Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Half Acre Beer Co is on the move. We officially moved our belongings to our new home 4257 N. Lincoln Ave. We only had time to cram everything in a corner because we flew out to Denver to decommission all the brewing equipment that we’ll be trucking back to Chicago.
(I’ll include a couple photos of the new space in its disheveled mess)
Both Matt and I used to live in Colorado. It’s a great state that has a lot going for it. We flew into Denver on Monday morning and immediately rented a car and drove to Durango in the Southwestern part of the state. Fortunately it was timed perfectly with the changing of the Aspens. Each stand was more attractive than the next. I was continually reminded of all those Michigan radio spots that Tim Allen narrates about nature’s playground, etc. Those commercials kind of drive me crazy, but also make me want to go anywhere and drive down country roads with covered bridges, see the trees explode with color and get lost. This scratched that itch completely.
I could go on and on about the nature found in Colorado, but time is tight for the amount of work that needs to be done before all four of the tractor-trailers are loaded and ready to drive for Chicago.
I’m going to let the pictures do most of the talking here, but lets just say that the days have been long and the task is daunting. There is a huge amount of equipment that needs to be broken down and packed accordingly. This has been a great way to familiarize ourselves with the details of everything we bought. I’ll feel very connected to all this stuff after this trip, and the fact that it’s coming from a great bunch of guys (Ska Brewing Co) that have been incredibly helpful, we also feel very good that it all comes from our once home state of Colorado.
Time to work.