Spoetzl Brewery Expansion
The Gambrinus Company
November 2014 - May 2016
The historic Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner—the town for which its famed Texas-produced beer is named—awarded its expansion project to Zachry Construction Corporation. The construction project will allow the beer maker to double its output once the expansion is completed in the fall of 2015. Growing demand for the 106-year-old Texas tradition of Shiner beer was the driving force behind the 18,958-square-foot expansion bringing the brewery's building’s size to 33,331 square feet.
As the oldest independent brewery in Texas, the Spoetzl Brewery first began producing beer in a tiny brew house in 1909. Zachry’s expansion project, which began in November 2014, involved constructing a three-story, structural steel building adjacent to the present-day white brick, Alamo-style brew house. The new sparkling, stainless steel brewing vessels are larger than some automobiles and provide a visually appealing contrast to the brewery’s original copper vessels. The expansion also includes conference and tasting areas nestled among the tanks.
- 18K Square Feet of New Construction
- 15K Square Feet Renovation of Existing Historic Facility
- Light Industrial
- Continuous Operation
- Phased Completion for Start-up of Process Equipment
- Food-Grade Compliance Installation
- Installation of Beer Brewing System