When walking into Silverton’s HighGrain Brewing Co, it’s hard to believe that this swanky new establishment was once the town’s old police station. Completely re-purposed, the sustainable space now boasts a brewery, taproom, and restaurant. Plus, this family-orientated spot comes complete with a large dog-friendly outdoor deck and a convenient beer-to-go window.
When coming up with the concept, the three founders wanted to create a place where the community could gather and enjoy delicious locally-sourced food and craft beer. With sustainability at the heart of the brand, the owners’ overall goal is to create Cincinnati’s most sustainable brewery and restaurant. And, it seems that they are well on their way to achieving this.
To offset their carbon footprint, as mentioned above, the team began by up-cycling the Silverton Memorial Municipal Building. This was then followed by more planet-friendly steps such as adding a geothermal HVAC system, cultivating and shipping their grain, and buying their electricity from a nearby wind farm. And, none of their beer will be transported off-site, which will help save on fuel emissions.
Another eco-friendly step? Our pipe lights with LED glass globes that run throughout the establishment. These stylish light fixtures not only reduce electricity usage but they help to create the brewery’s warm ambiance. While decidedly modern, we think the fixtures create a somewhat nostalgic glow that effortlessly suits the brewery’s unique setting.