Well, most of you may know that I began my legal career in construction. A central focus of my legal services includes green building, a topic that I have covered several times in conjunction with brewery law.
The City of Asheville, North Carolina has a lot to celebrate in the world of beer. New Belgium Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing and Oskar Blues each plan on building brewing facilities and brewpubs in the area over the next few years. Oskar Blues will be up and running by December – the other two to follow by 2015.
New Belgium’s project is one for the ages. It will completely revitalize a massive brownfield in the city’s River Arts District, convert unused riverfront into accessible green space, and force the construction of bikeways throughout the area. In addition, New Belgium’s project is sustainable, gorgeous and will support growth. Read more about it on their website, or check on this quick summary.
Despite its opening being years away, construction starts soon. The design team is hosting a meeting for all interested subcontractors and suppliers on Thursday October 30, 2012. If you are interested in helping build this modern majesty of brewing integrity – please be there and submit your pre-qualification documentation. Here is an article with the details.