January 1, 2015 was an exciting day for the Draughtsmen - their idea of owning and operating a brewery went from being something that seemed to only exist on paper to a physical reality with a roof and an address. But with that new roof and address came A LOT of work to shape it into a brewery.
Besides dismantling some of the junk that came with the building and ripping up old tiles, the first big project we had to tackle was plumbing the whole darn place.
With the inspector's sign-off on plumbing, the brewhouse, fermenters and brite tank were ready to be moved into place.
Soon after, the massive walk-in fridge went up, courtesy of Crocker Refrigeration.
Although setting up the brewery to start brewin' was priority numero uno, the guys were also juggling the build out of the taproom, storage, and office spaces.
Construction is serious business and hard work, but the Draughtsmen know how to keep things fun:
Stay tuned for Part 2!