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1604 Cottage Avenue
Columbus, Indiana 47201

Zwanzig Brewery Facility

Project Description

The purchase and complete renovation of the nearby warehouse provides the owners with long-needed space to exponentially expand their craft brewing operation and make customer-centered improvements at the pizzeria, Lisa Zwanzig said.

The new warehouse once was the Sapps Bakery building — and later a furniture warehouse. It is being transformed into a modern and stylish craft brewery encompassing 11,000-square fee.

It will allow ZwanzigZ to brew up to 15 times more beer than the current configuration on Lafayette Avenue — 800 barrels a year — while still maintaining the ability to produce small, unique batches of beer, Kurt Zwanzig said.

The renovated warehouse will now be ZwanzigZ headquarters, a production brewing facility and a location for a tasting room and special-event space.

The new warehouse features a 1,000-square-foot walk-in cooler, which is surrounded by windows, an unusual feature, plus hundreds of beer kegs, an automated keg cleaning machine and significantly more brewing equipment.

It’s significant to note that the walk-in cooler for the brewery is substantially larger than the very first ZwanzigZ restaurant, which started out in about 200 square feet in 2002 as a one-room pizzeria on the edge of Columbus.

“It’s kind of fun to measure your growth in the size of a walk-in cooler,” Kurt Zwanzig said.

Project Details

Zwanzig Brewery Facility.
Columbus, Indiana
Jeff Marshall of Design & Planning