Lowercase Brewing Taproom – Looking down the bar, towards the cushioned

Retail, Third Places

Lowercase Brewing Taproom

From auto shop to tasting room.

The production facility for local craft beer makers, Lowercase Brewing, 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.

We 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.

Client Review:
“Couldn't be happier with the B&V team! They helped us design our brand new taproom and it is stunning!! The team was professional, expeditious and very willing to work within our tightly constrained budget. Be it for light commercial, or residential, I don't think you could go wrong with B&V!”
View this review on Houzz.

B&V Project Team:
Ryan AdanalianProject Lead
Lance Hayes, AIADesign Team
Jeff SandlerDesign Team

This project was built by Apuzzo Construction LLC.
Interior design by Jenn Ross, Flourish Interiors.

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