GO FOR GOLD
2015 — COMMERCIAL/ BREWERY & TAPROOM
For their second taproom and first full-scale brewery, Trophy Brewing Company selected a large warehouse in the rapidly-developing Caraleigh Mills area of south-west Raleigh. Tasked with the challenge of transforming this building, the design solution focuses on the experience of craft brewing and emphasizes a neighborhood-atmosphere. Patterns and colors evoke the time-honored process of aging beer in charred wooden barrels, and are lit with the amber glow of a cold pint. The bar creates a visual and physical connection for visitors to the brewing process by extending into the brewery. The taproom opens onto a large outdoor patio and glass throughout offers uninhibited views of the work done within, blurring the barrier between interior and exterior, tasting and making, to invite and welcome the neighboring community.