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Title: American Brewery Architecture
Post by: tonyp on May 24, 2013, 07:32:44 PM
American Brewery Architecture (http://gizmodo.com/beer-architecture-9-classic-american-breweries-509394625)

The Victorian-style American Brewery building is gorgeous.
Title: Re: American Brewery Architecture
Post by: gsandel on May 24, 2013, 08:10:15 PM
I love 19th/20th century factories, and my favorites are (of course) breweries.  The Denver campus of the University of Colorado (Auraria Campus) sports a wonderfully renovated 19th century Tivoli brewery as its student union.  It is worth a self guided tour (they have the old copper kettle and other equipment displayed) if  you are in Denver for the GABF.  It is about a 6 block walk southwest of the convention center.
Title: Re: American Brewery Architecture
Post by: weithman5 on May 24, 2013, 08:12:53 PM
the Argus Brewery in chicago is kind of cool also.  It is from the old Schlitz building where they housed their horses.  still has the functioning old elevator the sized of a wagon
Title: Re: American Brewery Architecture
Post by: Joe Sr. on May 24, 2013, 09:05:27 PM
I've always like the Schoenhofen Brewery in Chicago.  Years ago I was told it has an artesian well on site.  I have no idea if that is true.

Regardless, it is a brewery no longer.
Title: Re: American Brewery Architecture
Post by: narvin on May 24, 2013, 09:24:22 PM
Yep.  They had tours of it during Baltimore Beer Week last year.  As you know, it's not a brewery anymore, but the redevelopment saved a lot of the original features: http://inhabitat.com/humanims-baltimore-headquarters-re-uses-the-historic-american-brewery-building-to-help-revitalize-a-troubled-neighborhood/baltimore-brewery-humanim-reuse-recycle-wan-awards-lobby/ (http://inhabitat.com/humanims-baltimore-headquarters-re-uses-the-historic-american-brewery-building-to-help-revitalize-a-troubled-neighborhood/baltimore-brewery-humanim-reuse-recycle-wan-awards-lobby/)


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7135/7735830716_feb1267262_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3573/3362216411_a9ac245c50_z.jpg?zz=1)
Title: Re: American Brewery Architecture
Post by: BrewingRover on May 24, 2013, 09:30:26 PM
the Argus Brewery in chicago is kind of cool also.  It is from the old Schlitz building where they housed their horses.  still has the functioning old elevator the sized of a wagon

The horse heads are a nice touch, too.

(http://assets.dnainfo.com/generated/chicago_photo/2012/12/roselands-brewery-13557963211328.JPG/image640x480.jpg)

I go by there twice a day on the Metra. I love the old Schlitz tied house up the road that has the Schlitz logo in the stonework.
Title: Re: American Brewery Architecture
Post by: weithman5 on May 24, 2013, 10:13:02 PM
the Argus Brewery in chicago is kind of cool also.  It is from the old Schlitz building where they housed their horses.  still has the functioning old elevator the sized of a wagon

The horse heads are a nice touch, too.

(http://assets.dnainfo.com/generated/chicago_photo/2012/12/roselands-brewery-13557963211328.JPG/image640x480.jpg)

I go by there twice a day on the Metra. I love the old Schlitz tied house up the road that has the Schlitz logo in the stonework.

I got to take a tour about a year ago. hung out in the tasting room with the brewer and owners.  very fun.  part of the first floor at that time was an auto repair shop.  they sponsored a race car that a girl my daughter played softball with had.  little black miata with "Pegasus" on it.
Title: Re: American Brewery Architecture
Post by: hopfenundmalz on May 24, 2013, 10:54:19 PM
The article stated Spoetzl is independent. They are part of Gambrinus.
http://www.gambrinus.com/brands.html
Title: Re: American Brewery Architecture
Post by: nateo on May 24, 2013, 11:10:34 PM
I agree with gsandel, the Tivoli student union is awesome. I went to UCD for a couple semesters, before I finished in Boulder. So it's sort of my alma mater.
Title: Re: American Brewery Architecture
Post by: theoman on May 28, 2013, 09:29:19 AM
Very cool.

I always thought the Grain Belt brewery in Minneapolis is pretty impressive:

(http://www.mbjeng.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/GrainBelt_web_2010.png)