Have you ever wondered what it’s like to pour everything you’ve got into something that you truly feel is important? Well we are sure going through that right now! We recently met with an engineer to help us sign off our local city and health plans. We had a rough idea of what we needed, like tanks, plumbing, chiller, walk-in cooler, and things like that but then comes the book of building code requirements. Wait I simply need to pause….
OK that was enough continue… the price more than TRIPLES! We are not talking about the triple that you and I know, Belgian triple, but dollar sign, everything has tripled in cost to get up and running. We are somewhat educated in the world of construction, but local and federal requirements are another thing that we just hadn’t considered much. But now we are! We’re sure those who are open right now as operating breweries understand.
We are so excited to be where we are at, everything that we’ve set our focus on since the beginning is finally happening. Valiant Brewing will be opening soon. However it is important not to underestimate the remaining inspections, permits, build outs, etc that we need to finish in order to open our doors. We are so close to presenting to the public when we might be open but we still need about one more month in order to gain the scope of remaining work. For example, we are presenting our brewery layout to the health department and the city building department next week. This is seriously the big leap we’ve been working with the health department, since the very beginning, with understanding their requirements, incorporating their requests and building the rest out to local building codes.
As a mile stone, we like to post a simple yet meaningful picture of the beginning life of Valiant Brewing Company. It took so long to find it and it is awesome, we are nearing the end of five months now, we were given an estimated 6months for our CUP. So this is where everything starts and this helps us remember the beginning times and lets us look forward to another family brewery that aims to be unique, diverse, creative, challenge your taste buds and simply provide our customers an experience like one they never, ever have had. We’ve also been taking this “down” time to explore with pilot batches for our comprehensive line up of beers, making sure we’ve got them mastered.
We have rounded the corner, hang in there we really cannot wait to meet each and every one of you in person at our tasting room inside the brewery. Located by the yellow pole will be the area for our tasting room!
Also another shot for all you tech heads and beer geeks, that’s right we’ve got one big operation planned to service our customers.
One step at a time, one penny at a time, one step closer to opening!
Brian & Kelly Schroepfer