Mad Swede Brewing Company

Author: Susie Larson

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The Brewery and Tasting Room are Taking Shape

The design is jumping off the pages and into reality! We’ve been busy in the brewery and tasting room building walls. A few weeks ago, our wonderful nephew, niece and her boyfriend drove all the way from Eugene to pitch in and help build our grain crush room and frame up the bar area and bathroom privacy wall. Justin, Annalisa and Mack were a great help and it was fun having them here.

Annalisa and Mack working on the grain crushing room

Annalisa and Mack working on the grain crushing room

Planning the next steps

Planning the next steps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry and Justin raising the back bar wall

Jerry and Justin raising the back bar wall

Justin setting the back bar wall

Justin setting the back bar wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lift stopped working in the middle of everything. Justin and Mack dove right in and got it running again.

Justin on the lift

Justin testing the lift and getting a birds eye view of the brewery layout

After they left, Jerry and I cheered ourselves up, with the help of his brother Chris, by framing in the cold room. Okay… they did most of the framing and I helped attach OSB and raise the walls. Love that framing nailer!

South wall of the cold room ready to go up

South wall of the cold room ready to go up

Getting ready to raise the west wall of the cold room

Getting ready to raise the west wall of the cold room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New boiler

Last week we took delivery of the first big piece of equipment for the brewhouse… the BOILER!! It’s a thing of beauty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rough framing is finished!

Brewery rough framing complete

 

 

 

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Who ever thought that a little green sticker could bring so much happiness?

It’s all about approval! Yes! Our plumbing was approved this week.

lovely little green sticker

lovely little green sticker

It was unexpectedly and oddly stressful to go into our brewery space this past week and see this…

piles of dirt :-(

piles of dirt 🙁

It was a dusty, dirty week, but it quickly transformed into rays of hope… or rather… rays of pvc and floor drains…

It's starting to make sense

It’s starting to make sense

and then it was ready for concrete…

back filled and ready for the pour

back filled and ready for the pour

It is such a relief to have the floors complete!

fresh concrete

fresh concrete

We hit rock bottom, literally! Now we’re ready to build back up again. Next step… framing in the cold room and grain crushing room.

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Where we’re at in the process of opening Mad Swede Brewing…

As it happens, it takes a while to build a brewery even if you’re not starting from the ground up. We’ve been a “Brewery in Planning” for a few years now.

We found our location on S. Cole Rd. and signed the lease in June of 2015. Since then, we’ve been working with our awesome architects at Trout Architects to design the brewery and tasting room.

Future Brewery Space

Room to grow!

Future Tasting Room

Old office space to be transformed into our tasting room.

Our building permit was finally approved a few weeks ago.

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