The first test batch o' stains. We had to ditch our original colors because it's illegal to sell them in T-Bone's home state.
I'm pretty sure this stain is named "Cherries Jubilee" and if it isn't then I don't even know what to think.
We said, "is that the richest brown you got?" And they said "Aww yeah. That's German chocolate right there."
In our continual spirit of not having any real news, this week we decided to show you some snazzy process photos of our bar-to-be! This is a custom job done by the ever-so-handy T-Bone, and it was painstakingly designed to suit our humble taproom. There's been a lot of excited back-and-forth about this for a while now, but until recently it's mostly been planning and some not-so-sexy structural building. But this week he began to cut and stain the wood for the bar top! Check it out:
Since you can't run a blog with almost five weekly readers just by providing pictures of wood without any real explanation, we'll give you some delicious, delicious context:
This right here is our original concept mockup for the bar top (surprised it's not a hastily drawn scrawl on a bar napkin? I kinda was too, but then I remembered that working with T-Bone demands a certain level of sophistication). We've deviated from that plan a little, but the general idea is the same - the bar will run almost the entire length of the taproom, and it'll be adorned with the sharp-lookin' chevron pattern you see here. For a bit of a better idea of what it's eventually gonna look like, have a gander below (or here or, to a lesser extent, here):
With all the paperwork and planning we've been caught up in lately, it's pretty dang exciting to see other pieces coming together - especially fun things like the taproom. Here's to seeing all four (five?) of you on the other side of this bar soon!
Jared and Jimbo will tell you some things, sometimes.