One more step completed towards the official opening of the brewery! The development agreement process is now in the final stages, with a two week public appeal process now underway. We have had no negative reactions to the brewery, so we feel very confident that by the middle of April, we will officially be given permission to proceed!
Patrick and I had a great visit to DME (www.dmebrewing.ca) on Friday. We had a wonderful tour of their production facility and were luckily able to see and touch the brewing system we will be installing at Saltbox! These are big tanks! The lauter tun and kettle shown in this picture, each hold 10 bbl (10 barrels), which is going to allow us to produce 1170 litres of beer every time we brew! We also bought a few more shiny pieces of equipment, several fermentation tanks and a couple of brite tanks as well! We hope to see these arrive at the brewery in mid Summer (possibly earlier) allowing us to get on with full scale production.