Good Robot Brewing Co.

Month: March 2015

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Brewery Construction Update 3: Ándale! Ándale! Mami, E.I. E.I. Uh-ohhhhh!

What’s popping tonight? I’ll tell ya what: another Wrought Iron Brewing Company brewery construction update, hopefully the last before our full equipment arrives. Last summer, we laughed when industry folk said we wouldn’t open until summer 2015 or later. As usual, experience trumped hubris and we are being forced to swallow our pride. Thankfully, we have some pretty tasty beer to wash it down with.

 

Eugene of Harbourview Electrical boosting a car at Wrought Iron Brewing Company craft microbrewery in North End of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Eugene and Trevor of Harbourview Electrical are a pleasure to work with. They’ve gone above and beyond their scope, holding up Robie St. traffic to help vehicles enter our driveway, off-loading equipment from trucks and even buying us coffees. Plus, they bicker, laugh and swear all day like an old married couple of sailors. Here’s Gene boosting the electrical inspector’s car. Wrought irony.

Our last brewery construction update indicated equipment was arriving in two weeks. I’m not a fan of internet initialisms, but LOL! Here’s a fun game you can play at home: take a drink every time we mention “delay” in this post. On the positive, the delays [DRINK] have given us plenty of time to organise ourselves in-house.

 

Angus and three-phase power at Wrought Iron Brewing Company craft microbrewery in North End of Halifax, Nova Scotia

We’ve upgraded to three-phase electrical. Equipment starters are delayed.

 

Propane at Wrought Iron Brewing Company craft microbrewery in North End of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Propane is in. CSA inspection is causing delays.

 

Mill at Wrought Iron Brewing Company craft microbrewery in North End of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Our mill arrived on time! Unfortunately, the mill room is delayed.

 

Angus, Doug, mash tun and kettle at Wrought Iron Brewing Company craft microbrewery in North End of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Mash tun and kettle are in! Burner is delayed.

 

Tom DeLay at Wrought Iron Brewing Company craft microbrewery in North End of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Tom DeLay.

 

The remaining equipment is scheduled to arrive Monday, March 16th. We’re shooting for a tentative opening date in late April. TENTATIVE. That is subject to weather delays, equipment delays, inspection delays, brewing delays and delays otherwise unaccounted for. If you’ve been playing our drinking game, you’re probably feeling pretty rosy now, so I’ll end it there. Beer will come. Beer always comes to those who love to drink.

 

Warehouse 1 at Wrought Iron Brewing Company craft microbrewery in North End of Halifax, Nova Scotia
Warehouse 2 at Wrought Iron Brewing Company craft microbrewery in North End of Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

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