June & July Updates

 
 

June was all about getting water and gas hooked up.  The snow melting up north caused the water table to rise which meant a ban on digging by the levees. After some patient waiting, Concordia was able to get Sewage and Water Board out to Miel!

 
 

Getting water and gas was HUGE and it meant that we could actually wrap up construction and prepare for the Health Inspection in July.  Thankfully the whole crew was quick to get it done and on Thursday, July 5th we were officially given the seal of approval by the Health Inspector!

 
 New Orleans_Miel Brewery_July 2018_Health Inspection
 

This was another huge milestone and meant to we could apply for our Occupational License and Alcohol Permit at City Hall. Alex made sure we did our homework, filled out all the paperwork, and brought everything needed to put in the application. The visit was quick and painless.

 
 New Orleans_Miel Brewery_July 2018_City Hall from Poydras
 New Orleans_Miel Brewery_July 2018_Janice at City Hall Entance
 New Orleans_Miel Brewery_July 2018_Alex at City Hall waiting room
 New Orleans_Miel Brewery_July 2018_Alcohol Permit Paperwork
 

Since then, Alex and I have started tackling everything on our to do list. Like getting our friend Blake to install our security cameras and fixing some plumbing issues in the courtyard all while our pup, Riggs, supervised. We haven't even made a dent on this list, but we're thankful for all our friends who have come to help.

 
 New Orleans_Miel Brewery_July 2018_Plumbing
 New Orleans_Miel Brewery_July 2018_NFT painting inside
 New Orleans_Miel Brewery_July 2018_NFT painting outside
 New Orleans_Miel Brewery_July 2018_Blake installing cameras
 

NEXT UP: We are still waiting to get our city licensing approved, but when our permits are issued, we have to go to the Louisiana ATC to get our final permit: the Manufacturing Brewery License.  After that, we can legally brew!

 
 New Orleans_Miel Brewery_July 2018_Miel open doors outside
 New Orleans_Miel Brewery_July 2018_Taproom view 1
 New Orleans_Miel Brewery_July 2018_Taproom view 2
 New Orleans_Miel Brewery_July 2018_Riggs the puppy