Today we received and placed three new 30bbl fermenters from Michigan-based manufacturer GW Kent. With this addition, we will increase production by fifty-four percent (point five if you want to get specific), allowing us to keep the bars and restaurants that already support us in good supply. This will also give us the chance to dig a little deeper into our home turf in the west suburbs. When we get there, packaging will be limited as well. Just one batch each month in twenty-two-ounce bombers, which you can expect to be available this summer. There won't be many bottles to go around at first, but if there were, you'd want them less anyway.
We are also taking over another unit in our complex in a few weeks, adding 2600 square feet to our existing 7000. We will use that space for brewery dry storage, glowstick/foam parties, SOVER operations, chopping up stolen cars, and keeping Erin's workspace far enough away that she can play shitty music like Father John Misty without interrupting our steady diet of Alice in Chains and Kesha. Jeeee-eeee-eeee-eee-eeee-eeee-sus Christ girl that guy sucks.
When asked about the new tanks, head brewer Tim Marshall said, "Me and my girl have been on the rocks, I just really wanted a few quiet places to clear my head. I also ordered some collapsible furniture that can squeeze through the manways. If you need me in the next six weeks, you know where to find me."
“Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.” - Bruce Lee
So this is it. Another chapter. We're not done. Hell, we've barely started. So sit tight, which we both know you aren't going to do. Have a good weekend and always remember that ducks are the best.
Sometimes at the brewery we listen to rock and sometimes we listen to rap. On occasion you might hear some jazz, pop, or a splash of early punk. The important thing to realize is that we’re always lively. Always accomplishing something. Always planning for what we hope will not be your favorite new thing, or the brewery’s favorite new thing, but our favorite thing together. Never complacent and always adapting. Changing the world, probably. These are those stories.