Sibling Revelry expands the microbrewery momentum that has recently energized and captivated Northeast Ohio. Noticing the lack of breweries in the west side suburbs, the vision was for a local neighborhood pub sited in the lively city of Westlake. It’s economic and social significance is straightforward: the family business brings a missing and highly desired type of commerce to the area, while providing the comforts of a locally-owned taproom to gather with family, friends, and neighbors.
Occupying a vacant storefront on Clemens Street, the brewery adaptively re-used an existing building, as opposed to building new. MEP engineering creatively re-uses existing equipment, while meeting the challenge of upgrading systems for a modern-day brewhouse and prioritizing safety. A high-level of detail is seen in the craftsmanship of the reclaimed wood, responsive lighting solutions, and a polished composition of piping. Colossal barrel systems are exposed behind a wall of glass, provoking intrigue from visitors on the science behind their craft. The lighting design reinforces these MEP systems as a defining feature, while bringing overall warmth to the space. Other significant engineering solutions included developing a power distribution solution with existing equipment, isolation of an explosion-proof area, and integrating glycol-insulated fermentation tanks behind the facility.
The project team primarily consisted of the architects and engineers at Sixmo, the MEP engineers at Bialosky Cleveland, JTL Construction, the Kennedy family of Sibling Revelry, and their Director of Marketing, Carol Sanders, all who demonstrated the utmost passion for the project. All team players acted as guardians of quality, budget, and schedule. Emphasis was made on value for dollars spent, and architects and engineers together designed solutions that optimized the project budget.