Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. It was a big day for us at Champaign County Brewing Company, as all of our brewing equipment arrived. We were not sure how things would go, but we had Jim from Chicago (we just call him Jim) and his fine crew from Triple B were there to lead the way. As Jim cursed the orders to his crew, we slowly figured out how to get the multi-ton equipment squeezed into the building. Luckily, for us, we had our friend Toby Brown, with the help of a fork truck, there to do all of the heavy lifting. Kyle Ryan, who had the set-up and knowledge to make things more professional, stepped in voluntarily. Also, Mike Miller, who seems to have a pretty good idea how to do just about everything, kept things moving more than once.
Seeing all of the equipment inside instantly changed what was an empty building into a brewery. After moving in the equipment, our thirst for beer was evident, but our desire for a beer from our own brewery is what we really began craving. In the near future, we should be getting everything hooked up and ready to brew. Our new and good friend, Jim, who loosens up once the work is done, and his crew are heading back this way in a couple weeks to give us a hand. After that, I get to start working with this beast to crank out some cold beer. I can hardly wait.