Almost there and Cellar Person

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It has been a little over two months since our last post.  I apologize to the folks that do not have Facebook and see our almost daily updates on the progress of our construction.  Things have been moving well throughout the course of the last 10 weeks.  We’ve finalized all of our installations except for our boiler.  That will be finished this week.  We’ve ran water tests in our brewhouse, ordered raw materials, kegs, hops, and cleaning supplies.  We had our final inspection for our plumbing today and have a few things to modify, no biggie, so that we can pass.  We have our final electric tomorrow then move onto mechanical, public works (we’ve had to re-do our sidewalk three times), building, zoning and fire.  We’re hoping that by next week we’ll have everything finalized and should that be the case we are looking at a mid August opening.  We’ll keep everybody posted in the next couple of weeks on how things are going.

We had a great meeting last week with our friends over at Brown Distributing to discuss production, pricing, marketing materials and accounts we want to be at.  We’re excited to have great partners that share knowledge and want to help us in our path to success.  I’ve attached the keg collars that were approved by TTB last week. We will have each label color coded throughout everything similar to La Rubia shown in the pictures.  Including keg collars, tap handles and eventually cans and bottle labels.  Feel free to let us know your thoughts and comments.   Speaking of canning, we had a great visit from some new friends, Craft Brew Crew.  They come down all the way from the Tampa area and are the first Mobile Canning company in the East coast.  We look forward to doing some work with them in the future.

We’re also playing around with the idea of doing a club for all people who want to be part of our grand opening.  We’re thinking of calling this our “WOOD Club.”  We’ll release a full detailed message about this once we get everything finalized.

On another note; we are looking at hiring a cellar person by the end of this month.  I’ve gotten a lot of emails from folks that are interested in being part of the brewery and it has been nothing short of humbling all the interest we receive on a weekly basis.  So for all of you that are interested here’s what we are looking for:

Description of Position

The Beer Cellar Person at WBC is responsible for maintaining the highest level of cleanliness in the brewhouse, fermentation, packaging and cold room areas.  This position is also responsible for managing trash and grain disposal, must maintain the taproom lines clean, and track inventory of CO2 and O2.  The cellar person will keep track of the fermentation and cellaring of all products and help facilitate shipping and receiving.

Duties and Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned based on business needs)

  • Clean, Sanitize and purge tanks according to set standards
  • Ensures that work area is clean and organized
  • Clean tank exteriors regularly
  • Monitors and records results of fermentation and cellaring of beer
  • Ensures that all beer is free from microbiological contamination
  • Carbonates beer as required
  • Clean and organize all pumps, keg station, bottling station, walk-in cooler and any other components as needed
  • Able to maneuver and operate a forklift, pallet jack.
  • Clean kegs and bottles for packaging
  • Manage malt and trash disposal
  • Fundamental knowledge of plumbing and machinery mechanics/maintenance.
  • Operate kegging and bottling equipment and prepare beer for delivery.
  • Assist with festivals, tours, and beer dinners and work the taproom on occasion.

Attributes required:

  • A passion for craft beer and beer culture
  • Hands-on brewing experience and knowledge of the brewing process
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Attention to detail
  • Mechanical aptitude including the ability to perform routine equipment maintenance
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to work in teams
  • Computer skills


If you are interested please email us at info at with your resume.  We will begin interviews next week at the brewery.



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