Hello from north country,

It's been two months since we wrote last and there's a lot to catch you up on.

We're happy to announce that on Tuesday, March 7th, we received official approval to begin brewing operations at our facility. This is among the biggest hurdles for a starting brewery - and after working closely with federal and state officials, we've been green lit to start testing and brewing in preparation for our opening this Spring.

The taproom also nears completion, with painting, touch up, and furniture work still needing to be finalized. We expect approval for serving within our taproom to take place next month. 

Within the brewhouse, we've been carefully planning and talking with maltsters, hop growers, and yeast laboratories around the US - attempting to finalize our final recipes and raw materials moving forward. The logistic and planning processes that go into commercial beer production is truly complicated and remarkable, and we can't wait to get started working with some of the best manufacturers in the industry.

What comes next for news will likely include our proposed opening date, some new designs, and events going on at the brewery. We hope to provide updates in a more timely fashion moving forward, and hope you'll come join us this Spring for a pint. 

On ahead,

Portage Brewing Team