Behold, the 10 barrel brewhouse, nestled into it’s permanent home! With the help of many hands and a few forklifts, the tanks were expertly squeezed into the building without a hitch.
The other half of our large equipment will be here by the end of the month. Test batches are fermenting as we speak, as we anxiously await the large system being fully operational.
Part of a historic building's charm lies within its secrets. Here is the story of one such secret that was uncovered while clearing out the basement here at Roosevelt Brewing Company:
First let's begin with the story of the basement itself. It was dug out sometime after the building had already been built. As a result from an earlier flood, the existing wood panels had to be taken down and moved out in preparation for remodeling and construction for the brewery. As we began basement demolition and removed all of the detritus, a few bottles from the 1930s were unearthed, but then the real gem was discovered: A giant old movie poster for the movie "Honolulu," starring Elanor Powell (circa 1939). It had been folded up and stashed behind the wall, nearly destroyed by age and the moisture of the dank environment it was in for 70 some years. Its pieces were assembled carefully, like a puzzle, until we were able to stand back and look upon it in awe. Big plans remain for this relic, which has been appropriated by a local artist.
Welcome to the official Roosevelt Brewing Company blog! We are currently in the very busy process of opening a micro-brewery and public house in Portales, NM. We are located on old Main Street in a 93 year old build that was originally built as a JCPENNEY’s. Next week we will obtain our finalized building plans, a realization of three years of designing and planning. We will be documenting our progress as we build toward our passion: sharing the love of quality craft beer! We love beer and are devoted not only to creating great brews, but also to creating great experiences and encouraging our fellow man through beer! Cheers!