Post date: Dec 17, 2016 12:51:38 AM
It's almost been a year since my last blog, wow time flies.
What have we done this year?
Doubled our Refrigeration Storage and Refrigeration for the SmartBREW Glycol cooling system.
Halved our Ale and Lager Fermentaion Time with the help from the good folks up in Mannheim Brau Labs., Germany.
Visited about 20 Breweries in Italy, Austria and Germany in April and May. (gee research is a bitch)
Visited SmartBREWs only competition, Flecks Brauhaus Teknik just north of Graz, Austria.
We spent time with our Austrian Family in Kobenz, and St. Georgen ob Judenburg, as well as following the Romirer Family's Brewing Heritage
that we never knew about when we started Crafty TROUT.
More recently we have seen staff rotations from Chrissy and Eileen to Liz, Kate, Jessica and Brittney, and now our two from France, Karein and Adeline.
We have been using the Tip Jar Money to spend on our Staff leisure time.....
We threw them off into the Waikato River with a bungy attached to their feet, THANKS TAUPO BUNGY
We relaxed them sailing on Lake Taupo, THANKS SAIL BARBARY, Jaime and Sarah.
We dunked them in the lake, THANKS BIG SKY PARASAIL
We sprayed them under Huka Falls, THANKS HUKA FALLS JET BOATS
We scared them buy going Airbourne, THANKS RAPIDS JET BOATS
We tired them out on the Tongariro Crossing, THANKS ADVENTURE HQ. Paul and Annie
Several BBQ's and Trips away from Taupo, Gee its a rough life working for us!!
We are looking forward to our upcoming year, 2017,
Several things are on the drawing board:
New Fireplace, more Fermentation Vats, new AV system for the Brewery Tours (that way I don't rabbit on too much)
We thank you all for your support through 2016, and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Fantastic 2017
Rebecca, Myself (Anton) and our Team look forward to Laughing, Talking, Dining, Drinking, and working with you in the new year.