It’s been an exciting last couple weeks. For years I’ve been hoping for a mountain profile of the Palisades in the Alpinst Magazine. The Palisades are a region of high, steep and intimidating mountains just outside of Bishop. You can’t see them from town, but they’re close. We’re the closest brewery to the Palisades as the Clark’s nutcracker flies. It’s an amazing coincidence that our brewery opened on the same weekend that the article about the Palisades came out. Doug Robinson did an excellent job of capturing the beautiful essence of the Palisade region of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the passionate characters who spend time up there. Some of them inspired the name of our brewery.
We “quietly” opened our doors on the 14th of November and it’s been a busy last couple weeks. We’ve had a great turnout and gotten good feedback on how to improve and be more efficient. The kitchen staff have been doing an amazing job of providing prompt service and great food.
One often heard complaint has been that the space is too loud. I’m happy to announce that our new sound panels will arrive this Friday and we’ll install them next week. This will make for a much quieter and more pleasant experience in the pub.
It’s awesome to be open, but the operation feels incomplete without our beer. We’ll be brewing our first batch this Friday, which will be a simple pale ale. Yeah! We’ve spent many hours in the last several weeks preparing for the first batch. In the photo above, we’re filling our glycol chiller, which helps keep the beer fermenters cool. We’re looking forward to having our first beers available in mid-January. Our grand opening is scheduled for late January or early February. Stay tuned. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by in our first weeks of being open. Cheers, – Joe