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View from Gerald St

This view from the corner of West Belt/Gerald Street shows the three main areas of the building: bar, back of house (pre-clad in green waterproof board, awaiting recycled roof iron cladding) and two storey brewhouse.  You need to use a bit of imagination to see beyond the ugly white storage container and scaffolding, but not for too much longer!  The Council are due to start work in March upgrading the pavement and providing angle parking along our West Belt frontage - am guessing THAT will be a favourite parking spot from some of our future regulars.

Round the back

The recycled tin cladding on the back of the kitchen area, trimmed with chunky rimu posts.  Wooden sliding door reclaimed from The Twisted Hop in Poplar Lane leads through to the conditioning rooms at the back of the brewery

Doors on the classroom

Quite a bit of progress this last week, working towards the pre-line inspection so we can get cracking with gib board.  Old school doors on the classroom (for beer education purposes - and other functions!) have been installed.  Yet to fit the metal bar to guide the bi-folds as they roll open onto the courtyard area:


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