Not much to say on this post. I am a little foggy this morning, and needing to get 2 blog posts out as I missed one from yesterday. The first post today will be around the finalized layout and look of our tasting room, and the exterior elevation of our space
We agonized for months over how exactly to design and locate the entire production and front of house spaces. There were likely 5 or 6 meetings with our architects to get this correct, and hopefully at the end of the day, we got it right from a production standpoint, but also a tasting room standpoint.
Some keys about the front of the house:
- The tasting room has a direct connection to the brewhouse, where most of the fun stuff happens in brewing beer
- The art gallery is directly connected to the tasting room, allowing people to view some artwork while they visit the brewery
- We have 2 long communal tables, which is a direct result of bring people together through beer. If you want to come to our brewery and sit quietly on your own, you might have a tough time
- We will have lots of natural light. There are about 14 windows across the front, that will provide heaps of natural light into the space
- There is a moderately separated retail area from the tasting room, which will allow the patrons of each to not interfere with each others good time
- The lines from our serving tanks to the tasting room are crazy short, as the cooler is right there
- The front of the house has really high ceilings, something you can’t really see in the drawings, hopefully making the space very interesting and welcoming
As for the exterior of the building, not much to do other than clean it up, repaint and put a few new doors in to make the building secure and a little more functional.
There was a lot of found value in the space, which we have tried to salvage and add to in a positive and authentic manner. Both Iain and like things that are authentic and interesting, and we hope to have created a space that is, if nothing else, both of these things. We hope you pop-in and say hi the next time you are in the area.
Architectural drawings Oct 31.2014