A little news on our new location: Things are progressing, but not as quickly as I planned. Our main holdup has been NES. Way back in May '09, our electrician met with one of NES's engineers to map out where we would be getting power for the brewery area (which needs three-phase power). When we turned in the work order to get power, NES told us that there was not enough capacity available in our area, and we would have to pay thousands of dollars for them to get us hooked up. Well, we fought it, and they relented and agreed to do the work, but it has put us several months behind on getting the equipment fired up.
But the taproom is almost ready, just need some trim work done and to get final fire and health inspections. We are going to try to get our beer permit to run the taproom as soon as possible, even if the brewery area is not completely finished. We go before the beer board next week to see what they say about that plan.
UPDATE: NES should be setting our power poles this Friday, with power hopefully following the next week. We got word from Jim Purcell, the Energy Services Manager, and the person we worked closely with during the Green Power Switch promotion at Greer Stadium this summer, that work was about to start. Apparently, there was a miscommunication between an NES engineer and our electrician as to where we would be getting power from. Maybe after two months of waiting, we will get power soon!