The previous owner of the building did a great job and removed the old plaster in almost all rooms. But there was still one room left where captivating patterns on the walls and timeless oil paint unmistakably proclaimed that Stalin died just recently, West Side Story is being introduced on Broadway, and Sputnik will soon plunge the world into silent amazement. We therefore did not hesitate a second. With enthusiasm and revolutionary chants on our lips we started to chip away silent witnesses of the past until an adobe brick wall did not pop up from under their thick layers.
After we successfully found a suitable location for setting up brewery enterprise a time has come to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Our unequal struggle with the nature and its elements tirelessly decomposing what was once proudly called the cultural center has begun. As a first thing we decided to remove dense vegetation which prevented any movement around the property. With a feeling which the first settlers of the Wild West once experienced, we step by step liberated surroundings of our building from the rule of the endless bunch of bushes and creeping plants.
Our efforts were noticed by a local TV channel TV Rimava. They made a short story about us which was broadcasted as a part of this year’s seventh release of their news program called Rimaviny. Video contains English subtitles.
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.