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The days of the big brand names in beer and wine have given way to local breweries and wineries making starting a business in this industry profitable because of the lower barriers to entry. General Steel can lower the barriers to entry even more with an economical and custom-designed brewery or winery building. Our team can design a space that will allow your business to flourish immediately as well as provide you with a facility that can be easily expanded in the future.

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Warranties and Service

Brand General Steel
Available Products I-Beam Framing: 26 Gauge Sheeting, C-Channel Framing: 26 Gauge Sheeting
Add Colors Roof, Walls and Trim
I-Beam Structural Warranty 50 Years
Paint Warranty 40 Years
Galvalume Roof Warranty 25 Years
Standing Seam Roof Warranty 20 Years
Project Coordinator Included at No Additional Cost

Working with Our Team on Your Microbrewery Design

Working with General Steel is a collaborative process that ensures that your final product reflects your specific needs. The process starts with a two-way conversation between you and our experienced team. We want to know exactly how you’ll be using your brewery, how it fits within your property, and your ideas for interior and exterior design, among other factors. We then research the location of the building to ensure that your brewery facility is equipped to withstand the wind and snow loads of your area as well as any insulation requirements.

Once we get an idea of what building kit best suits your project, we work with you to add customization options, including a wide variety of doors, windows, and exterior color schemes. The ease of steel construction allows us to modify layouts and add further customizations without breaking your budget. From brewery design plans to construction, we provide the materials and expertise to transform a building kit into a brewery.

Efficient Microbrewery Building Costs

While steel is best known for its strength, there are a few other factors that make steel a superior building material. One advantage of steel construction is design flexibility. Breweries are popping up across the country, and as this space gets more competitive, there is a need for a unique brewery experience. Whether it’s for tours, a bar, or restaurant, the ability to style your floor plan according to use is needed to maximize efficiency and effect.

Another key advantage in choosing a steel building for your brewery is the ease of maintenance. The brewing process requires an extremely precise attention to detail. With a steel building, you can focus your time and energy on producing great beer and running your business rather than maintaining your building.

New Brewery Building vs Buying Existing

New Brwery Pros

  • Can expand the end wall in the future
  • Designed with your business in mind = more efficient
  • Customizable ceiling height optimal for microbreweries

New Brewery Cons

  • Could be a higher initial investment
  • Construction timelines can delay opening the business
  • Finding land with foot traffic for your business

Buy Existing Pros

  • Possibly no additional upfront land costs
  • May be located next to existing traffic generators
  • Can open your microbrewery business quickly

Buy Existing Cons

  • Space not designed for your microbrewery business
  • May need to move to expand your business
  • Ceiling height may not be optimal for brewery vessels
What if I need to expand my brewery in the future?

Steel buildings are easier to expand than any other building material. If your location is favorable, future expansion is a realistic possibility.

How do I avoid the big-box aesthetic of a steel building?

We provide customization options, including several choices for windows, doors, and color schemes to make your building your own.

When it comes to steel buildings, where are the cost savings found?

Buying when steel prices are low and construction timelines can save you up to 50% compared to traditional construction.

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