It’s hard to believe we’ve been open for two months now! Ray and I are grateful for the support of everyone who has come out to visit our brewery. We had a great and very busy opening weekend and have continued to remain busy ever since. In fact, we are too busy for our own good. We have been struggling to keep up with the production of our beers-particularly our Butterfield Blonde. We are now doing double batches of the blonde which should help a great deal but it appears that we will have to upgrade to a larger brewhouse much sooner than we had anticipated. We hope to have a system that will double the capacity of our current one in the next 60 days.
We have requests for growlers every weekend and I am happy to announce that growlers have been ordered. Ray ordered one liter growlers about two weeks ago. They are called Vita growlers and are a new, cool looking style. But there was one problem. Ray called to confirm the delivery date, which should have only been two weeks from order date and was told that it would take 4-6 weeks! It seems the growlers are made in Italy and would take 3-4 weeks to get to our supplier then another 1-2 weeks to get to the brewery. So with that order still to come, Ray then ordered 2 liter growlers that we could have delivered within 10 days. So we should have the 2 liter growlers by next week and 1 liter growlers in about 3 weeks.
If you have been to the brewery a few times you know that we had food trucks coming a few weeks in a row and then they stopped. We had some issues to work out with the building management regarding having the trucks on the property. Things didn’t go too well dealing with them so Ray contacted the landlord directly. The landlord was easy to deal with and the short of it is that we should have food trucks returning next week.
Lastly, we are now going to be open for business on Thursdays beginning today . The taproom will be open at 4:30 and we will close at 9:00pm.
Again, thanks to everybody who has supported us.