Back in January I stopped into Andina Brewing to check out their space while they were in the middle of their demolition. Now it is October and things have really started to heat up. Their tasting lounge construction is under way and their tanks have arrived and are currently being hooked up.
Andres and Nicolas Amaya Colombian ex-pats and their family have teamed up to open this brewery. They look to combine both South American and Canadian Flavours.
Lets start by looking at the tasting lounge. The main doorway will be located on the side of the building as seen in the first photo from inside. The second photo shows the whole bar area of the brewery. To the right of the partially framed bar where there is not flooring you will find the main door. On that side of the bar you will be able to get your growler fills and in the future other take out beer. When you head around the bar you will find the lounge. The third photo shows more of the right hand side of the bar. Photo 4 is the wall behind the bar where all of the taps will be located. Photo 5 is of the lounge area where the seating will be located. Behind the taps in photo 4 you will find the cold storage for the kegs serving the tasting lounge as seen in photo 6. The last photo is where a window will be located that will show you into the brewing space.
While the tasting room is still in its early stages the brewery is starting to take shape a bit quicker. Photo 1 is of their grain mill that is still packaged up waiting to be setup. The next two photos are of the brewhouse that is being set up currently. Photos 4-6 show different views of their 4 fermentors and one brite tank. The 5th photo shows just how much room they have for expansion in the future if you look closely. Photo 7 is of their brite tank. Photo 8 is of their boiler hidden behind the brewhouse. Photo 9 is of the frementors from their test batch system that is currently being used to perfect their recipes.
Andina Brewing is hoping to open by the end of December. My fingers are crossed that this is the case as the brewery is not just looking great so far but their test batches are tasting good also.