Bringing Back the Biergarten

Once a canning factory, this expansive Dogpatch District warehouse was re-envisioned as a large brewery and restaurant based on a traditional biergarten.

Utilizing original industrial elements – concrete columns, wooden floors and exposed plumbing, the space has a rustic, welcoming vibe and remains true to the neighborhood’s ethos and history.

Craft Beer Builds Community

The exposed pipes and electrical infrastructure acknowledge the building’s industrial past. Freshly brewed beer flows directly to the taps from the cold room, while rustic picnic tables provide plenty of room for making new friends – reinforcing that community feeling.

Custom Steel Windows

Newly fabricated steel windows were painstakingly constructed to replicate the period feel of the original glass wall. A sliding glass door on an angled runner separates the brewery operations from dining room.

In the Flow

Upon entering, guests are naturally drawn to the corner of the kitchen where they can review the menu written on steel windows above the display cases – peruse the selections, and order food before dining at communal tables.

A Room with a View

A steel I-beam supports a newly constructed mezzanine level which opens to the brewery. Used primarily for grain storage, the mezzanine also houses a small office and lab.

Fresh is Best

Freshly brewed beer flows directly to the taps from the cold room. Black boards above the copper flashing advertise the changing menu of artisan beers.

The Brew master

After years of brewing beers in a cramped, five-foot high storage space below his namesake restaurant in the Haight, Magnolia’s large, state-of-the-art beer production facility was owner and brew master Dave McLean’s dream come true.

Room to Move, and Groove

An instant success, the gastropub needed more room for people to socialize and sample beers outside the restaurant. The loading dock and brewing facility were transformed into an informal “bar” with a row of taps set into the reclaimed wood wall housing the cold rooms. Barrels topped with slabs of locally sourced acacia create rustic, belly up tables for people who love to drink, and talk, beer.

Let the Brewing Begin

A state-of-the-art brewing facility belies the brewery’s humble origins. A mezzanine above the tanks provides storage for kegs and grain, as well as a lab for creating the next great craft beer. A sliding gate above a metal staircase provides access for forklifts.

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