Hello hello! It's been one hell of a week around here at Bone Up ("the brewery that's perpetually one step away from opening") - if you'll recall from last week, we'd heard some word from the ABCC about our pouring permit application. Specifically, they told us that we had to redo said application, on account of the fact that we'd been too informative, which was a new one to us. Well, in another unexpected turn of events, we got approval from the state less than twenty four hours later! Holy hell! Way to be, ABCC! This means that we'll be able to serve pints and flights and all that good stuff as soon as we open, so you'll be able to enjoy our beer without having to bring it home first! Exciting times, indeed.
We'll raise our glasses to that!
Now, to get to the question you're probably (definitely) asking, "that's great and all, but when the hell you gonna open?" That's a good question, and it's one we're also asking on a pretty regular basis. I'll spare you (most of) the rant, but the short version of the story is that we're still dependent on other people to do their work before we're allowed to produce and/or sell beer. We can work ourselves ragged getting everything prettied up and ready to go (and, as a matter of fact, we've been doing just that), but until we can find a way to light a fire under the collective asses of some... less than motivated people, then the beer will remain unbrewed. But we are trying! There's a vanishingly small amount left to be done, and we'll let y'all know the minute we can finally make some dang ol' beer!
But enough about that. We're making some big strides over here and that is just heck of excitin'! We're still plowin' through the work on our bar at breakneck* speed and things are really starting to come together! As we predicted last week, the "finishing touches" are on track to take twice as long as it took us to install the damn thing in the first place, but it's completely worth the effort. Check out how good it looks!
The taproom in its entirety will remain unrevealed until after we get all up and inspected, so get ready for some creative camera angles.
Jared and Jimbo will tell you some things, sometimes.