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Bad Weather Brewery

Conversion of a Tire Repair Shop Into a Popular Local Brewery in St. Paul

About this project

  • Location:

    St. Paul, MN

  • Services:

    Building Repurposing
    Pre-Construction

  • Markets:

    Hospitality
    Historic/Repurposing

Previously a tire repair shop in St. Paul that sat empty for over 10 years, Greiner converted the building into a 1,500–2,000 sq. ft., a 100-person taproom with a large outdoor patio and a special event space in the former front office room. Greiner also installed all new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, as well as a 20 barrel brewhouse equipped with 20–40 bbl fermenters.

Some unique features include:

  • A custom-built 7 x 7 ft. sliding barn door that was made out of reclaimed wood
  • A concrete countertop at the bar that has a Bad Weather logo embedded into the surface and a reclaimed wood face
  • Taproom lights are Edison bulbs with exposed filaments
  • A walk-in cooler that has two large windows for customers to see how the kegs are stored
  • Walls between the taproom and brewery that are only 8 feet tall to allow customers to view the brewing equipment
  • Glass garage doors in the main taproom area that opens up to the outdoor patio

This project was led by Tony Ghilani.