Greely Colorado-based WeldWerks Brewing is looking 103 miles south to Colorado Springs for its second location.
With the help of [au] workshop architects + urbanists, WeldWerks will begin an extensive rehab in September at the former site of The Dive in Colorado Spring’s Old Colorado City neighborhood.
WeldWerks soon-to-be-named 1,300 square feet facility will include an outdoor beer garden and a second-story treehouse-inspired patio with incredible view. Much of the historic building, which was built in the 1900s, will retain the cozy and funky character of Old Colorado City but with a distinctive WeldWerks flair.
“Anyone who has seen The Dive understands that it will be a full rehab but we will be basically keeping the same structure with new skin,” says Colin Jones, co-founder and CEO at WeldWerks. “We came up with some pretty out-there designs but ultimately, we elected to retain as much of the original structure as possible.”
“The Dive had so much character and just speaks to us,” said Kristin Popcheff, director of operations at WeldWerks. “It’s certainly in need of a lot of love and TLC but we’re up for the challenge and see endless potential with this space.”
WeldWerks hopes to have everything in place and be able the doors to its new Colorado Springs’ home in October.
Artisanal Brewing Ventures’ Sixpoint Brewery Plans New Brooklyn Brewery
Acquired by umbrella company Artisanal Brewing Ventures (home to Southern Tier and Victory Brewing) in 2018, one of NYC’s craft beer pioneers is building a new state-of-the-art brewery and taproom in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Influenced by the building’s unique story, the Gowanus neighborhood and Sixpoint’s Brooklyn roots, the new compound is a design collaboration between the Sixpoint and architecture powerhouse, Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel.
Set to open in May 2020, Sixpoint’s new 20,000 sq. ft. space will feature a major production brewing system, a full-service kitchen and bar, as well as two beer gardens, one at street level, and the other on the brewery’s rooftop with stunning views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan skylines.