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Beer in your face in about four weeks

That about sums it up, doesn’t it?

This week’s post is brought to you by Dave. He used the title in an email, and he’s the one who called me last week. “I have something to tell you,” he said, “and you can’t tweet it.”

He knows me so well. Had he instead opened with “The SLA has given us a conditional approval,” well, that would have been on Twitter before he had finished the sentence.

You want this, don't you? The beer is swelling in you now. Take your pint glass. Use it. I am unarmed. Strike me down with it. Give in to your desire for hops. With each passing moment you make yourself more my servant.

There you have it. We have our SLA approval.

Now, it’s “conditional” because they need to get a Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Buffalo, and that can’t be given until our construction is done. Do you know what we are doing this weekend? We are doing our damndest to finish construction. From there it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to get inspected by the Department of Agriculture. After that, we have to get down to brewing some beer! Once that conditions, well… check your local listings.

We anticipate this will all take about four weeks. It could be a little more, it could be a little less. The date when we are sending beer to bars will not necessarily be the same as when we start filling growlers, as that’s another permit we need to get. Depending on timing it might be day and date, but, you know, be forewarned.

Kickstarter backers will get to see the brewery sooner: our neighbors at Abaca Press have delivered the shirts and hoodies and so all that’s left is to get the growler suits in and we’ll be ready to go. We will ship your rewards, absolutely, but part of the rewards for everyone was a tour of the place, a spot for you to sign your name by our growler filling station and (the most valuable of all) some free high fives. It has come to my attention that some backers have already received high fives and so be warned, any from now on will cost you. Details on that soon, but we’ll be having office hours before we open.

Speaking of Kickstarter, you are aware that the Lloyd Taco Truck is raising money for a second truck, right? And that the WNY Book Arts Center (where we printed our coasters) has one for the 2012 Small Press Book Fair? Support local causes, folks.

6 comments on “Beer in your face in about four weeks

  1. Tara (Ethan's sister) on

    Congrats but … how does this help me in NJ? Have you solved how to send beer by email yet?

  2. Dan on

    I am confident that advances in 3D printers will soon make this a possibility.

    (although, really, if scientists create a food replicator and make anything but earl grey first I will be very disappointed in them)

  3. Michael on

    Congratulations. It’s amazing to see the light and the end of a very long tunnel for you guys. I look forward to being there on opening day, cash in hand, to get a growler or two (or more).

  4. Jon on

    Sorry I missed the kickstart drive, but I will definitely be making the 2.5-hour drive to trade you money for beer once you open!

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