LoVe Aventinus Brew Session
With four brewing sessions on the Sculpture under our belts, Mike and I decide to brew a clone of one of our favorite beers. A German Doppelbock. Yes, this was what we attempted to brew on our very first brew session using the sculpture. This time we hit all our numbers and the beer was excellent.
American IPA Brew Session
Mike the ‘hop head’ Moses finally convinced me to go bitter! This was a big beer and it had an IBU rating of 68. We affectionately named it LoVe Hoppy Ale. This one didn’t stay around long either!
Third Brew Session on the Brew Sculpture
In preparation for the opening of the Brewhaus, Mike and I brewed an Irish Red Ale. Designed from one of my favorite recipes, this beer was called LoVe Red Ale. Let’s just say it didn’t last long!
Second Batch Brewed on Brew Sculpture
As the Brewhaus continued to be built, brewing also continued on the Sculpture. Based on our experience with the first batch, Mike and I made a few adjustments and then brewed an American Wheat. We called it Sculptured Summer Ale. It turned out to be a very nice beer that really helped us through the hot days working on the Brewhaus.
First Batch Brewed on Brew Sculpture
Even though the Brewhaus was not finished, Mike and I went ahead and brewed under a pop-up tent in the driveway. We both knew we couldn’t wait for the Brewhaus to be completed before we tried the new equipment. In the end we actually ended up brewing a couple of times before the Brewhaus was actually completed. Here are a few photos from the very first batch we brewed.
The Brewhaus Concept Gets Serious
While Mark and I had talked about the idea of a metal building at the end of my driveway, the idea really didn’t take shape until Mid-march. Mark and I spent time with his engineers and the city to make sure we could design something that would meet city codes. I could not build a completely enclosed garage at the end of my driveway because of a sewer easement.
Several drawings were created, and later presented to the city, to show the ideal solution with a one car garage and a collapsible carport to allow access on the easement. The first two images are the final engineering drawing. One shows the layout of exactly where the garage and carport were built. The other drawing shows the detail around the hinge for the collapsing carport.