They sure don’t build industrial buildings like this anymore. Even though it doesn’t need to be ornamented to brew beer, the brew house makes a statement about the solid basis on which this company was founded.
Harkening back to the Old Country, the Romanesque Revival architecture reminds customers of the brewery’s German roots.
I like how they have kept this building; it would have been easy to knock it down and build a new one, but they kept it, stressing the continuity of the brand.
The dramatic smoke billowing out of the brewery on the day I was photographing was impressive. I love how if the wind is blowing right, I can step out my front door and smell beer being brewed, or coffee being roasted.