When I reached the point where opening my own brewery shifted from a far-fetched idea to a legitimate career decision, I was especially excited about one particular aspect of starting a company. This brewery would be my new baby and as its parent I would provide it with arguably the most important attribute that would follow my baby for the rest of its life: its name.
One of the coolest things I’ve experienced during our planning and construction of this brewery has been the integration of brewery design and local history. On the inside, our brewery has been deliberately designed in a way that incorporates many modern-day brewing enhancements and efficiencies, allowing us to make the very best beer possible. Working as a brewer for two years in Seattle opened my eyes to so many things that I never would have considered had I made the jump directly from homebrewing to my own commercial brewery. From seemingly simple concepts such as process flow to more complicated procedures such as lab testing, so many important details would have been far beyond my experience level and likely would have been left out of our business plan.