I spend a lot of time in breweries and especially in breweries that are under construction. My interest comes from the fact that I work in the structural engineering field. Even with the craft beer blog and working in engineering this is only the second time in 10 years that I have actually worked on a brewery project.
Beere Brewing Company is located on Esplanade in the Southern portion of North Vancouver. Beere Brewing will be found beneath the affiliated Beere Timber Company.
Along the front wall the footings are being beefed up so that the front wall of the masonry building can be upgraded to have new large overhead doors as can be seen in the first photo. The second photo is located on the left side of the building from the street and will be the location of the tasting room at the front. At the back of that photo there will be a bank of fermentors. Photo three is on the right side of the building and will house the brew house at the back and storage at the front. Photo three is of the slab cut out for the new enterance for Beer Timber Company. Photo 5 is on the right hand side of the building and shows a mix of original and new framing (renovations of buildings can be interesting). Photo 6 is from the right side of the building standing right where the brew house will be located looking to the fermentor tank farm. The framing on the left side will be the cooler.
I really look forward to watching this old space transform into a brewery! It doesn’t get much better than when your full time job blurs into your craft beer blog. If you need a Structural Engineer for your brewery project take a good look at Weiler Smith Bowers.