Sycamore Brewing: Before and After
Transforming an old auto garage into a taproom and production brewery is no small feat. Looking back at the photographs we’ve taken along the way, I’m blown away by both the progress and scope of the project. I hope you’ll join us at the brewery this November 1st to celebrate the culmination of a huge amount of hard work!
Over the course of just under a year, we took this old 1950's building back to four walls and a roof. In the production area, we even removed the sturdy concrete floor in order to install our trench drains and achieve adequate drainage.
With most interior walls removed, we were left with a giant, empty concrete-block box. It was now time to begin transforming this ugly, empty box into an inviting space and bustling production brewery.
Justin and I have both worn many hats throughout this project and will continue to do anything necessary in order to create and sustain a successful brewery. Among other things, Justin has been responsible for all of the brewery operations. He sourced the equipment, installed the equipment and has now brewed several batches of beer on our 15 Barrel brewhouse.
Justin has been onsite every day and has built the brewery from the ground up. I know he feels a huge sense of pride knowing that he touched every screw, every tri-clamp, every foot of glycol piping in the brewery. I am happy to report that our first five batches of beer brewed on the brewhouse are fermenting well and tasting great!
While Justin’s focus has been the production side of the business, I have focused on the front of house as well as the overall look and feel of the brewery. It was important to me that we create a warm welcoming space where people would feel at home enjoying a couple of beers. I’m happy with the results and hope to continually improve the space and the property in the months and years to come.
Thanks! We hope to see you on November 1st!