Building a Barrel Warehouse

Building a barrel warehouse from the ground up is an involved task. This project broke ground at the start of 2015. We will document the construction process of the barrel warehouse (a.k.a. future home to many happy barrels of whiskey) on this page. Please check back to check on our progress!

September 16 ,2015

It has been a while since the last post, and the building is beginning to wrap up.

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July 15 ,2015

Manual doors & overhead doors are in & the mezzanine slab has been poured. Next step…Stairs!

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June 17 ,2015

This trench drain in the alley will help to better drain water in the alley. It is also heated under the slab to prevent ice build up in the winter. This will make for a nice and dry surface for what will be a heavily used area between the existing distillery on the right and the new barrel storage facility on the left.
















June 9 ,2015

The alleyway is being poured.















June 8 ,2015

Sprinkler & Roof Drain piping, New storm drain/ trench drain in the alleyway, along with heating lines to keep ice thawed in the winter!

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May 27 ,2015

A  lot has been progressing. Here is the electrical room , ductwork, & sprinkler lines going in.











May 1 ,2015

The floor slab has been poured!

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April 8 ,2015

We have been very busy laying underground piping, but we are close to being done. Then onto backfill and pouring the floor slab. These photos show underground conduits going to a vault under the electrical room.












March  26 ,2015

Lots of dirt is being moved around to prepare for the slab to be poured. Light shines inbetween the roof panels before the roof is on. Holes are drilled in the roof for HVAC equipment and roof drains.

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March  5 ,2015

The precast is now complete!













March  2,2015

Most of the precast walls and roof are up! Things are snowy in Denver but chugging along.

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February 19,2015

Erection of the precast walls, columns, and double-tee roof are in full swing.

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February 13, 2015

The crane is up!










February 11, 2015

The Crane is being set up and the foundation is looking good.

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February 4, 2015

It’s a snowy day on the jobsite, but the work must go on. Over the past few days, the concrete foundation has been poured. Forms were pulled off today revealing the foundation. We now have an official jobsite sign too!

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January 29, 2015

The concrete contractors are on site, forming the foundations, and setting the steel reinformenent.

Footing 1-29-15Forming Footings


  • Lining Out the Footprint

  • Digging for Footers

  • Fill Compaction Pauses for a Snow Day

  • Beautiful Day for Breaking Ground

  • Moving Dirt Around

  • Building's Foundation Taking Shape