Hello out there! You guys… it’s June. Anyone else feel like the months are speeding by CRAZY fast? I swear to you, these days are so epically long, but the weeks and months are flying by. Maybe it’s just us.
We’ve had a lot of big changes over at Trek in the past couple of weeks, and it’s time to give you all an update! First, our taproom continues to do great. We’ve had some really wonderful weekends, and we’ve really enjoyed getting to know everyone coming out to do the Columbus Ale Trail. It’s really such a fun thing to be a part of! My favorite thing (other than stamping the passports) is getting to meet all the really awesome people that have joined the trail. Maybe it’s just because beer people are our kinda people, but it’s been SO much fun to talk with everyone.
We’ve made some huge progress on getting our 15bbl system installed as well. On Tuesday the glycol chiller finally made the trek to its final resting place on the roof. That was one of the biggest pieces remaining in finishing setting up the new system. Before we can brew on that system there a few more steps that need to happen. We still need to finish plumbing the glycol. After the plumbing is in place, the glycol lines will need insulated, and the steam piping lines will need insulated as well. We also need to finish reconnecting the electrical to the brewhouse. While there’s still some work to do, we’ve come a really long way in a short time! The boiler was all put back together, the brewhouse is reconstructed, the plumbing from both the boiler and the brewhouse is complete, and most of the fermenters are in their final resting places! We’re getting there. For real! It’s been a LOOONG road… but we’re starting to see the light at the end.
We’ve also finally made progress on one of our major goals which was to give back to our community. We’ve committed to the Mid-Ohio Habitat to Humanity’s #TheHouseThatBeerBuilt. We’re so excited about this that we’re doing our kick-off event for the year long project during our Fireworks for Good Party. What is this party, you ask? Well, we found out last year that from Trek’s patio/parking lot we have an awesome view of the OSU-Newark Fireworks. So, we thought this year we’d throw a super fun exclusive party in the taproom. Tickets are limited to the first 150 guests. Your $15 ticket gets you admission, your first drink, and $5 from every ticket sold goes to #TheHouseThatBeerBuilt. We’ll be partying rain or shine, but those fireworks are weather permitting. You can purchase your ticket here or in the taproom, but you should get them fast, because space is limited! We’re excited for this because we love fireworks, but also because this finally gets the ball rolling on our commitment to give back to our community.
This weekend at Trek is going to be great. We’re actually starting our weekend tonight at the Franklin Park Conservatory Bash at the Barn. We’re pouring Cream Ale and Pale Ale at this event, and we’re psyched about it. Let us know if you’ll be there and we’ll look for you tonight! Friday we’ll kick off the official start of the weekend the right way with Poppy’s Roadside Diner. You guys, Poppy has made Reuben Fries. They sound epic. Get yourself some to enjoy with your Trek beers! We’re open 3-10pm. On Saturday, we’ll be open from noon till 10pm. Come on in and chat with us and get your #CbusAleTrail passport stamped, then stick around for the FIRST appearance of Mai Chau Food Truck. We can’t WAIT for them to be out front serving up delicious food.
There really just is so much excitement happening around us. Come be a part of it all. We’ll see you this weekend at Trek!