I haven't seen Carl, wasn't he supposed to be visiting Seattle some time for a distillers conference?
I'm fine with replacing Romar, because what is Romar anyway? Oh, google knows. I don't follow basketball, it is the lowest of all sports, far far below the second lowest (which is baseball of course). I mostly only watch the top four sports: football, hockey, rugby, and hurling/camogie. I like to put on golf when I want to take a nap. Seriously, it's very soothing.
Things are still busy, but I gave notice at Bluebird so I won't be brewing 2 bbl batches much longer. Maybe one more to finish training my replacement, then I'm done. I'm still working at UW and have not given notice there yet, but that should come in the next couple of months.
We signed a lease for 4000 sqft of warehouse/offices in Redmond, 3000 will be dedicated brewing space and 1000 for the tasting room. I spent last weekend tearing out drywall and scraping up floor tiles, we took over a ton of debris to the dump on Saturday. We're going to be putting in a 15 bbl steam fired system which should get delivered at the beginning of July. We've got some time to get everything done, but there is a LOT to get done.
The last couple of months have been busy between the two jobs, courses I am taking online (http://www.pdx.edu/cepe/the-business-of-craft-brewing
), and putting together a business plan, looking for space, etc. But things are falling into place.
I will definitely be in GR, but before that I'll be in Denver for CBC - anyone else going? Keith? Ron? Sean?
Sean, how are things going in Leadville? I want to come visit before CBC, will that work?