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Today is a big step forward

It is a big day! We have all our permits and construction for Dreaming Dog Brewery will begin on Monday, June 5! So excited to get this brewery off the ground.  Join our mailing list and a select few will be invited to the soft opening – before the general public. Thanks everyone for all […]

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A Sad Note

I’ve debated whether or not to post this note. I don’t want this to be a place for anything other than information about our brewery. But, this is a story about both our brewery and our family. Last Friday, March 3, the inspiration for our brewery name, Dreaming Dog Brewery, had to leave us. Mason […]

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Permitting!

Another day, another milestone. Received notice from our architect that the final electrical designs are in-hand and the permit document package is being assembled. We should have everything ready for submission to the City of Elk Grove tomorrow. Feels like we’re finally getting traction and it’s starting to move a whole lot faster. WooHoo! So […]

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A Momentous Day

Today is momentous for Dreaming Dog Brewery. We received notification that the Feds (TTB) have approved our application to qualify as a brewery. It’s a first step, but a big one. The next big hurdles are to finish our Cal ABC filings, and construction, and furnishings, and getting first batches of beer into fermentors, etc., […]

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Initial Beer Line-up

Speaking of our opening in May, we have been working on our initial brews for the opening. We’re proposing the following as our initial beer offerings: Xoloitzcuintli (Xolo) Lager, a Mexican-Style Vienna Lager SRM: 3 IBU: 13 ABV: 4.4% English Black Lab Porter, an English-Style Dark Porter SRM: 35 IBU: 30 ABV: 6.0% Smooth Collie […]

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Planning for Construction Continues

We continue to work on our construction plans. Finalizing the electrical design, which is complicated by the 200A/208VAC/3Phase requirements for our brewhouse. We’ve doubled-down on the engineering design work with the intent of having a permitting set of drawings ready to go by end of February. That likely means our opening date is pushed out […]

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Brew house and construction

We have received our brew house equipment and placed into storage. We continue to negotiate and finalize our construction plans. Should be submitting permits this next week.

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Education, Compliance and Construction

It is my firm belief you can never know too much. To that end, I attend a one-week brewing class at UC Davis, Intensive Brewing Science. Met a number of people from all over the world through this class. Gain some new insights on the handling of yeast. It’s always a pleasure to interact with […]

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Architect and Contractors

Met with our architect today to review construction bids. Some of the bids were just outrageous. We are seeking some addition bids for specific work to see if we can’t reign-in some of the costs. It’s going to force us to delay a bit longer on build-out, but we have to watch our available capital. […]

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Getting Ready for Permit Submissions

Getting final documentation together for our permit submission with the City of Elk Grove. Hopefully this starts moving quicker as we have equipment getting ready to ship and only storage for keeping that can accommodate these items.

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