Planning to Open in May!

Over the past few weeks, the QCB team has been putting the finishing touches on both the brewery and tasting area. We hope to have our final inspections completed over the next couple of weeks, brew our first six batches, and open our doors to the public in May. Our lineup will include Landlady Ale (an ESB), Queen City Porter, Saint Amandus (Belgian amber ale), Duchess of Antwerp (Belgian blond ale), as well as two German-style offerings, Queen City Dunkel and K├Âlsch. To make sure you get the latest updates, check out our Facebook page.

Here are a few recent photos from the the brewery. A big thanks to everyone for your encouragement over the past year!

Brew kettle and mash tun stacks ready to be installed.

Brew kettle and mash tun stacks ready to be installed.

The brewhouse with the new stacks welded in place. The top two pipes along the wall make up the glycol loop which will keep the fermenters cool.

The brewhouse with the new stacks welded in place. The top two pipes along the wall make up the glycol loop which will keep the fermenters cool.

Newly installed taps in the tasting area. Design and finish work by QCB's own Sarah van Ryckevorsel.

Newly installed taps in the tasting area. Design and finish work by QCB’s own Sarah van Ryckevorsel.

Dispensing system inside the walk-in cooler. Ready for some kegs!

Dispensing system inside the walk-in cooler. Ready for some kegs!

Old serving trays add a bit of color to the mezzanine overlooking the bar.

Old serving trays add a bit of color to the mezzanine overlooking the bar.

QCB's resident craftsman, Paul Held, working on the side bar which will separate the tasting area from the brewery.

QCB’s resident craftsman, Paul Held, working on the side bar which will separate the tasting area from the brewery.

The finished side bar - it looks great!

The finished side bar – it looks great!

Stay tuned. We are getting close to brewing our first production batches. (The photographer couldn't resist taking sip of beer. After all, a fresh rauchbier is hard to find.)

Stay tuned. We are getting close to brewing our first production batches. (The photographer couldn’t resist taking sip of beer. After all, a fresh rauchbier is hard to find.)

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