Leaving Kelleys each November is always bittersweet. Sweet because we are tired and want to leave and be restored so that we can come back and do it again. Bitter because it is hard to leave your home and the people that help you remember what that means.
“Home is where your Heart is” was one of my mom’s favorite expressions. We have it sewn into two pillows in the home that was built by a German immigrant named Godfried Schock. His wife Mary worked for my parents at the ice cream stand and these are some of my first memories of our business family home that has grown exponentially in these years since 1960.
Leaving this year was a little more difficult. Dad had a brush with death on August 7 and recovery from it had changed us all. Since then, more has happened than we could imagine but change, my friends, is what we are all being called to do, in one form or another.
We are excited to have Team Brewery returning in 2018. Our multi-national team of young newbies and old service veterans will be taking our little brewery by the lake to new places.
What’s new for 2018??
First we have decided to increase brew productions an offer our beer in cool growlers to go, giving our visitors another fun souvenir to take home and shares with their friends.
We hope to have a new outdoor look…details coming.
Our foods are in development stage. We take your favorites and add them to trends and creative comforts to offer a craft breakfast, lunch, and dinner that matches our small batch family-friendly, lakeview brewery.
Coming home to the new lights downtown and all the businesses surrounding them, and serving the families that will enjoy the place we call home, is the sweetest part of the return.
See you soon,
Patti, Doug, Jay and Petey