Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A Small Step Inside Dixie Brewery
A few weeks ago, I was invited to witness laborers working under the owners of Dixie Brewery (who still own the building, from what I know) as they removed some of the elements of the tasting room, including giant beer keg structures, to prevent theft.
The front door of the brewery was destroyed at least a month ago, although the large, distinctive, metal gates are still in place. I didn't go any farther into the building than the threshold, where Mike explained the measures.
Some VA designs show the tower of the hulking 1907 brewery building incorporated into a research facility, but ensuring that the building - which suffered significant damage during and after Katrina - is preserved in some fashion will require continued vigilance.