Like Sands Through the Hourglass….

… so are the days of opening a brewery.

If you haven’t heard, we have rented a space for the brewery.  It will be on Main Street in the Hazel Path Commons center.  It is the old Curves space in the bend of the center.  Hopefully, it will soon be bustling with activity as it is transformed into a brewery and taproom.  Here is what it currently looks like:

prop_timeline_1_20160901

I am thankful that I seem to have passed through the period where it feels like you just write checks to lawyers, and into the period where you wire money to equipment suppliers.  The core of the Half Batch brewing system has been ordered from Deutsche Beverage Technology in North Carolina, so that should arrive in about five months.  Other parts and pieces are being sought out and procured.  Hopefully it will all end up coming together into a system with which I can make some beer.  Federal permits are being applied for.  Tap handle samples are being manufactured.  Lots of other little business prep tasks are being ticked off the to do list.

In short, things are progressing for Half Batch as well as they can right now.  I hesitate to project an opening date.  There are still so many unknowns.  I am just trusting that several things will come into sharper focus as we go along, one of those being an opening date.  I feel pretty good right now about being open sometime in the Spring of 2017.  January 2017 will be the three year anniversary of my decision to seriously commit to opening a brewery, so it’s nice to feel like there is a light at the end of that long tunnel.  The last few months of this thing do promise to be a flurry of activity, though.

We are working to have some shirts available soon.  We have some proofs that we really like; now we are just waiting on the full production run.  Stayed tuned for that.  Here is not-so-great picture of our design for the first shirts (there will an option for a G-rated back and a PG-rated back in each color):

img_0594

Cheers and stay tuned.  Delicious locally brewed is coming Hendersonville’s way soon.

-Nate