This series was supposed to be a monthly update on the brewery build out process, but seeing as it’s now the middle of April, we’re running a little behind. As with any business start up, there are always a few hundred things to keep you busy. Unfortunately, that means things like writing blog posts sometimes take a back seat.
Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at Blue Stallion Brewing in the past month and a half:
We launched the Blue Stallion Beer Club newsletter on March 18th. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe now. Subscribers will immediately get to view photos of the lounge build out, which we aren’t publishing publicly. It’s a very dynamic space in the tap room and we’re excited to show it off when we open.
In addition to being first to hear our grand opening date and what beers will be featured on our initial tap list, subscribers will also get invitations to special events and member-only deals. Blue Stallion Beer Club members will find out about everything first. For example, subscribers received advanced notice of the new Blue Stallion sign and painting progress a week ago.
We announced that we’re hiring bartenders for the tap room on April 4th. We’ll stop accepting applications on Sunday April 21, 2013. So if you or anyone you know is interested, you can find more details and instructions for how to apply on the job posting.
Signs and Stickers
If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, then you’ve probably already seen some shots of the outdoor sign Zac’s been working on for a couple weeks. He spent his spring break painting a 12′ x10′ version of our logo to hang on the granary facing Newtown Pike. We love how it turned out.
We also received our first batch of stickers. We’re still working on the best way to get those out to fans of the brewery. Stay tuned for more on that front.
In the meantime, here’s a photo gallery chronicling the work done on the outdoor sign.
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Painting, Lights and Doors
It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do to the look of a room. We made a lot of progress in the tap room and brewery with getting the walls painted, doors hung, and lighting installed. Everything with new drywall is now painted and looks much better. New rooms also have drop ceilings and overhead lights put in.
We’ve even got lights in the women’s bathroom, lab, office, cooler area and bathroom hallway. We’ve got some track lighting and outdoor lighting to put up next. Seeing doors installed throughout the brewery gives the place a much more “finished” look. Check out progress photos below:
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Building the Bar
They key to any taproom is the bar itself. We think ours is going to be a great place to drink a half liter or two of craft beer. As you can see from the photo gallery below, the hardwood top is nailed down and ready to be trimmed. We’ve also got the area for the beer taps set up and holes cut. Once the bar top is finished, we’ll install the behind-the-bar counter and sinks. Then we’ll get to covering the front face of the bar. Details on how we’ll cover the front of the bar to come later… Until then, check out these photos of how the bar is coming along.