Catching up indeed! We’ve been working at a fast and furious pace for the last couple weeks and it has been a real challenge to find the time to post. Things are looking really great though and, as you’ll see below, it’s getting easier to visualize the finished space.
This picture of the framing around our vestibule was taken just a few days after my last post. The one on the right was taken on the same day, but looking back toward the entry door from the seating area.
The next two pictures were also taken on the same day and show the completed framing around the bar area. In some of these pictures you’ll see the occasional tank or two…Since everyone was working so quickly, we had to move the tanks around quite a bit to keep them out of the way of the scissor lifts and ladders.
It’s hard to believe that all of this framing happened in just a few days, but it just shows what a great construction team we have! Actually, most of the guys on our team usually work on high-rise building projects, so our little brewery project must seem like a walk in the park for them…
The next picture is a view of our loading area, where we’ll bring pallets of raw materials in, and send pallets of beer out. You’ll also notice that one side of the drywall has already been hung on these walls. This helped to move things along quickly so that the grid for our drop-in ceiling could start to be hung on the other side of the drywall.
The picture below is a look into the brew house from the tasting room, showing the framing for our door and window.
Jumping ahead about a week (to sometime last week), we finished installing all of the electrical and plumbing work inside the walls pictured above, passed our rough inspections on those trades, insulated the walls, and finished hanging the drywall. Yep…all in about one week. Pretty cool, huh?
Well, I guess I’ve spent enough time describing the above photos, so I’ll just post a bunch more below, and spare the descriptions…