The Bros posted today an updated version of the January listing of all things upcoming and imminent in the Massachusetts brewery universe. Headlining with the Oakholm Brewing Company rendering once again, we’re happy to report that we are cited at the wrap-up with being the architect on four of these shiny new arrivals. We (just as happily) add that we are actually partnering with FIVE breweries on the list: Loophole Brewing Services, Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting, Medusa Brewing Company, White Lion Brewing, and the aforementioned Oakholm Brewing.
“When people walk in the door, their jaws drop,” said John Kimmich, co-owner and head brewer at The Alchemist Brewery. “The natural light, the energy efficiency of the building — it’s a church to beer.”
So starts an article from Trane, an international manufacturer of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and building management systems and controls. Through local mechanical contractor Vermont Heating and Ventilating Company (VHV), Trane supplied the facility conditioning equipment for our brewery client The Alchemist in Stowe, VT. As for John Kimmich’s architectural tribute “it’s a church for beer,” we couldn’t agree more. That’s exactly the phrase that was used while we were designing the brewery, drawing on John and [his wife] Jen’s own inspirations.
On VHV’s website, there’s a nice video case study of their installation process at The Alchemist, detailing the specific demands of brewery HVAC design and the equipment that was deployed to meet those requirements. It’s an ode to efficient chillers and monstrous air handlers, for all of those mechanical conditioning devotees out there in brewery land.
There is a superb write-up in the Brattleboro Reformer in the past weekend’s edition by Chris Mays, about our recent completion of the bus shelter at Windham & Windsor Housing Trust's Great River Terrace. Thank you Chris!
This rewarding project, designed and managed by AD's Bryan Louisell, was made possible by many contributors, including our staff, families, and (among others) Windham Architectural Metals, Laura Zindel Design,Stevens & Associates, PC, D & E Tree Service, Steve Procter,Awesome Graphics, and GPI Construction.