Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Got Wood?

Well WE do... and lot's of it. I've been working on the serving bar for for a bit over a week now. It's not quite done, but it's come far enough to show some pics. Although I haven't been posting for a little while we have been busy with that and other stuff, I just haven't had anything that was really worth writing about yet. Here's the pics:

The pictures are a bit deceptive, it is not as small as it looks. To get an idea of the scale, the top is 11' x 2' and 42" from the floor. The smaller side bar is 62" x 18".

It still needs to be stained and sealed, and the cabinet needs a surface finish as well.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Another Productive Day

Today we went to the ABC and applied for our brewer's license. It was a long meeting, but we got everything taken care of and the application approved so far. While there, we also decided to get our seller's permit since it was only 1 floor up. So far, the experience has been a lot more pleasant than it could have been - all of the people working for the various government agencies have been extremely helpful. 

We placed our notice to sell next to our new window decal:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Tasting Room Progress

Many thanks to our good friend Manuel, our flooring is complete. He got it done in less than half the time I could have and still did a better job. Thank you so much, we really appreciate all your hard work. Here are some pics.

You may have noticed, the wall is also completely gone. Now it is just time to add a bar and a bit of furnishings. With some help, we also moved the rest of the equipment over on Saturday. We now have beer and the equipment to brew it! Thanks guys!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

More Deconstruction and Our First Swag

So today I finished removing the carpet and began demolition of the wall. I think this room is going to be just about the right size for a serving bar and a few chairs as well. Here are a few pictures. I would have cleaned up the mess but I don't have a trash can yet (you can blame Eric - I do).

On another note, the other day I ordered some t-shirts and stickers with our logo.  Today, we received some decals for our junk.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Deconstruction Begins

Nothing too significant so far, just tearing out carpet and removing a door and wall. We are doing this to combine the two small offices into one larger room which will be the tasting room. For reference, the offices are approximately 10' x 10' so we will have about 200 sq. ft. of tasting room when complete. Here are what the tiny cubicals looked like. 

Removing the carpet was easy. Until I found out that below the carpet was... more carpet? Yep, it appears that if your carpet gets horribly dirty and you don't want to clean and/or vacuum it, you can just put another carpet over the top of it. The first layer came up great but the second layer is glued to the concrete and miscellaneous linoleum remnants.

The door and frame were a breeze as well.