Slow and steady

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Much like these little hop shoots, growing something great takes time. While we are building, plastering, painting, and getting ready for our equipment we have started growing a few hop bines which will produce lovely Cascade hops (little soft green buds that look a little like pinecones that create all sorts of citrusy and fruity flavours in beer) in a few years. While growing and building are fun acts of patience, we're impatiently looking forward to a few more months from now when we can share some hoppy beers with you at our brewery taproom!

 

Set in stone

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Set in stone. Brewery equipment is heavy stuff, especially when filled with hundreds of liters of beer. One of our first big jobs has been preparing our “brewery pad” where our tanks and brewhouse will live. Dave from Pro-Concrete & Restoration LTD has been working with us since before we took possession of our building at 181 Commonwealth to make sure our concrete is done right, right from the start. Featuring a lovely trench drain down the middle (installed by the folks of King’s Plumbing and Heating), this pad will be used for all of our brewing, cleaning, and packaging for the first few years of Landwash Brewery. In about a month, when it’s all set, Dave will be back to cover it in durable red epoxy which will protect it from all the acids and caustics we use to clean our tanks. Lots of work ahead of us still, but it’s easier with a good floor below.

Looking for some morning reading?

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Looking for some morning reading? We're featured in the business section of today's The Telegram! Thanks to Kenn Oliver for dropping by our big empty warehouse yesterday for a first look and a good chat. Some of the Landwash Brewery team will be down at St. John's BrewFes tonight (just as beer-loving attendees this year), so if you see them, say hi!

Link: http://www.thetelegram.com/business/the-pursuit-of-hoppy-ness-in-mount-pearl-203893/

Landwash Brewery Announces Beginning of Construction

NEWS RELEASE: Landwash Brewery Announces Beginning of Construction

Landwash Brewery to brew and serve beer in Mount Pearl by the end of 2018

Mount Pearl - 19 April 2018

The team at Landwash Brewery are happy to announce the beginning of the construction phase of Landwash Brewery at 181 Commonwealth Ave in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador.  The three person team of Christina Coady, Jennifer Defreyne, and Chris Conway have been working over the past several months to develop the project, including the completion of the provincial environmental assessment and obtaining a municipal development permit from the city of Mount Pearl. Landwash Brewery has now begun its construction phase aiming to serve beer by the end of 2018 in an inhouse brewery taproom, onsite brewers’ retail of both growlers and cans, and in kegs to bars and restaurants.

Landwash Brewery’s team draws from both a professional brewing background and extensive project management expertise. Defreyne, who has twenty years of project management experience, partnered with Coady and Conway who were the founding brewers and co-head brewers at Toronto’s Folly Brewpub which ranked in the top ten breweries in Ontario in both editions of The Ontario Craft Beer Guide. “Landwash Brewery has been a dream of ours for a long time,” says Conway who, like Coady, is a native of neighbouring St. John’s. He continues, “it's so rare that you get to move home to not only pursue your dream, but also to work in your profession and to participate in the biggest craft beer boom in the provinces’ history. We feel really lucky.”

Landwash Brewery has a 15 BBL (roughly 1700 liters) system ordered from DME in Prince Edward Island with a scheduled delivery estimated for the end of the summer. In its first full year of projection, Landwash intends to brew over 1000 hL of beer, which works out to more than 200,000 473mL cans. “We hope to build a little bit of taproom culture here,” says Coady. “Taprooms are great, fun, family friendly spaces that can act as both tourism hubs and casual, comfortable neighbourhood hangouts,” she continues, “We’re really excited to bring that to Mount Pearl.” Located just off the Pitt’s Memorial Drive and near a future extension of the Team Gushue Highway at the intersection of Brookfield Road, Old Placentia Road, and Commonwealth Avenue, Landwash is only ten minutes from downtown St. John’s and less than twenty minutes from most of the Greater Metro Area.

More information about the beers that Landwash Brewery will be brewing will be announced in the coming months of construction before a targeted late 2018 opening. The current range of beers will trend toward modern American craft styles with some Belgian influences, which will also include some barrel aged beers and sour beers as the brewery develops. Landwash Brewery also intends to feature local food producers and food trucks as popup events throughout the year as the taproom will not have a permanent kitchen.

To follow along with Landwash Brewery, follow @landwashbrewery on facebook, instagram, and twitter or on landwashbrewery.com where we will be blogging occasionally about the building process.

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The Landwash Brewery Team

Attached photo credit Alick Tsui. Photo of (left to right) Jennifer Defreyne, Chris Conway, and Christina Coady.