Today, August 16 is the 2nd anniversary of Marsh Island Brewing. 2 years ago we brewed our very first 3 barrel batch of Downrigger. Thinking back on it some days it feels like it wasn't that long ago and other days it feels like we've been doing this forever! I was asked to write a post about our anniversary and it got me thinking. What do people care to read about? What has happened over the last two years that is worth reminiscing over? We started out on a 3 barrel brewhouse single batching and bottling by hand on a 3 head bottling line. We have since grown into 7 barrel fermenters and are double batching brews and packaging on a canning line. About a year ago this time we opened our taproom. We are now getting the wheels rolling on another expansion.We are getting ready to add a few more draft lines in the taproom including a nitro line. Etc etc the list goes on and on. It’s a constantly varying cycle and a lot of times it feels like things are moving so fast that we're just trying to keep this train on the tracks. Everything is going in the right direction at this time and that's about all we can ask for! The most important thing to me that I think most about is the relationships we've made in this time. I could write a small memoir about all the people I have met and chatted with over a beer over these last couple years. All the good times shared. In the taproom, at festivals, events, tap takeovers, beer weeks.. so many new friends from so many different walks of life that all share a love for relaxing with a beer and friends(old or new). This is what makes the brewery so special to me. It’s so much more than just a job or a business. There are so many people inside and outside of the beer industry that are all joined together in one way or another by beer. Lots of genuine, friendly, easy going, down-to-earth people that we are lucky to have met through the brewery and associated going-ons. So to all the people we have enjoyed times with. Thank you so much for keeping our doors open and making this all possible. I’ve said it before and I'll keep saying it. I'm fortunate to be doing what I do (for more reasons than enjoying brewing beer)! Thanks again!
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