Announcing Brew Day!
It is hard to believe that, after all this time, we are finally about to really become Valiant Brewing Co.
I know this may sound odd, but look at it from our point of view. Up to this point, VBC has not really been recognized as a brewery—after all, we don’t sell beer yet!
But this blog post is the turning point for VBC. Tomorrow, 1/5/13, we will be producing beer (and finally leaving the construction phase behind us!). This is a major milestone for VBC, and we wanted to immortalize it here!
As our loyal fans know, we have been keeping everyone updated on our brewery build, issues, successes, difficulties, equipment arrival, installation, and beer lineup. We hope this info has been useful for those who are thinking about walking the same path to brewery ownership—but also for those of you who just love to drink a great craft beer. We’d like you to understand the sheer amount of dedication required to endure the pain of opening a brewery!
Sure, opening in another city, state, or county might have been easier—but then again, it might have been harder! And besides, Orange is really at the root of who Valiant Brewing is. As we have stated, our mission is to bring a breath of freshness to Orange’s brewing scene. Don’t misunderstand us—we know we have much to learn and understand about the brewing industry; but we do have goals for VBC, and freshness really is top priority.
Yes, for the first time in about six months we feel relaxed, confident, and excited all at the same time. Knowing that we’re about to make our first batch of beer is beyond anything we can express to our fans.
And what will that first brew be? Our Biere De Garde, Veranda—for many reasons. This beer encompasses our entire philosophy: it’s a very complex beer, yet simple, balanced, and completely drinkable. (It’s also nice knowing that it comes in at 8.5% ABV.)
From this point on, our days working at the brewery will only get longer and more challenging, but at least we’ll be doing what we set out to do so long ago: brewing great beer for people who love it.
We are blessed to be able to have such a chance to operate and own a craft brewery as a family endeavor. We are now that much closer in sharing our passion and pride with you. Our next move once our fermenters are filled is to tackle our tasting room bar (oh, you guys have something special coming your way!).
Well, here is to history! Thank you for following us.