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.

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