On 20th of January 2016 Slovak magazine oPive (aboutBeer) published an article about us - Three years ago he obtained a brewing vessel. Today he is establishing a brewery. It is written in Slovak. This is the first historic reference about our brewery in the mass media.
Despite our relentless efforts to utilize the family house we own and establish our microbrewery enterprise there, the obstacles to this plan proved to be too large and we had to abandon it. Changing the Land Use Plan turned out to be unrealistic and after several meetings with representatives of the city we decided that we will not continue with the original efforts. It was time to look around for another building suitable for establishment of production facility which we could either rent or acquire into property. City offered us one such building to rent or to purchase.
Our decision to convert home brewing into a legal microbrewery enterprise and use the family house we have available for this purpose is firm but the question remains what will municipal and state authorities think about our intention. During our visit to local Office of Construction, Environment, and City development we had an opportunity to take a look at city’s Land Use Plan. We learned that our house unfortunately is located in the zone dedicated to family houses only.
A need to tidy up the woodshed belonging to the house became inevitable. This place was hiding significant amount of things which have been piled here for ages and the ravages of time left their clearly visible footprints on them. Future use of all these things was very questionable. Their next destination was therefore set to either recycling plant or landfill. Tidying up the woodshed turned out to be a lengthy process since the amount of things that could be found inside was enormous.
Reconstruction of family house which should give shelter to brewery has begun. The first phase of reconstruction work is focused on the room which originally served as kitchen. After reconstruction brewing stand will be housed in this room. Removal of old oil paint which covered kitchen walls approximately as high as 1.5 meters (5 feet) above floor turned out to be the real challenge. Removal of original wall cladding was equally difficult. The work of tilers was apparently honest.