WALTHAM, MA– Vantage Builders, Inc., a general contracting and construction firm based in Waltham, MA, announced that it has completed a renovation project for Boston Beer Company at the brewer’s Jamaica Plain location.
The work included a new tasting room, training rooms, barrel storage space, new offices and a mixed blend laboratory for mixing and tasting beers. The project totaled approximately 8,000 square feet in two buildings, Building H (30 Germania Street) and the Main Building (31 Germania Street).
“We were pleased to work again with Boston Beer Company, one of the region’s most admired and well known companies,” said John Connor, principal, Vantage Builders. “Their team has a tremendous passion for what they do, which is how we approach all of our assignments. Key to the success of this project was the open communication and coordination among all members of the project team.”
The highlight of the project was the creation of the tasting room in Building H, which is used for visitors, tours and private functions. The room features a concrete-top bar, new light fixtures, custom millwork and windows, and an impressive barn-door entrance. Vantage also built a training room with a dedicated bar. The new conference room features IdeaPaint, a whiteboard paint that transforms walls into a dry-erase writing surface that is ideal for idea sharing and brainstorming.
In the Main Building, Vantage renovated the mezzanine area, to add offices and a conference room with IdeaPaint. A new mixed blend lab was created, where the essential work of beer mixing and tasting takes place. The project included significant building systems work at both locations, including HVAC, plumbing, ductwork and fire alarm/fire sprinkler systems.
The project team included Studio TROIKA architects, Bala Consulting Engineers, and FMC project management.