Hello again friends! Happy Thursday! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks at Trek, and it is STILL March! So, we’re getting to do an elusive update 3.
First of all, John and I would like to tell you guys how amazing it is to finally get to meet some of you in person. We love chatting with you at the brewery, and getting to hear some of your stories. We’re starting to recognize some regular faces and that is awesome! Our real vision for Trek has always been a community gathering spot, that third place that feels just as comfortable as home, and we’re so excited that many of you have made it in two or three times already.
Our Saturdays have been going amazingly well. We have had a steady crowd from opening till close every week. We’re working hard to expand our hours, but right now we’re going through almost as much beer in 4 hours as we can produce in a week. Our new pilot system fermenters are up and running now, so we’re hoping to expand to Fridays and Saturdays very soon.
Our 15bbl system is being decommissioned at Seventh Son this week. We’ll have it in house very soon, and we’re working on finalizing bids for plumbing that system and getting it functional at Trek. As soon as that is up and running and filled with beer, we anticipate a 6 day a week schedule.
Now that the taproom is all finished, and the brewery phase two is underway, we’ve turned our attention to our party room. We’ve had the carpets professionally cleaned (they look awesome), and we’re working on getting the walls painted now. The paint should be done tomorrow, and we’ll continue to work on a few minor details in the coming weeks.
Did you know that you can host an event at Trek? We’ve rented it out already for a quite a few dates this summer/fall. The room rental rate is $50/hour. You can bring in your own catering or work with the food truck onsite (details provided at time of booking). You are allowed and encouraged to decorate the room any way that you wish, we just ask that you don’t use tape on the walls or confetti. If you are interested in booking the room, send us an email and we’ll get back to you shortly!
This weekend is shaping up to be awesome at Trek. We have two amazing volunteers (Hey, Katie and Russ!) pouring at the TCBC festival this Saturday in Newark. You should go and talk to them, and check out all the awesome breweries in Licking County. After that, you should come to Trek at 5, and get ready to watch the final four games and eat some delicious eats from Poppy’s Roadside Diner. If you’re looking for a suggestion – Poppy’s Reuben is far and away the best Reuben I’ve ever eaten. We’ll also be pouring the 9 of Hearts collaboration beer that all 9 Licking County breweries brewed together. It’s a delicious Licking County Common Ale brewed with Licking County honey. You can check out more details about it here.
We’re looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!