Since a number of our previous posts have focused on what has been happening in the Taproom, we thought it might be a good opportunity to let you know the progress on the Brewery and the overall development.
Even though it was raining today, they were able to lay the asphalt for parking outside the Brewery. (Please excuse the quality of the shot, it was raining pretty hard and the lens for the iPhone was probably pretty wet. But, take my word for it, it looks fantastic!)
In addition to the asphalt, they were also able to complete the sidewalk around the front.
It's important to note that a couple of months ago the front of the structure had all the windows bricked up and it was covered in weeds and debris. The developers had rescue the interior window steel frames, and then custom order individual glass panes for each one of the squares. Today, most windows like this are just one large piece of glass. But, to the developer's credit, they restored this historic building back to its original design.
While my iPhone was unable to capture a wide shot to view the interior space, the interior of the production floor has really starting to come together.
Above you will see one of the many plumbers working on the job. While there are a number of ways to handle the engineering of the plumbing, until you see how the sausage is made, it's hard to imagine exactly what and how much is needed to run between the brewery and the Taproom.
The shot to the right gives you just one perspective from one side of the brewery on all the plumbing that has been installed over the last couple of days.
In the interest of full-disclosure, the other day I came into the brewery to check on the progress and all the plumbing was in its normal white color tubing. I kind of freaked out! Again, seeing the sausage being made is sometimes a bit of a shock. Since then, the construction folks have taken pity on me, and started to paint all the plumbing black to blend into the beams and keep the beauty of the ceiling.
Finally, the Brewery's loading dock rollup doors have been installed. (Again, please excuse the grainy quality of the image. Since it was getting dark and raining hard, I was pushing the limits of the iPhone camera.) While I was there, they were installing the side doors.
Before signing off from this post, I just want to give one more huge thank you to both the developers and the construction workers on this project. They are pushing extremely hard. I heard some of the workers did 90+ hours last week. Incredible! On behalf of the entire Skull Coast crew, we cannot thank them enough for everything they are doing for us. Cheers!