Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Catching Up with Beaver Run Brewery
So before we even cracked open the offering of the day, we went out for a site visit to the basement of his barn, where he is clearing out some old equipment and siding so that he can move a much larger operation outside of the house.
The first photo here is of a subterranean room that used to house a walk-in refrigerator when the place was first built in the 1930's. It had been inoperable since Sally and Dan moved in, mainly used for storage. Now Dan hopes to take advantage of the consistent cellar temperatures to establish a lagering room.
He's added a propane set-up for future batches, and recently moved up to a 15-gallon copper so that he can do all grain batches. It's quite the thing.
I don't see myself getting that far along. Not for now, anyway.