January 30, 2013

Finally...the new front door has arrived!

The entrance to the office had an ugly, metal industrial door (not to mention it was REALLY drafty. And by drafty, I mean gail-force winds would swirl through the office).  Our poor contractor, Ed, was turning into an icicle.

Tada!  Now that the door doesn't allow the elements in, the carpet can get installed next.  I also included a few shots of the new paint and ceiling.  Exciting, right?!







January 27, 2013

Asbury Park BeerFest

Though we couldn't participate yet, I checked out the Asbury Park BeerFest @APBeerfest last night.  It was great to see the NJ Breweries and other great beer from around the country.  Congratulations to Kane Brewing (Ocean, NJ) for winning fan favorite!

It was great to meet so many new people and future friends of Blackthorn.

Slainte!


January 17, 2013

Construction Permits!!

After much waiting and anticipation, we finally received our building/construction permit today.  Let the full-blown construction begin!


Construction Permit - Left.  Demo Permit - Right.

January 16, 2013

Progress Updates

We finally have some photos to update everyone on Blackthorn's progress!  The kitchenette in the office is making strides, the office has been painted and the closet built and the grain room almost has a ceiling.









January 14, 2013

Our Tippy is Ordered!

We just ordered a 20 gallon tippy (small scale brewing equipment for test batches) and two fermenters.  Can't wait to start brewing!

Slainte!

January 6, 2013

NY Times Reports on New NJ Beer Laws

The NY Times published a great article on how New Jersey's microbreweries and brew pubs are taking advantages of new beer-laws passed in 2012


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/nyregion/new-rules-loosen-the-tap-at-microbreweries-and-brew-pubs-in-new-jersey.html?_r=1&