ISO: Breweries in interesting places

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by dowab, May 10, 2014.

  1. dowab

    dowab Initiate (111) Nov 24, 2005 Ohio

    I recently saw what a great job Hogshead Brewery did converting an old gas station into a brewery. [​IMG]
    Looking for more interesting building converted into breweries.
     
  2. maximumu13

    maximumu13 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2010 Ohio

    Flossmoor Station is an old train station.
     
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  3. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,627) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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  4. upton7418

    upton7418 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2005 Virginia

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  5. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,084) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands
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    Selins' Grove Brewing, Selinsgrove PA, is in the basement of the mansion of the (IIRC) 3rd Governor of Pennsylvania. North Fork Brewing, Deming WA, is also in a revamped repair shop. Boundary Bay Brewery, Bellingham WA, is in an old truck repair shop, that was a gym just before being converted into a brewery.
     
  6. Opamurphy

    Opamurphy Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2013

    http://www.breweryvivant.com

    Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids Michigan is in an old funeral chapel. Great food and excellent beer!
     
  7. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,627) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Holy cow! That place looks unreal. Thanks for the link.
     
  8. Boca-X

    Boca-X Zealot (529) Jan 21, 2014 Missouri

    The fourth pic at the bottom of the "hall" with tables and chairs is sweet, I want to go!
     
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  9. Boca-X

    Boca-X Zealot (529) Jan 21, 2014 Missouri

    looks like a great place to "fill" up...
     
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  10. dowab

    dowab Initiate (111) Nov 24, 2005 Ohio

  11. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,627) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Tell me about it. When they say Church, they mean it.
     
  12. dowab

    dowab Initiate (111) Nov 24, 2005 Ohio

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  13. azorie

    azorie Champion (876) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    Well all the Trappist breweries are very interesting.
     
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  14. dowab

    dowab Initiate (111) Nov 24, 2005 Ohio

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  15. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,627) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Thanks for posting a pic. The one on their website has a full view, so that's the one I went with. I was just looking at their Facebook page, and there are some nice interior shots as well. It's a really nice place by my parents that I recently came across.
     
  16. dowab

    dowab Initiate (111) Nov 24, 2005 Ohio

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  17. merc7186

    merc7186 Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2010 New York

    Church makes a killer Buffalo Meat Loaf....too bad that their flagships beers are medicore.
     
  18. RblWthACoz

    RblWthACoz Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

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  19. RblWthACoz

    RblWthACoz Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Zauber Brewing has moved into the former Reed Arts building in Columbus. Not sure if it qualifies for what you are looking for, but it certainly is unique.
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  20. RblWthACoz

    RblWthACoz Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

    North Country was the old mortuary in Slippery Rock, PA. I believe that the women's bathroom sink is an old embalming table.
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  21. Brenden

    Brenden Poo-Bah (3,842) Feb 25, 2008 Ohio
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    This is one of the more interesting threads I've seen lately, and I appreciate that. These places look downright awesome. I would add Father John's in tiny Bryan, OH (http://www.fatherjohnsbrewery.com/places--faces.html)
    Though I haven't been quite yet, and I've heard mixed reviews on the beer itself, I've heard it's a really cool old church. The link is the part of the site with photos, but you can browse around the rest of the website from sidebars as well.
     
  22. StonedTrippin

    StonedTrippin Poo-Bah (17,036) May 28, 2011 Colorado

    Blue Line Brewery in Saranac Lake, NY used to be a car wash. cool spot with beers that are constantly improving
     
  23. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,084) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands
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    Selins' Grove: http://selinsgrove.net/wp-content/uploads/BrewingCo.jpg

    North Fork: http://www.grownorthwest.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/north-fork-brewery.jpg

    Boundary Bay: http://www.djc.com/stories/images/20110928/BoundaryBay_ExistingBuilding_big.jpg

    Also, Skagit River Brewery, Mt. Vernon WA, is in an old fruit warehouse: http://brewpublic.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_0099.jpg
     
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  24. drinkin-beeers

    drinkin-beeers Disciple (362) Jan 29, 2014 Montana

    Carter's brewing in Billings,MT is an old train depot.
     
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  25. seanchai

    seanchai Champion (832) May 23, 2009 Virginia
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    McMenamins around Portland, Oregon has a wide variety of funky, restored locations including a chapel, elementary school, movie theater , etc.
    http://www.mcmenamins.com/
     
  26. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,451) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Barber Shop in Dripping Springs TX. Was a garage and service station, a barber shop, now it has about 10 taps, and some are brewed on premise.
     
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  27. Hanglow

    Hanglow Crusader (786) Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    A few london breweries are under railway arches, like London Fields, Kernel, Brew By Numbers

    WEST in Glasgow is in a former carpet factory
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  28. SlightlyGrey

    SlightlyGrey Zealot (521) Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    Bang Brewing in St. Paul is in a silo.
     
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  29. RblWthACoz

    RblWthACoz Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

    I almost forgot about Kelly's Brewpub in Albuquerque (also a BYOB establishment).
    It was a gas station on Route 66, as you can see below.
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    And the updated version.
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  30. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,627) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Holy. Flurking. Snit!

    Pixar definitely used that image in their original Cars movie- I guess that makes it an iconic place. I haven't been to ABQ since '95, but damn I'd love to get back there and check that place out. That's incredible that they maintained the look to the place like that.
     
  31. RblWthACoz

    RblWthACoz Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

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  32. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    McMenamin's in Roseburg OR is an old train station, inside is pretty cool too.

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  33. dowab

    dowab Initiate (111) Nov 24, 2005 Ohio

     
  34. RblWthACoz

    RblWthACoz Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Unfortunately, this brewery - yes, it was a brewery - was demolished in Hamburg, Germany. The Astra beers are brewed by this brewery now; in a very boring building, I am sure.
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  35. amano_h

    amano_h Crusader (713) Mar 18, 2014 Oregon
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    I loved the shit out of Astra when I was in Hamburg! Nothing better than watching St. Pauli play with a Doner on your left and Astra on your right!
     
  36. Loganyoung

    Loganyoung Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 Georgia

  37. GeezLynn

    GeezLynn Champion (828) May 10, 2009 Colorado

    I used to live just across the street from this place on Austin. It was surrounded by chain link fence, covered in graffiti, full of refuse, and frequented by stray cats and the local crackhead crowd. Amazing.
     
  38. RblWthACoz

    RblWthACoz Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Beer. Making the world a better place, one former crack joint at a time.
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  39. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (303) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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