BreweryUpdate on the Hunt

Thanks to all for your feedback on my last post on running a separate tasting room and inviting other local artisans to participate. A huge part of being a community supported brewery is listening to you guys and giving a voice to what the community wants. Afterall, you guys ARE the brewery… or will be as soon as I have a building, anyway. And judging from your responses, a tasting room celebrating local beverages would be a pretty big hit.

Since that last post, two possibilities have come up that would be solid locations for having the whole operation in one place. One in the downtown area and one in Garden City along the greenbelt. There’s also one location on the Bench that is pretty well set up for a brewery (floor drains, lots of power, sloped concrete floors, high ceilings…). There is a church that may or may not be closer than state setback requirements, though. It all depends on what exactly you are measuring from. So we’ll see on that one. I think that puts me up to about thirty or forty buildings I’ve looked at… sheesh! I’ll let you know how things develop.

In other news, the souring program has expanded over at the Bogus pilot facilities/my garage. A rye saison with lactobacillus was my first and (surprisingly) came out fantastic. Up next, I’ve got a Belgian brown ale divided into three batches, and into each a different souring strain. I’ll let you know how they come out in a couple months.


  • Kevin

    January 14, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Hmmm, I tried my first sour beer (that wasn’t a Lambic) a couple of months ago at Brewforia Eagle. I am REALLY interested in other kinds. I am not a hop/bitter fan.

  • Beth Luman

    January 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Hey Matt… Beth here.
    I’m going to list my house up here for sale. You remember it has a pretty big shop – is this anything you’d be interested in? Sort of an all in one deal… could brew in the shop and taste in the house…
    Just a thought…
    Take care,

  • admin

    January 15, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Hey, not sure who Matt is, but this is Collin! I’d be interested in your house, but putting a brewery in residential would be quite the challenge.

  • admin

    January 15, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Cool! Yeah, there are a wild variety of sours out there. It’s sure a fun category to play with. I’ll keep you posted.

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