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We Have a Brewery!

Remember in the last post when I said we had “a HUGE week” coming up?  That was no joke!  Our brewing equipment arrived!  We hired a rigging company to unload everything and rough place it on the tank pad.  The team from Criveller Group spent the next two days placing, leveling, and hooking everything up.  We ran a water test and all went well.

Next steps: finish up electrical, water and steam piping, and our glycol system.  Then brew some beer!!!

Cheers,

The Hapa’s Brewing Team

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Concrete Bar Top Gets Poured

After all the measuring, cutting, and drilling the Hapa’s Brewing Company bar was ready for its crown jewel: the concrete bar top.  The team got to work early Saturday morning and by nightfall the bar was one giant step closer to completion.

Stay tuned for more updates.  This is going to be a HUGE week for Hapa’s Brewing Company.

Cheers,

The Hapa’s Brewing Team

 

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Not Always Smooth Sailing

Opening a brewery is a lot like life: sometimes you hit a rough patch.  In our case we literally had several rough patches in our taproom floor.  Last week, we demoed these out and poured brand new concrete.  Now onto building a bar…

Cheers,

The Hapa’s Brewing Team

Rough Patch

Rough Patch

 

Smooth patch

Smooth patch

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Walk-in Cooler Gets Built

Everyone knows that beer is best served cold and to keep beer cold you need a refrigerator.  In our case we got a HUGE 600 square foot refrigerator!  This monster piece of equipment was delivered a couple weeks ago and we finally got around to putting it together.  Now all we need is some beer to put in it!

Cheers,

The Hapa’s Brewing Team

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Cargo Ships, Landscaping, and Basketball Hoops

It was a relatively quiet week at Hapa’s Brewing Company.  There are several large projects that need to be completed now that our new concrete pads are in.  These include putting up the walk-in cooler, building a fence around the mechanical pad, and patching the taproom concrete floors.

In the meantime, there has been some fun brewery news.  First, the cargo ship with our steel on it successfully navigated the Panama Canal!

Our boat passing through the Panama Canal!

Our boat passing through the Panama Canal!

Secondly, our building is looking really good as landscaping work continues!

Lovely!

Lovely!

Lastly, we put up a basketball hoop!

Basketball Hoop

Cheers,

The Hapa’s Brewing Team

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Concrete Pouring for Tank and Walk-in Pads

Great week at the brewery construction site!  We now have brand new pads to place our brewing tanks and cold storage box!  It took a crew of eight, seven cement trucks, and 70 yards of concrete to complete the job but the results speak for themselves.

Cheers,

The Hapa’s Brewing Team

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Furniture Gets Made; Construction Continues

Whole lotta action at the brewery this week.  Here’s the quick summary:

  • We built two farmhouse tables, six benches, a bar height table, and started framing the bar and finishing the newly constructed furniture (Video below.  Huge shout out to my wife for all her help!!!)
  • The steel that will soon be made into our brewery tanks is on it’s way from Italy!  It’s currently on a cargo ship called the Seaspan Dalian in port in France
  • Preparations for the new brewery and walk-in pads continued with base rock going down and rebar and dowel installation
  • We have lights!  And light switches! And power outlets!  And they all work!

Things are moving right along with plenty more milestones to come!

Cheers,

The Hapa’s Brewing Team

We Built a Wall

No, it’s not the Great Wall of China.  No, it’s not visible form space (neither is the Great Wall of China BTW).  But we’re still proud of the wall that went up in the taproom today.  This wall will give us some extra storage space and also more cleanly defines the southend of the taproom.

What else is going on you ask?  Well, after not passing our underground plumbing inspection, things have been worked out and we’re clear to start putting the concrete pads back together.  Plumbing and electrical work continues.

Cheers,

The Hapa’s Brewing Team

 

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Demolition Continues at Hapa’s Brewing Co.

Today marked day three of demolition at Hapa’s Brewing Company (day 2 wasn’t eventful enough to warrant a video).  Our concrete team went Beast Mode and completed prepping for the walk-in and tanks slabs.  This consisted of concrete removal and digging out dirt to accommodate the two feet of reinforced concrete that will be poured back in.  They were also able to saw cut and remove the concrete for the drain piping (after I stopped filming… Oops).  Electrical work continues.

Cheers,

The Hapa’s Brewing Team

 

Construction Has Begun

A few weeks ago our building permit was issued by the city of San Jose and today we broke ground on the renovations.  This is obviously a huge milestone for Hapa’s Brewing Company and one that gets us closer to opening day!  Check out the video below for a timelapse of today’s work which included removal of an existing room, saw cutting, and concrete removal.  There’s lots more to be done so check back often!

Cheers,

The Hapa’s Brewing Team

P.S. We have a YouTube channel now!