Taking a solid design cue from the mid-century inspiration, we made one bold architectural move to tie the buildings together (literally and figuratively). A large-scale, mid-century-esque roof creates an iconic look for the building, shades the exterior deck and entry sequence, and provides volume required for the brewery space that did not previously exist. The roof form is outlined in the signature Cerberus red and enhanced with western red cedar, providing a warm and natural Colorado look inside and out.
Every square inch was taken into consideration during the planning of the rehab. With a majority of available space being occupied by the brewery, it was critical for the Kitchen, Bar, and Dining areas to be strategically approached. The Lower Level (2,800 s.f.) contains the full commercial kitchen program, barrel aging and back-of-house storage, and 2-story brewing facility; while the Upper Level (1,700 s.f.) houses a full service bar and dining area that overflows to the west-facing deck.
A variety of seating options allow for an intimate dinner at cozy 2-tops or to hang out with new met friends at the community table. Patrons learn the story of this interesting building through the spatial experiences. Elements from the former vet clinic were upcycled into numerous design elements, from operation table lighting, to chain link kennel fencing, to brut baton concrete fencing (formed with recycled flooring), and baboon walls filled with found stones during excavation. There’s even a surprising peek into the brewhouse from the Men’s Restroom, by way of a salvaged exterior window.
Locally crafted furniture fills the space inside and out, while custom artwork from local artisans hangs from the walls and encloses the beer garden in a laser-cut fence that surreptitiously tells the story of Cerberus.
Photographs by Richard Seldomridge