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!
ABOUT this SAN FERNANDO VALLEY EVENT
The San Fernando Chile Festival celebrates the essence of what makes various cuisines so special and full of flavor with the most celebrated ingredient, the Chile.
The San Fernando Chile Festival will showcase the rich and colorful landscape of the City of San Fernando, its businesses and its residents and to nurture artful and economic relationships with all surrounding communities. Downtown San Fernando, since its inception, celebrated and encouraged an inclusive, diverse demographic of small businesses, professionals, educators and established businesses. The authentic diversity of the City’s downtown neighborhood is an asset for the city as it seeks to continue sustainable and equitable business and community engagement in The Valley.
Hope to see you at this San Fernando Valley Event, cheers!
Less than a month after our final approval and ribbon cutting we brewed our first production batch on the 3bbl system on 9-13-15.
All the brewers and brewery’s we talked with said to be ready for a long day. All of them were 100% correct! At 11pm ( 30 min into our boil ) we sat out on the tailgate of a truck eating freshly delivered pizza and we noticed the steam coming from the roof vent and the smell of hops filled the parking lot. These little moments is what makes it all worth it! The first production batch to ever be brewed in Canoga Park was in the air. We have big dreams for what we can bring to the valley with our Nano Brewery and we thank everyone for the support!
We did have a couple curve balls tossed at us but we survived and so did the beer as it started roaring with fermenting bubbles. Check out the pictures and videos below. Stay tuned for where we end up on tap! And of course CHEERS!
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:
KEG COLLAR DESIGN & SUBMITTAL ( with ABC and TTB )
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
Click here if your curious about our thought process about opening up the brewery the way we did?
The brewery is officially approved and ready for production. We celebrated with the 8one8 Brewing Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday 8.18.15 with the San Fernando Valley Chamber
Here’s some details about the brewery!
* We’re a production only Nano Brewery ( no tasting room at this time )
* Founding Memberships are still available!
* We will start off by releasing kegs for local distribution. Growlers and 22oz bombers will also be in the works in about 4-6 months!
Thanks for all the support! Feel free to contact us with any ?’s or feedback!
We’ve been chipping away and moving in the right direction! Still on target to be approved and operational by 8.18.15
Happy B-Day America! We hope everyone had a great 4th and that summer is going well for everyone. The valley is heating up and so are things at the brewery! Here’s an update of what’s going down on De Soto!
CONDENSER FOR COLD BOX (purchsed – lifted and set in place for HVAC contractor)
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: We passed final Plumbing inspection on 7-10-15. Three months to the day that our construction permits were issued. We should have 3 left ( HVAC, ELECTRICAL and BUILDING FINAL
We had a great meeting with 11:11 San Fernando Valley Art Collective. We have exciting projects in the works with them. Stayed tuned for announcements!
On the not so positive side of things. We still don’t have our gas meter installed from the SoCal Gas Company. It’s a process that we’ve been involved with since March. We can’t finish equipment install until the meter is in place. Our plan is still to be an approved and operational brewery by 8-18-15. Beer inventory will depend on when we can get the meter and begin brewing our test batches. We plan to have a “opening” but at this time it looks like it will be open to Founding Members only. We will keep everyone updated as we make final decisions. Thanks for all the support! Cheers!
Well we rolled right thru last week without an update! A lot going on! Where to start!
We hope everyone enjoyed LA BEER WEEK! #labw7 Great to see all the support for local craft beer!
The rest of our equipment showed up on Tuesday 6-23-15. Now it’s officially starting to look and feel like a brewing facility!
We’re also making plans for OPENING DAY! With our limited space we will not be able to have the event open to the public. It will be an invite only event that will be for our Founding Members. Join today to support our local brewery and take part in the Grand Opening event!
Week two of June is in the books and we are in full swing on this project. We have a lot going on and a lot to do to get this little beer making warehouse opened up and running. From sizing up our refrigeration equipment, designing keg collars, setting budgets, planning beer brewing schedules, working to get our socal gas meter paid for and installed. Every angle of this project is hitting right now. We’re enjoying the process, some stressful times but this is what it’s all about! The plan is coming to life!
Here’s the visual of the week. The first picture is how our brew equipment sits right now. And the CAD drawing is what Derrick is working on to design the functionality of the system. Valves, pumps, fittings and tubing all need to be planned out exactly. The equipment and process to make beer is also an art in itself and it’s great to have a brilliant mind part of this project.
We also continue to meet new Founding Members as new ones continue to join our beer club. Very exciting times as the valley begins to hear about what we have going on! The support of all of you is what keeps us going! We see a light at the end of the tunnel but still have a lot of work, time and money to get this brewery open. Stay Tuned!
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New Month = another month of Rent due! One of the budget items that stings while doing the brewery build out!
On a positive note … plumbing continued this week. Sinks and water heaters have been installed.
We’re spending some behind the scenes time on the beer. Dialing in recipes for the larger system and working on our descriptions and branding for each beer. This is the fun stuff and we can’t wait to drop this information to everyone.
Behind the scenes work on tasting room options is also on the map and we hope to have information on that soon!
We also continue to meet new Founding Members as new ones continue to join. We hit a milestone of 100+ members and we also hit a social media milestone by breaking the 1,000+ fans on Facebook mark. Very exciting times as the valley begins to hear about what we have going on! The support of all of you is what keeps us going! We see a light at the end of the tunnel but still have a lot of work, time and money to get this brewery open. Stay Tuned!
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