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Day 10 Construction

Received inspection approval for in-ground plumbing, pouring concrete to seal the floor, starting to rough-in the duct work for the taproom HVAC. Concrete finishing in the back of the house (eventually for additional employee restroom) Concrete finishing for mop sink and back trench drain Loading in concrete along back trench drain Nervous concrete truck driver, […]

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Day 8 Construction

We had the supervisor (Lucy) overseeing the project, too.  Finishing the rough-in for the below ground plumbing (sewer drains). Final rough-in, preparing for inspection The supervisor overseeing construction Final rough-in for the mop sink and trench drains

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Day 4 Construction

Starting to lay in the plumbing for the sewer. They are having to hand dig all of this trenching, up to four feet deep to connect with the existing sewer lines. We are really happy with the progress being made by this team. Taproom drains Taproom drains and low-voltage conduits Piping for trench drains

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Lumber for the Front and Back Bars

Met with Deutschman Lumber in Sonora yesterday.  Happy circumstance, the owner, Bob Deutschman, is a Marine Corps Veteran and was an ECM Avionics tech on A-6s.  We both served about the same time and actually serviced some of the same aircraft, though my work was behind the scene fixing the boxes. Deutschman Lumber will be […]

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Construction Progresses, Days 1 and 2

Construction has started with teams placing mark-ups for the location of walls.  Then, they really got busy and cut the concrete foundation for location of all the sewer drains.  It is getting very busy in the brewery. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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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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