol is being hooked up as I type, the brewhouse is piped in, water and gas lines are criss-crossing the building, framing is up, electrical is nearly complete, and the HVAC system installation is almost done. We have our initial malt and hops order all queued up and ready to go, and we're frantically piecing together the brew schedule for our first few weeks.
So, what's stopping us from giving the pilot system a whirl? Mainly gas. Because there's always something.
Turns out, NStar would like to replace our main gas pipe for free (yay!), but they can't schedule us for the service until "mid to late June" (damn. We knew it was too good to be true - but at least it's not mid to late August!). Unfortunately, they are "requesting" that we do not use the gas until they complete the upgrade (aka they shut off our gas), so we're waiting to start brewing until this service occurs. But everything else is basically ripping to go, and once NStar comes through, we're officially ready to enter the big leagues.
And meanwhile, here are some pictures detailing the progress that occurred during the glorious and rainy month of May!