Join Lucid Brewing at Minnetonka city hall Thursday May 19th at 6:30 PM for a public hearing where will we be answering questions about our application to open a microbrewery within the city limits. Minnetonka has not had a brewery since Sherlock Holmes brewpub (now closed), and therefore there is no standard business classification or licensing for our endeavor. Our application for a “conditional use permit” which combines some of the license requirements from similar business types is under review.
Today is move day. The destination is the brewery and the cargo is our homebrew pilot systems. Each of our spouses are celebrating the fact that they will be able to reclaim the basements from beer equipment. Personally, I will miss the security of knowing that I can brew in my basement whenever I want.
The first stop was Eric’s house. There were a few minor obstacles (ie, getting the UHaul stuck in the snow bank), but it was an overall success. There is nothing like hauling a bunch of stainless steel, glass carboys, and burners, to make you feel like a man. After dropping the equipment off at the brewery, we went to pick up Jon’s system. The second time around, we were now a fine tuned moving crew. In short order, all the equipment was loaded in the truck and we were off.
Now both pilot systems at the brewery. Just a little plumbing and we’re good to go! Starting this Saturday we’ll be brewing every weekend until the big equipment shows up.