COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
Bristol Brewing Co. - a microbrewery that settled in the lap of Pikes Peak in 1994 – continues its ‘Schoolhouse Rocks’ video series with Episode II: Show and Tell. In March 2012, three local entrepreneurs, including Bristol Brewing Co. owner Mike Bristol, acquired a nearly-century-old elementary school from District 11. Now, just four months away from officially expanding its operations, Mike and Amanda Bristol offer a sneak peek at what is to become the new brewhouse and fermentation room. The continuing video series offers updates and insider information on the project leading up to the opening scheduled for February 2013.
“Show and tell is a timeless schoolhouse tradition,” says Amanda Bristol, Bristol Brewing Co. “Our Schoolhouse Rocks video series is a nod to the previous life of the Ivywild Elementary School. Many of our regulars grew up in this [Ivywild] neighborhood, and the school has been a gem in our community for nearly a century, so this video is our way of including our neighbors, brewery family, and fellow fans of craft beer in the process of moving Bristol Brewing into a bigger and cooler space.”
To put things in perspective, Bristol Brewing Co. currently operates out of a 9,000-square-foot facility, allowing for the production of more than 10,000 barrels of Colorado craft beer brewed in 2011. At the Ivywild School, located just 152-meters from the front door of its current spot, the local microbrewery will double its capacity in the brewhouse and occupancy in the Tasting Room, building a space to accommodate demand and community.
“Our future home at the Ivywild School will allow us to keep doing what we love: brewing flavorful, one-of-a-kind ales for the people of Colorado,” added Mike Bristol. “Our new equipment from Germany is designed to be incredibly energy efficient. For me, it’s the dream brewing system.”
Within the past two weeks, the floors have been laid, the stainless steel trenches installed and the brewhouse equipment arrived from Germany, which included a grist hopper, lauter tun, mash/wort kettle and whirlpool.
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About Bristol Brewing Co.
In 1994, Bristol Brewing Company settled comfortably in the lap of Pikes Peak and began hand-brewing flavorful, one-of-a-kind ales for the people of Colorado. From its award-winning Laughing Lab Scottish Ale to its seasonal beers and Community Ales, Bristol Brewing Company's world class beers are available on draught and in bottles in select locations throughout the state. For more information, please visit http://www.bristolbrewing.com.