Lowercase Brewing Taproom

Local craft beer makers Lowercase Brewing’s production facility in the South Park neighborhood accommodated a tiny taproom, but when business started to boom it became clear they’d need more room for customers to enjoy their brews on site. They found the perfect location for a new taproom in Georgetown, but needed a lot of help transforming the space from its previous incarnation: an auto shop. Board & Vellum worked with the Lowercase team to design a space that would be comfortable and inviting while maintaining the industrial vibe of the building and neighborhood. The original garage doors were replaced with glass-paned versions and large windows were added to allow light to flood into the formerly dim space. Wood paneling behind (made with planks salvaged from Boeing) adds warmth and texture, as well as a great backdrop for displaying Lowercase’s signature “lowboy” cans — the brewery’s version of a growler. In fair weather, the garage doors are raised to connect the interior with the forecourt seating area.

This project was built by Apuzzo Construction LLC.

Interior design by Jenn Ross, Flourish Interiors.