During my last-ish visit to Broken Oak Brewing (sounds cooler than saying my parents’ house) I took some pictures to share some of the motivations behind the name. So while this isn’t THE stump at the end of the drive way its an oak tree that fell down a couple of years ago.
You can also see some shots of the barn in the background. The barn itself is pretty massive. The barn is T shaped and we affectionately call the two different sections the yellow barn and the blue barn based on the color of the walls. The section closest in the the pictures is the blue barn and it is 100ft long and 50 ft wide. The yellow barn is 85ft long and 35ft wide… I think. Please forgive my poor photo editing skills but here is a Google maps overhead of the area.
In addition to the blue and yellow barn sections there are two rooms attached to the yellow barn. The current plan is to have the brewery located in the yellow barn and have the tap room and seating in the front two rooms. Below are a couple of pictures inside the front two rooms where we are currently ferment/aging wine.
The room has both an outside door and a large door leading into the yellow barn. Inside the barn there are trenches running throughout the whole barn so adding floor drains for the brewery shouldn’t be too much of a hassle. The only downside of the barn is the low ceiling height. If/when Broken Oak expands ceiling height will be a limiting factor on the size of brewing equipment that could be installed. The ample square footage does have lots of room for other possible projects I’d like to implement. Someday I’d like to have space setup for processing farm grown hops, malting farm grown grains and other things grown on the property! If anyone has an creative suggestions, ideas or questions please e-mail/Facebook/comment or whatever is easiest for you. If my poor ms paint editing skills are any indication any graphical suggestions would be much appreciated.