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Re: Smoke on the Brewery
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2011, 05:08:17 PM »
driving a customer's car with the wrong tag on it
I don't even know what this means, let alone the felony misdemeanor part. ;D
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Re: Smoke on the Brewery
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2011, 05:15:59 PM »
Sorry to hear about the bad news Sean...that was a beautiful historic building. Glad to hear you are safe.
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Re: Smoke on the Brewery
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2011, 05:33:07 PM »
driving a customer's car with the wrong tag on it
I don't even know what this means, let alone the felony misdemeanor part. ;D
I had just rebuilt the engine in an RX-8, which the customer/owner hasn't bought a license plate for and I wanted to test drive the car, so I put a tag on it that I own.  I think I was pulled over for driving a yellow RX-8 (maybe it looked suspicious?), then he checked the tag number, which didn't match the car. 
I'm supposed to have a dealer or transporter tag for situations like this.  I'm trying to get one before my court date.

btw I didn't really mean to hijack the smoking brewery topic.  I hope that works out soon.
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Re: Smoke on the Brewery
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2011, 05:55:00 PM »
I'm supposed to have a dealer or transporter tag for situations like this.  I'm trying to get one before my court date.
Assuming you have a reasonable judge, I think that will go a long way toward getting you off or at least reduced penalty.  Plead ignorance/stupidity and show you're fixing the problem so it doesn't happen again. ;)

Sean, when you can get back in the brewery to assess the damage I know you'll be super busy, but post an update when you get a chance.   Hopefully things can get back up and running quickly, and insurance will cover the losses (lost product, damage, lost earnings, etc).
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Re: Smoke on the Brewery
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2011, 07:50:33 PM »
That really bites, Sean.  Hang in there and keep us posted.

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Re: Smoke on the Brewery
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2011, 08:16:30 PM »
I hope they catch the arsonist and charge him with a misdemeanor felony.  :P
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Re: Smoke on the Brewery
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2011, 11:23:41 PM »
Thanks for the well wishes, everyone. I was in the brewery for a little while this afternoon. We still don't have power, so it's hard to be sure exactly what the extent of the damage is. There's standing water in the brewery, but only a couple inches, so the beer in the tanks is probably OK. If we go too much longer without being able to heat them the actively fermenting beer might have to be dumped, but that's only a couple dozen barrels or so. All the packaged beer should be able to be hosed off and be fine once the cardboard is replaced. The restaurant upstairs is going to be a total rebuild - the ceiling came down in several places and everything was totally saturated with water and smoke. We were supposed to be opening the first week of May, and I doubt that will happen, but we probably won't miss the entire season like POW and Adelaide's. We've already notified the insurers, so once they do their walkthrough we'll know more.
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Re: Smoke on the Brewery
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2011, 11:32:14 PM »
:o

It sounds like you'll have plenty of time to fix the brewery if the restaurant is a total rebuild.  Maybe there is somewhere in town that will put the beer on tap in the meantime?  I really hope the insurance comes through and they don't try to screw you.
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Re: Smoke on the Brewery
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2011, 12:08:49 AM »
Sean, good luck.  Hope you can be back up in production and making beer for the tourist season.
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Re: Smoke on the Brewery
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2011, 02:59:21 AM »
Man.

I have received multiple emails today expressing the regional grief of this tragic fire.

Mostly from historical folks who remember a classic water hole
with live music.
Perhaps your team at Silverton Brewery can step up and help fill that void.



Best wishes.  Lots of history there Sean.  It has happened before.  Rebuild.

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Re: Smoke on the Brewery
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2011, 03:56:23 AM »
Hopefully your ingredients and equipment are intact and usable. Get it back online as soon as you can. It looks like you have a fantastic setup and maybe you can continue focusing on your outside sales until the brewpub is restored. Good Luck and let us know how things evolve.