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Happy 2016!

Another year in the books!  Hope everyone had a great holiday!  We’re very excited for 2016! We have some ideas we look forward to executing this year to help take this brewery to the next level.  One of the main ways to do that is with MORE BEER!  In 2015 we were able to release our “gateway beers” Matador Red and Valley Girl Blonde.  We have tanks and kegs full and looking forward to having more tap handles across the Valley!  Stay tuned for on tap locations!  In 2016 we will be releasing our Baltic Porter and Imperial IPA along with other smaller batch seasonals.

We continue to thank everyone for the support and going out and finding us on tap.  Also we still have Founding Memberships and other merch available.  Please spread the word thru friends, family and co-workers!  Cheers to 2016!

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818 Brewing Founders Club and merchandise!

First Kegs Released, Tapped and GONE!

We want to thank everyone that came out for our first Keg release events!  The kegs didn’t have a chance!  They were gone quick!  We have refilled and will be on tap at Schoonerville – Taps – Crazy Harry’s and Lane 33 soon.  Check out some of the pics and vids from opening night!

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Get in the KEG!

Our first production batch of beer is in kegs and will be tapped for the First time on 11-4-15 at Crazy Harry’s Bar in Winnetka, CA.  Our story starts at this location and we’re thankful we have the opportunity to tap the first keg there.  We will also be tapping two other locations with our first batch.  Schoonerville in Canoga Park, CA on 11-6-15 which is walking distance from the brewery and they’ve been dealing with us walking in dusty and dirty from construction and also ready to serve us a refreshing beer after the long work nights at the brewery!  Taps in Northridge is also supporting us with this first batch.  The name Matador Red was born at Taps and we’re excited that this beer gets to make a debut here!

Below is the journey of the first batch!

BREWED: 9-26-15

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On 10.8.15 we transferred the first batch of Matador Red ( 90 gallons ) from the fermenter to the brite tanks.  To carbonate and clarify.

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The kegs have been patiently waiting to be filled up.  We decided to go with stainless steel kegs to start.  Some new plastic keg options are available and could be an option down the road.  BUT at this point in our process the name of the game is controlling as many variables as possible and stainless steel kegs are proven!

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Every step in the process at the brewery requires new toys!  The guys over at Culver Co. in Chatsworth, CA have been great!  They helped us assemble our keg filler piece by piece ( pic below )  Thanks Guys!

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Time to fill’r up!

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First production batch of kegs from 8one8 Brewing sealed and labeled!  10.27.15

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8 one 8 Brewing Merch Store is NOW OPEN!

We’ve been grinding thru the process to work out our recipes on the new system.  We have a few batches in the works and we’re very excited to see the brewery come to life.  The smell of grains and hops now fills the air.  The support has been overwhelming and the question of how to get our beer is asked everyday!  THANK YOU!  We can’t wait to get our beer out in the market but at the same time we need to make sure that the quality product we demand is what hits the market.  Many of you have also asked for merch.  We have put together a few items and we will keep adding more in the future!  The online store is NOW OPEN!  As always, thanks for the support and don’t forget to spread the word to your family, friends and co-workers!

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BREWERY UPDATE 8.19.15 -> 9.10.15

After a day of celebration we dusted ourselves off and got back to work!  Now that we’re approved by the City, State and Federal government it’s a rush of final paperwork!  We wish we could say we were up to more fun stuff but this is what we’ve been up to:

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Finalized pricing schedule for the ABC posted price listing.  Aligned vendors for all our brewing supply needs!  Kegs, Grain, Hops, Yeast, Cleaning Chemicals …. got’m all! =)

Derrick has also been busy getting the control panel dialed in for the brewing system and the temperature control process for our fermenters.  It has taken a lot of long nights for this behind the scenes aspect of the system.

We’re on target to brew our first batch this weekend! (September 12th-13th) If the beer passes our quality tests we will release our first batch to the market.  Stay tuned for our 1st production release On Tap locations!

NEW 8 one 8 Brewing merchandise and webstore coming soon!  Founding Memberships are also still available.

8one8 Brewing : a San Fernando Valley Brewery

8951 De Soto Ave.

Canoga Park, CA 91304

818-835-2286

Click here if your curious about our thought process about opening up the brewery the way we did?

 

BREWERY PLANS JULY 2015: 13th thru 26th

We’ve been chipping away and moving in the right direction!  Still on target to be approved and operational by 8.18.15

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8 one 8 Brewing Powered down for final electrical work

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8 one 8 Brewing UPGRADE to 200 amp service

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Cones out for install! Woooooooohooooooo! GAS!

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The major delay of the project! But here she is …. our 5psi gas meter! What a beaut!

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What a mess @ 8 one 8 Brewing

 

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Taken 7.25.15 … starting to look like a nano brewery!

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Passed ELECTRICAL FINAL INSPECTION! 2 left ( HVAC / BUILDING FINAL )

BREWERY PLANS (APRIL) 2015 : BUILD OUT

Another insane month in the books over here at 8one8 Brewing!  What a great month, here’s the recap with some pics of the 8one8 Brewing Buildout

4-10-15 :  Approved by the City to begin construction AND paid our fees (plumbing and electrical permits issued)

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4-16-15 : New logo for the brewery released!

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4-18-15 :  First official day of construction on the brewery.  Cut concrete for plumbing pipes and drains.

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4-20-15 : We launched our Founders Club for the brewery.

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4-21-15 : Plumbing and Electrical work started!

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4-30-15 : First Inspection and sign-off on Plumbing underground

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The month of May will be filled with construction and planning for the opening of 8one8 Brewing. Time frame to open for business is AUGUST 2015