Moving Right Along
I stopped by Cask & Larder this morning to see Ron Raike, our Brewmaster. He’s there every morning overseeing all the construction of the brewery from the ground up and he has very specific designs about how everything is going to be placed. Today he was meeting with our stainless steel contractor, Champion Sheet Metal. Champion is a local company that has done work for Greens & Grille, a local restaurant owned by James Petrakis’ brother, Brian Petrakis. The brewery is being installed in the previous stage area and will be encased in Champion’s stainless steel.
Our 5-barrel Premier Stainless system is due to arrive in July. This system will allow Ron to brew 10 kegs at a time so he can keep brewing and our beer will always be flowing! What’s really cool is that Ron is customizing this system to make the best beers possible & give him the flexibility to brew whatever he wants including half-batches. In addition to our 5-barrel system, he’s having a Half-barrel Nano system installed & a high-quality water filter. Water quality is essential to brewing great beer, since beer is 95% water. Here are some things for all the beer enthusiasts out there to look forward to: Belgium styles and Sours, Palm Ridge whiskey barrel aged cask beers and collaborations with Green Room and Cigar City.