We’re so excited to announce our grand opening party, happening October 15th from 4pm – midnight. Join us for snacks, amazing beer, raffles, games, live music, and more. The brewery will be open from 2pm to 2am, and events begin at 4. Be sure to follow us on social media (@madswedebrewing) for updates.
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.
The lift stopped working in the middle of everything. Justin and Mack dove right in and got it running again.
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!
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!
It’s all about approval! Yes! Our plumbing was approved this week.
It was unexpectedly and oddly stressful to go into our brewery space this past week and see this…
It was a dusty, dirty week, but it quickly transformed into rays of hope… or rather… rays of pvc and floor drains…
and then it was ready for concrete…
It is such a relief to have the floors complete!
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.
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.
Our building permit was finally approved a few weeks ago.