DESTIHL Brew House
DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works brewed its first beer in May 2013 after opening brewpubs in Normal and Champaign, Illinois. They have experienced incredible growth and are currently selling their products in 14 states. Ultimately, they hope to reach all 50 states with this unique beer portfolio. The existing, 20,000-square-foot production facility could not meet this goal with production needs doubling over the last two years.
In response, the owners decided to invest $14 million in a production brewery facility. The 47,000-square-foot building will hold bottling and production space (an expanded brewhouse, along with fermentation and cellar areas), a two-story room for beer aging, a packaging floor, a cooler, warehouse and storage space, a full-service kitchen, and corporate offices. The new facility also features an outdoor beer garden, along with 6,300 square feet of taproom and event space. This new facility allows DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works to brew up to 150,000 barrels of beer annually.
As a design-build project, Shive-Hattery provided all architectural, structural, interior design, civil and mechanical/electrical scoping documents, including in-depth interior design development. Shive-Hattery worked closely with DESTIHL and Illinois-based Vissering Construction Company to refine design concepts, tying together the “metro-industrial” look the brewery requested, while staying true to its established brand, identity and culture. The resulting design concept is a distinctive blend of mixed materials showcasing the range and quality of DESTIHL brewing.