After some construction delays last fall

Brewery coming along after delays

Golden’s very own brewery has experienced some delays during construction, but they could be selling beer by the end of summer.

Golden’s very own brewery has experienced some delays during construction, but the mild winter allowed crews to make up for lost time and owner Kent Donaldson believes they could be selling beer by the end of summer if all goes according to plan from here.

The biggest challenge that the Whitetooth Brewing Company faced was the integration of the geotechnical, structural, electrical, mechanical and wastewater engineering design for the brewery systems and integrating those into the facility’s design.

“Not a big surprise, but building a brewery is a complex project,” Donaldson wrote in an e-mail.

Many of the delays were caused from difficulties with engineering the roof trusses. This caused delays on the manufacturing end and the trusses didn’t arrive until January.

“It has been very gratifying to see steady weekly progress on the roof installation, interior walls and floor preparation,” Donaldson wrote.

The brewery floor is due to be poured this week, and represents a major construction milestone for the company according to Donaldson.

“We have a lot of momentum right now,” he wrote.

When Whitetooth does begin brewing beer, it’ll be Evan Cronshaw in the position of head brewer. Three year-round beers are planned: Icefields Belgian Inspired Pale Ale, Whitetooth Session Ale and Blower Pow IPA. They’ll also have a variety of West Coast and Belgian-inspired beers on a seasonal basis.

“Our goal is to marry the best experiences that our area has to offer with the perfect beverage afterwards,” Donaldson wrote.

 

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