Posts Tagged ‘Conditional Use Permit’


Previous Conditional Use Permit Posts




Batch 100 Beer Release

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

As many of you know – the Conditional Use Permit for our big brewery expansion recently was approved by the City of Moorpark! To celebrate this momentous occasion we are releasing the 100th batch of beer we ever brewed – a Belgian Strong Ale aged on Belle Meade Bourbon Barrels for five months.

The brew has bourbon, vanilla and oak flavors from the barrel. The classic Belgian yeast strain we used adds plum, raisin and fruitiness that round out the beer and create something incredibly complex and enjoyable.

The beer will be for sale at the brewery starting Friday March 7th at 6pm. Tasters, glasses and 750ml bottles will be available.

The Batch 100 Label
batch-100-final-750-ml-bottle-label

June 26, 2011. It was 4AM on a brisk Sunday morning as we stepped outside the brewery for a “victory” cigar during our first brew. It had been 16 hours since we started that brew day and the end was nowhere in sight. The day’s hopes of celebrating at a local pub had quickly dried up into a yearning for the end and the comfort of our beds.

The brewery had tested us and though we may not have won a flawless victory, the beast had been broken.

It has been over two years since our first battle with the brewery, some days have been easier, some harder – we like to think we’re more efficient now. As they say, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” and as for EBC, what didn’t kill us made us Belgian Stronger.

So we present to you Batch 100 – a Belgian Dark Strong Ale. This beer has complex, plum-like characteristics and hints of vanilla, oak and raisin from the four months aging in Belle Mead Bourbon Barrels.

Bottling Batch 100
Here are some goofy pics of us bottling up Batch 100 in ultra-high-tech fashion.

Commence Operation Dirty Green

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Phase I of Enegren Brewing’s Operation Dirty Green commences Tuesday February 25th with our town CUP hearing. It’s an open hearing, so please come on down and show your support! It starts promptly at 7pm at 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark, CA 93021.

What is Operation Dirty Green
Operation Dirty Green is code name for EBC’s expansion to a 15 BBL brewery into the building next to our current brewery with the green awning. This is where our current storage warehouse (aka, The Grainery) is located.

The plan consists of building out 4.5 units (~7,000 sq ft.) with a larger tasting room, bigger and more efficient brewery, increased cold storage, and more. But, our words to describe it do not do it justice – so check out these two sweet drafts of our upcoming brewery.

EBC Operation Dirty Green Building CUP brewery layout

Enegren Brewing - v1 - Operation Dirty Green

Taster Restriction Removed

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

we-want-beer-2

That’s right, you read the title correctly – starting Wednesday (7/11) from 6pm to 9pm – the taster restriction in our Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is removed.

City Hall round 2

Chris explaining the brewery to the city

As many of you know, when we started out roughly a year ago, the city put a restriction on our CUP that limited us to 4 tasters per person per 2 hours. A couple weeks ago we had a scheduled hearing with the city to remove this restriction – and we were successful. As a result, we are now able to serve more than 4 tasters per person and are not restricted to the size of our servings.

You might be asking yourself “Self, what does this mean for me?” Well, hopefully you’ve figured out that it means you can try more beer at the brewery. But it also means that we’re going to work on expanding our lineup at the brewery since we’re no longer limited to serving 4 beers. It also means that in the near future we’ll be serving full pours of beer, have keep the glass nights, and more. So stay tuned!

And please remember to be responsible. Be sure to always have a designated driver, walk or call a cab when needed. We’ve shown Moorpark that craft beer drinkers are responsible folk – let’s be sure to keep it that way as we continue to grow and expand.

Cheers!
EBC Crew

Moorpark Cabs for Reference:
Yellow Cab Ventura: (800) 829-4222
Gold Coast Cab: (805) 444-6969

Conditional Use Permit Hearing

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Yesterday we had our conditional use permit hearing with the City of Moorpark. All in all it went well and, if no one appeals the city’s decision, we should have our brewery conditional use permit in 10 days. There are a few stipulations for our permit:

  1. We can only sell beer during the hours of 10am – 10pm.
  2. We can only serve customers 4 tasters every 2 hours.

In all honesty, we were a little unprepared for the amount of questions asked about our planned operation and sales. Although everything worked out in the end, we recommend that anyone attending a conditional use permit hearing, whether for brewery or other business, sit down beforehand and think of every single question you could be asked about every aspect of your business.

Additionally, the Enegren Brewing Company made it’s first foray into the news with a small piece written about us in the local paper, the Moorpark Patch. You can read all about the hearing here: Planning Commission Approves Microbrewery

Building the Notice of Public Hearing Sign

Monday, September 13th, 2010

It was required to post a 6-foot by 4-foot sign near our proposed brewery location two weeks before our Conditional Use Permit (CUP) hearing. This is used to notify anyone in the area of the hearing so they may attend and voice any comments or concerns they have.

We were referred to several sign making companies, but these were expensive. Building a brewery on a budget means saving money wherever we can….so we decided to build our own.

Armed with a hammer, some 2×4’s, white paint, stencils and black paint pens, we set to work one weekend building the largest sign we’d ever built.