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Brewery Construction Feature: Fulton Brewery

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on May 15, 2017 4:37:00 PM

When we took on the Fulton Brewery construction project, it was new and exciting for us and them. While we've been building in and around central Minnesota for decades, this was our first brewery. The project gave us a chance to flex our Design/Build muscles and put our skills to the test. 

With the recent boom in Minnesota's brewery business, breweries are bigger, better and more “in” than ever before. These buildings encompass micro-breweries, taprooms, restaurants, meeting places and tour destinations, and no single brewery is the same. Here's the story of our first brewery project - it's definitely not our last. 

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Topics: Design/Build, Renovation, Brewery Construction

Important Elements of Brewery Construction Design

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Mar 14, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Brewing is big business across the nation, and Minnesota is experiencing exponential increases in brewery licensing. In 2005, Minnesota had five licensed breweries. As of 2015, our Land of 10,000 Lakes is also the land of 114 breweries. The market has spoken and local, small-batch, crafted beer is the answer.

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Topics: Brewery Construction

Brewery Building Codes and Regulations

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Feb 15, 2016 7:11:00 AM

If you’re a beer maker, you know there is more that goes into your craft than deciding what to name each style you produce. The same amount of consideration and know-how comes with deciding to build a brewery – there’s more to that than square footage. If you’re ready for the next step in your brewing career, here are three basic brew house considerations you must take when entering this phase.

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Topics: Design/Build, Renovation, Brewery Construction

Common Brewery Construction Costs

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Jan 18, 2016 8:20:00 AM


At Winkelman Building Co. we understand passion. We also know that’s likely the biggest reason breweries are built – because somewhere, someone was home brewing, fell in love with the process and decided to go for it professionally. That’s passion. Regardless of industry, obtaining and building a location is going to take time, patience and a budget. Here are some common brewery construction costs...

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Topics: Brewery Construction