“New brew kettle and mash tub to be added by about March 1st in the Brew House. Awhile ago, a new labeling machine and new filtering machine were purchased. Also, new special floors to be installed for the Bottling House and Racking Room. Wages paid out in 1936 to 33 employees was $36,400.”
Today, the minutes from a May 24, 1937 Liquor Control Commission meeting surfaced (click here) and documents the approval of the Bay City Brewing Company to bottle beer brewed in Sebewaing. As another article in the Sebewaing Blade reported on April 30, 1937:
“New brew kettle and other equipment is in place. Brewing to begin again on May 1st. To house the brew kettle and other equipment, it has been necessary to add an addition of 18′ x 30′ on the second floor.”
Perhaps with the construction and increased production, Sebewaing needed temporary help to keep up with demand? Or maybe due to World War II, construction materials were not as readily available and it took longer than anticipated to complete the new construction? Either way, the ingenuity of the brewery executives at the time were prominent and they found a way to get the job done.