Note: This post has been updated with new cost numbers for the pipe work. Patio – it’s Postponed. Again… Today, Monday July 29, 2019, was supposed to be the day we broke ground on the patio for Rockhound. Here’s a little info as to why that isn’t happening. For those of you who follow along … More Patio Frustrations – Hindsight is 20/20
Every so often, we feature one of our staff members on social media to highlight the amazing people we have working here at Rockhound. This is Kevin. Read on to learn about Kevin, and learn about how you can help him raise money for AIDS/HIV awareness and treatment. Sometimes Kevin’s behind the bar at Rockhound, … More Staff Profile: Kevin
The last post on this blog, now over a year ago, was about getting a patio for Rockhound. We had lots of positive discussion from a number of city officials, and had hoped to build it last summer. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen. Why? Well, here’s the short version. The City of Madison has a great … More What about the patio?
To start a business, a proprietor needs to make a lot of decisions. Including things such as which bank has the right deal, and which location will be the right fit, all the way down to floor, ceiling and wall finishes. I expected to have to make lots of decisions and, in some ways, relished in the fact … More Decisions, decisions…
Our hearts are saddened this week at Rockhound. Jim Bedner, the foreman on site for all of the HVAC work going into the brewpub, passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. He was an easy going guy who has been leading a great team. Our thoughts are with his family, including his extended family at … More A Sad Week at the Rockhound Worksite
When most people start homebrewing, they typically start out simply – read a book on brewing, or the instructions that came with their first kit brew. Put some water in a pot, add some grains, steep, boil the liquid, cool, ferment with the yeast provided. It’s a simple process, overall. I was no different. I followed the directions, but didn’t … More How a broken water softener made me a better brewer