As part of an overall revitalization effort for the Martin Luther King corridor, a local development company, Riverside Development, partnered with a local brewer, the Boyd family, to renovate an existing one-story, masonry building at 336 East MLK Avenue. Distinctly located between the Downtown Center, the new Innovation District, and UTC campus the 4,000 square foot micro-brewery start-up was designed as a place for the community to come and share their stories over a beer.
The exterior was designed with an updated storefront of overhead glass garage doors and integral bar height countertop that provide seasonal patio seating in an urban setting. Custom fabricated steel plate canopies provide a departure from the masonry shell and protects the indoor/outdoor counter seating along the sidewalk.
The interior space is divided into the tasting room in the front and brewery operation in the back with visibility into it so patrons can view the brewing process as the enjoy the product. The tasting room was designed as a modern beer garden with a copper tasting bar, plywood community tables, leather couches, and an integrated shelving system made of plywood and steel to provide storage for glasses, merchandise, plantings, art, and games. New skylights provide daylighting and globe string lights add to the beer garden ambiance.
The brewery was designed to produce 50 barrels per month at full capacity. A keg cooler connects directly to the tasting bar providing for a variety of 12 beers on tap.
Haskel Sears Design, the general contractor and furniture fabricator, played an integral part of the interior finishes with the plywood and steel shelving, plywood tables, copper bar and barn wood finishes.
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