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Category: Breweries | Distilleries

A Spirited Project in Oshkosh

When University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh history professor Karl Loewenstein approached Sketchworks Architecture to design a building for his fledgling distillery back in 2019, the firm visited several sites with Loewenstein before settling on a midcentury-style building in the southeastern industrial area of town. With a few Madison-area distillery projects under its belt, including Dancing Goat Distillery’s […]

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Cheers! to Sketchworks Client Rockhound Brewing Company

On April 5, 2020, Rockhound Brewing Company celebrated their four-year anniversary. Sketchworks had the honor of working with owner Nate Warnke to bring his 4,000-square-foot brewery and restaurant vision to life. We talked to Warnke and Sketchworks project manager Kirk Biodrowski about how Sketchworks was able to tangibly take Warnke’s inspiration and turn it into […]

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Decoding Distilleries: Part II

We talked in our [last post] about what goes into the design of a great distillery—and Sketchworks has designed its fair share of local spirit-makers, including State Line Distillery, Death’s Door Distillery and Dancing Goat Distillery. Besides using a combination of unique materials, such as reclaimed barn wood, limestone, glass and metal (as in the […]

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Decoding Distilleries: Part I

If you’ve toured a distillery, you know a lot of thought goes into not only the flavor profile of the spirit you’re tasting, but of the design of the facility to make it functional for the distiller, and comfortable for guests. Sketchworks Architecture has designed a few notable Madison area distilleries: State Line Distillery, Death’s Door Distillery […]

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New distillery keeps modern barn design and agricultural feeling

“The design goal was to create a modern distillery and visitor center using traditional Midwestern agricultural design cues and materials for a unique design on a traditional barn vernacular.” – Brad Koning, Partner | AIA.  Common interests and goals brought together Travis Hasse, founder of Travis Hasse Distilling Co., and project architect Sketchworks Architecture LLC.  Read more about this […]

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Building Breweries and Designing Distilleries

Building Breweries and Designing Distilleries Many of us enjoy a great microbrew or cocktail, preferably crafted by a favorite local microbrewery or distillery in our own city or town. Nationwide, the number of breweries in the U.S has increased almost 50 percent, according to Fortune. And you may have noticed the Madison area has no […]

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