The brewery will be quite small with batches coming in around 1.5 barrels with two brew sessions per month for a total of about 3 barrels being produced per month. In the end, that's approximately 93 gallons per month, which translates to around 35 cases of 750mL bottles per month when accounting for waste and spillage. A lot of the initial production will go into barrels, so the releases will slowly roll out over time.
Our final equipment delivery is later today, so we'll be ready to go as soon as we have TTB and Illinois approval, which will hopefully be this spring, meaning that bottled beer should be available for sale in late spring or at some point during the summer. Below are a few very-early pictures of the space. Follow our brewery's Facebook page for continued updates on progress, releases, and (hopefully) an eventual membership club.
Here's to a saison-heavy 2017!