Business is booming for breweries focused only on taproom sales vs. retail distribution. Crossland was hired to help a small group of investors in Rogers, AR realize their dream of owning their own craft operation – Natural State Beer Company.
Crossland constructed a new building with three primary spaces explicitly designed for Natural State – a taproom and brewery on the first floor and office space on the second floor. The taproom and brewery portion of the project took precedence so that final inspections could be completed, and the owners could begin brewing product to be ready for opening day. Once those spaces were turned over to the tenant, Crossland focused on the second-floor construction.
The brewery was built with concrete and metal to house the 1250 SF taproom, 1720 SF brewery, and 1675 SF office space. The best approach for construction of the brewery portion of the project was a highly customizable pre-engineered metal building, designed to incorporate the brewery's seven-barrel, two-vessel brewhouse equipment.
The taproom is trendy and contemporary, with sealed concrete floors, a tongue and groove wood ceiling, exposed ductwork, and custom-made bar and tables. The spacious outdoor patio offers picturesque views of a pond and is steps away from the Razorback Greenway trail. The project was completed on schedule and within budget.