Thursday, January 5, 2012

Alesmith's Tasting Room Remodel

Alesmith Brewing Company is remodeling its tasting room, and the remodel is expected to reopen January 19th.  Here is part of an Alesmith newsletter I received this morning:
Tasting Room Closure/Remodel

The AleSmith tasting room will be closed until January 19th, 2012.  But before you get too disappointed, please read on for all of the exciting changes to come in 2012! 

2011 saw some great growth for AleSmith.  The AleSmith team has grown from six to twelve people, we received our brand new bottling line in August, we won 3 Silver Medals at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival and our new 90bbl fermenters started arriving in November! These changes will allow us to increase our capacity to 12,000bbls per year! 

In addition to all of the brewhouse changes, we've just started a complete remodel of the AleSmith tasting room!  As we previously mentioned, the tasting room will be closed January 1-18th for the remodel.  Some of the changes in store for the new tasting room are a larger bar (with built in beer engine), two restrooms and awards display area.  We will re-open on January 19th at 2pm.  Some construction will still be underway when we re-open, so we've decided to hold a grand re-opening party in mid-February. 

As we finish up the final touches on the remodel, stay tuned to the AleSmith Anvil Newsletter for the formal re-opening party announcement and for more information about expanded tasting room hours, food truck events and more one-off beers being produced.
It looks like Alesmith is expanding its tasting room hours, too.  The current tasting room hours are:

Thursday 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

It was not too long ago when Alesmith's tasting room consisted of a makeshift bar at the back of the brewery. 

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