Popular St. Louis brewer Heavy Riff Brewing Company has chosen JEMA to design its 24,000 sq. ft. expansion. The new facility at 4957 Fyler Ave. will be a ground-up construction project and will become Heavy Riff’s flagship tasting room, brewing facility, and main office. It will be comprised of the following three main parts: a 16,000 sq. ft. brewing, canning, and storage operation, a 4,000 sq. ft. tasting room and restaurant, and a 4,000 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor “room.” The facility will offer off-street parking and outdoor dining.
The tasting room will feature a signature restaurant where patrons can enjoy pairings of dishes prepared by a prominent local chef and beers brewed onsite. The indoor/outdoor “room,” featuring impressive 23 ft. high ceilings, will appear to float over a rain garden. Located at the front of the building facing the street, it will be clad with wooden slats and perforated metal panel screen walls that can be opened with a series of large, pivot doors.