Finishing Up the Brewery Floor

We are quite pleased with our sloped floor in the brewing area, and we want to keep it in good shape for a long time. After allowing the new concrete to cure for several weeks, we brought in the experts from Vermont Eco-Floors to prep the surface and coat it with epoxy.

Cutting the surface for improved adherence.

Cutting the surface for improved adherence.

Here is the brewing area floor after a second coat of epoxy. The center trench drain will have its stainless steel grating installed soon.

Here is the brewing area floor after a second coat of epoxy. The center trench drain will have its stainless steel grating installed soon.

Brewery tanks waiting for the epoxy to cure.

Brewery tanks waiting for the epoxy to cure.

We had the floor in the tasting area polished and coated. The bar will be moved into place soon.

We had the floor in the tasting area polished and coated. The bar will be moved into place soon.

Mash tun and lauter tun ready for final positioning.

Mash tun and lauter tun ready for final positioning.

Fermenters and brite tanks in their new home. We will fine tune their spacing this week.

Fermenters and brite tanks in their new home. We will fine tune their spacing this week.

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From Warehouse to Brewery – The Transformation of 703 Pine

The Queen City Brewery team has been working hard over the past several months to convert a warehouse into an efficient brewing facility with a warm, inviting tasting area. The following set of photos shows our progress – we hope to be making beer soon!

The original view of the southwest corner of QCB's space.

The original view of the southwest corner of QCB’s space.

After cleaning up and painting the steel beams, our painters did a great job covering the ceiling with a dark, dark green.

After cleaning up and painting the steel beams, our painters did a great job covering the ceiling with a dark, dark green.

The concrete floor was cut to allow installation of plumbing and electrical conduit. as well as the brewery's trench drain.

The concrete floor was cut to allow installation of plumbing and electrical conduit. as well as the brewery’s trench drain.

The next step was to frame the walls for two restrooms, the boiler room, and the grain room. The south wall was also framed to support large metal panels.

The next step was to frame the walls for two restrooms, the boiler room, and the grain room. The south wall was also framed to support large metal panels.

New ductwork was installed for the HVAC system. We want to keep customers and employees comfortable.

New ductwork was installed for the HVAC system. We want to keep customers and employees comfortable.

The brewery floor was poured on top of the existing concrete to create a sloped area near the trench drain. We don't like squeegees!

The brewery floor was poured on top of the existing concrete to create a sloped area near the trench drain. We don’t like squeegees!

Our skilled concrete team pours the second half of our brewery area, while a nice storage area is constructed above the boiler/grain rooms.

Our skilled concrete team pours the second half of our brewery area, while a nice storage area is constructed above the boiler/grain rooms.

Metal wall panels are installed to brighten the entire space. That 1951 International pickup truck to the right is a very special piece of brewery equipment.

Metal wall panels are installed to brighten the entire space. That 1951 International pickup truck to the right is a very special piece of brewery equipment.

And here's where things stand as of Dec. 1st. We will soon apply an epoxy coating to the brewery area, and move our fermenters, brite tanks, and brewhouse vessels into place. It's going to be a great month!

And here’s where things stand as of Dec. 1st. We will soon apply an epoxy coating to the brewery area, and move our fermenters, brite tanks, and brewhouse vessels into place. It’s going to be a great month!