We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! We will be closed Weds/Thurs/Fri but will be back open for Saturday and Sunday for regular hours so you can stop in for a break from shopping at the mall!
The recent triple digit heat wave won’t keep us from the task-at-hand: construction continues as the RT Rogers Brewing Company slowly begins to take shape. We’re looking at a busy summer as we continue with electrical wiring, wood-working, painting, and prepping for brewing equipment.
Quick update on construction progress!
The new concrete floor has been poured and framing has started on the south side of the brewery. In the photo at the top of this post you can see things starting to take shape: towards the back there are two new restrooms, an office, and storage space for grain and tools.
The real action will be found in the foreground of the image: this is the brewing area as seen from where the cold room will eventually land. You might also note the partition wall on the right which is where patrons can view the brewing area and see the equipment up close.
Coming up next time: cold room construction and framing in the taproom area.
Bustin’ up cement and diggin’ holes has commenced!
It’s been a long time coming but we’ve finally gotten all the ducks organized into their respective rows and started construction. The first order of business was to celebrate the moment with a small groundbreaking ceremony.
Our CUP Hearing was held on November 3rd and we were able to pass muster! Thanks are in order:
- Sierra Madre Planning Office: Thank you for your time time and effort in helping with the CUP application and presentation.
- Sierra Madre Planning Commission: Thank you for your thoughtful consideration and deliberation in granting our CUP.
- RT Rogers Brewing Company Supporters: And a big thank-you to all the amazing individuals that came to the hearing and supported us with kind words and encouragement.
What this means is that we can finally get down to the business of building a craft brewery at this location. We’re eager to get started on that and will be posting construction updates here at the blog and also at our construction page.
From the archives of British Pathé:
Excellent footage of proprietor and brewmaster Dick Olding brewing beer at the Golden Lion at Southwick, Hampshire in 1947.
We’re glad to see that they’re still going strong at The Golden Lion in 2016. A plaque hanging in the pub commemorates the use of the property as an officers mess during Operation Overlord; it notes that, “General Dwight D. Eisenhower drank half pints of bitter here whilst General Sir Bernard Montgomery confined himself to grapefruit juice.”