We are just building out a new brewery in White Rock BC, Canada and thought it would be really cool to document the whole process and build out. After months of searching we finally found a space that 'should' work. Size was on the small side but good location, reasonable rent, and good ceiling height (for the brewing gear) got to make it work! Building was first constructed in the 60s so the renovation could have some surprises but the interior is full of character. Building is slab on crawl so we needed to get a structural engineer to crunch some numbers and we came back clear.
We wanted to preserve some nice existing windows in a cinder block wall that can't be removed. Previous tenant had covered them up with black film and very stubborn plastic marketing pictures. Me and my favorite heat gun managed to free up the windows in only 10 hours. ;)
Lease signed and demo time! Glad some pros are handling this, demolition is very extensive in our case
Demo done, we finished it off with one last big bin! Brewery life very glamourous.
Millions of things to do now, looks like we got approvals from the City. We also got Smooth Edge Designs to create these super cool flight trays, NICE!
Holy crap big iron has arrived no turning back now! Buckle up, rollercoaster ride to May begins!!
Live edge fir table tops, off to the kiln for 3 weeks to cure.
Some assembly required! Uncrated tanks, put on casters and seeminly millions of tri clamp fittings. Can't wait to fill these with awesome craft beer!
April update, things are rolling now. Electrical, plumbing, and framing contractors onsite. Fir slab tabletops are back from the mill, now time to plain these flat, should be fun.
Trying to save money so we are making our own menu board, only 635 tiles to make, goes better with beer of course. Laying out the tables in the tasting room for lighting, goes good with beers as well but mistakes can happen after too many. ;)
Time to remove the old electric panel from the 50s.