Metal Brewery Building
A brewery is a building that houses the art and science of beer-crafting (or any other beverage). The temperature and moisture-controlled building holds the precise instruments of the craft to prevent contamination or improper cooking. It also has extensive warehousing in a controlled environment for aging. Lastly, it is an extremely sanitary building for optimal beverage quality and health inspections.
What is an Brewery Building?
The first recorded brewing of beer was over 5,000 years ago, and the first commercial brewery in the U.S. opened in 1829. That does not mean your brewery building has to look that old! Today’s consumers are a bit more savvy about where their beverage of choice comes from, and if you are turning out a product from a rented space in an old warehouse, it is time to up your game.
A modern brewery building needs to be consumer friendly and inviting, as well as efficient and inexpensive to run and maintain. Our design team can help with the planning of your new facility, designing of an appealing exterior, as well as an interior that makes the most use of the space available. High volume plumbing and wastewater lines, electrical connections, mezzanines, and observation platforms can all be incorporated in the design of your new steel brewery building. Climate-controlled warehousing with integral storage areas and loading docks are essential elements of any brewery operation, and our design-build team can customize a building and floor plan to fit your needs.
Typically, the steel building can cost between $5-$25 or more per square foot, depending on the level of complexity. Purchase and clearing of land, site preparation and local fees and permits are not included in the steel building cost.
That is up to the individual customer. Only you know how much equipment you have or will have, and how much land you have to build on. If you need to expand in the future, steel buildings are easily enlarged to fit your growing business. An average size is 4.6 sq. ft. per barrel of production yearly. Your equipment supplier can help you decide how big your building needs to be.
That is a question best left to your local code enforcement official. If it is allowed, our team of professionals can help with the layout and design of tasting rooms, rest rooms, and gift shops you may desire.
When considering where to build your brewery building, there are many factors that come into play. If your area is already saturated with microbreweries, Brewpubs and Distillers, you may want to consider a location on the outskirts of town. Land availability, ease of access for commercial vehicles, access to a clean water supply and wastewater disposal systems are all important building elements that come into play when looking for a suitable location.
There are many companies out there that specialize in designing breweries and supplying the hardware required. Based on your budget and ideas, we can collaborate with the equipment supplier to determine the requirements for the design of the foundation, loading dock doors and other building-specific attributes, and work with our sub-contractors on other details such as plumbing, lighting, HVAC, electrical requirements, etc.
Hopefully, this will not happen. But if it does, you still have a solid, well-constructed and marketable building that has an unlimited number of potential uses. We can help convert your steel brewery building into a commercial storage facility, small scale manufacturing facility or professional office spaces, depending on the category the land is zoned for. Your brewing equipment can also be modified to produce Ethanol, hand sanitizer, bottled water, or any other number of useful products.
5 Signs You Need an Office Warehouse
You are spending more money each year on heating, cooling, and building maintenance and less on new equipment, advertising, and salaries.
3 Ways to Streamline Your Steel Brewery Building (like Anheuser-Busch)
While you may want to generate revenue like Anheuser-Busch, it is not likely you have the billion-dollar backing of this industry giant. Here are a few tips to help move you in that direction.
- Study other successful brewers in your area for ideas. Glassed-in observation booths for guest tours are a good way to generate extra revenue for your business. We can design and build elevated walkways for your brewery tours that conform to all local safety codes.
- Work with your equipment supplier to determine how best to flow-design your production process from receiving to storage, storage to vatting, vatting to bottling and back to the loading dock for shipment. Working with this information, together with you we can carefully design a steel brewery building that is both orderly and efficient.
- Use your building design to generate market excitement about your product. The gaudy, industrial factory look is a thing of the past. Freshly constructed steel buildings in a wide range of color schemes and mixed-material frontal treatments attract attention and increase the chance that your product will be picked up by a major distributor.