February 11-25th

To keep this less like a book and more like a blog post, I'm going to lightly gloss over a few things that have gone on the last 2 weeks.

We finally finished digging out the basement. The work we've done for head room and footings is really hard to explain. We had some great help on one of the Saturday's which was excellent and much needed. Now that the digging is finished, we are moving toward concrete.

We worked on finalizing beers for the Centennial Beer Fest...then served those beers at the previously mentioned festival the weekend of February 21st. We brought Green Chile Beer, Oak Aged Imperial Breakfast Porter, Black IPA, Apricot Blonde, and Dunkelweizen. Each beer received a ton of great comments but the Breakfast Porter and Green Chile Beer stole the limelight. In addition, the Icing Cafe (in Oakville) prepared two desserts that paired with the Black IPA and the Breakfast Porter. The sea-salt caramel cake went with the IPA and was a huge hit. The pairing was unbelievably good. An expresso chocolate cake when with the porter which was also fantastic. Overall, the festival went as well as it could.

Outside of the festival and the digging we've had to do the standard things like life insurance (for our loan), more paperwork, applying for licenses, and prepping for upcoming work.

The next month will be huge but as of now we feel we're still well on pace for a September 1st opening.

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