It was a little while ago that we announced the Feds had granted us our brewing permit, and though build progress has been slow since then, we never stopped brewing. So mark your calendars friends, we've got some events coming up!
Here are some pics of the build-out thus far. It's a 1300 square foot space, but it's amazing how fast that shrinks! Above is a "before" shot of the main space from the cooler room doorway. Below we had to cut into the floor to lay the drain pipes for the cooler room (other side of the far wall) and the sinks for the tasting bar, which will be along the wall.
The brew house area
The front entrance
Fermentation and cold room, roughed in with floor drains
Laying in the plumbing
Framing out the brew house
windows and doors installed. The windows were the original ones from when our building was a factory in the late 1800's.
The doors are new but match the windows perfectly
The new hallway to the bathroom
The fermentation room, with new wall and doorway to the cooler section
Thanks to everyone who came out to the tasting today! We were floored by the interest and support by the local community and we can't wait to get going on our renovations. Stay tuned here for more updates, pics of the build, and news on our progress towards being a fully up and running brewery!
When we started this venture there was one thing we wanted above all else, and that was to brew our beer in our home state of Connecticut. With that in mind we decided on a building and started the process of turning it into the home of Lost Elm Brewing Company. Unfortunately reality caught up with us fast. As we went through all the requirements for (literally) building the infrastructure from the ground up, we quickly realized that Lost Elm wouldn’t be up and running for more than a year, maybe even longer at that location. For us, that was just too long to wait.
Our new location in Stafford has everything we need to get down to brewing. Now we will be hand brewing our beers and serving them to Connecticut months earlier than we originally thought. The people of Stafford have been incredibly supportive, and we’re extremely excited to have our company here. Stay tuned for more updates, pictures of the build-out, and announcements on where you can find Lost Elm beers!
We can’t wait to be Connecticut’s best local brewery, and with your help we can see that dream become a reality. Cheers and Drink Local!