Trout Architects has been privileged to have had the opportunity to design Boise’s first community owned brewery, Boise Brewing. With the task of renovating what was once “The Venue Concert House,” Trout Architects used their experience in adaptive reuse design to transform this old building from what was once a loud concert venue into an attractive, lively, and animated space for enjoying local brews.
A combination of local businesses, local people, local beer and a well-thought out design gives this brewery a distinctive experiential quality and an interconnected community feel. Boise Brewing has many design features that make this brewery unique. Trout Architect’s attention to detail created a one-of-a-kind custom stair that leads up to a second floor mezzanine seating area that gives an overhead perspective of the large brewing tanks, unlike any other brewery in Boise. The main level seating area and bar surround the large fermenting tanks, lending the opportunity to feel the immense scale of these tanks, as the auger, used for transporting grains to these tanks, shoots overhead across the space. A large garage door at the entry allows the brewery to spill out to an outdoor drinking area, creating a very lively space.
With the support of the community, the passion of the brewers and the experience of Trout Architects, this brewery was bound for success.
Design Team: Steve Trout, Neil King