Our boil kettle, old faithful, the lady of San Leandro, the keeper of the Drake’s hoppy place, has been churning out 15 barrel batches of excellent beer here for over twenty years, and she’s tired. She’s ready to head to the land of long-loved brewing equipment.
We have her replacement standing in the wings. He’s warmed up and ready with 20 barrels of boil capacity and raring to take his turn at the helm of the Drake’s brewhouse. There is only one problem.
Our solution? We are moving some of fermenters out of the way. Today, five 20 barrel tanks will be migrating just next door into our new cellar-room to join those 60 barrel beauties that arrived at the end of September.
The Gist: Tank Moving= More Space = New Boil Kettle = More Beer. It’s a Festivus miracle. Cheers.