Otter Creek Brewery

Project Type:

Commercial interior fit-up; bar, brewery, restaurant

Otter Creek Brewery asked us to design a tasting room that reflected their funky, dynamic brand. Their brewers are passionate about the work they do, and we wanted to design a space where that passion could be clearly seen. Here visitors can enjoy their beer at the bar, while also observing the process that creates it.

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Communal Tables

The tables are custom made to accommodate large groups that visit the space during beer tours, or just for a good time with family and friends.

Commercial interior fit-up, restaurant, bar, and brewery for Otter Creek Brewery in Middlebury, VT, by Imhotep, a Vermont Design and Build firm.
Commercial interior fit-up, restaurant, bar, and brewery for Otter Creek Brewery in Middlebury, VT, by Imhotep, a Vermont Design and Build firm.

Ceiling Treatment

Above the bar, we created a dynamic structure from maple wood stained black. It serves a dual purpose of defining the bar space to make it the focus of the room, and additionally hiding the sound panels that offset the space’s loud acoustics.

The custom light fixtures that Conant Metal & Light designed to look like hop cones are a unique touch that references the hop-focused beers that Otter Creek brews.

Elbow Bar

Rather than letting it go to waste, we used scrap wood from all the other custom elements in the bar and repurposed them into an elbow bar that maximized seating in the space.

Not only did this create an interesting pattern, it also fit into Otter Creek’s commitment to sustainability.

Commercial interior fit-up, restaurant, bar, and brewery for Otter Creek Brewery in Middlebury, VT, by Imhotep, a Vermont Design and Build firm.
Commercial interior fit-up, restaurant, bar, and brewery for Otter Creek Brewery in Middlebury, VT, by Imhotep, a Vermont Design and Build firm.

Wall Treatment

We used a mix of oak, maple, and walnut wood to add warmth to the space, and protect the wall where visitors would be sitting against the bar.

Production Windows

Otter Creek is proud of the beer they brew, and wanted to be able to show this process to customers. The windows that overlook the brewery’s production space allow patron’s a glimpse into the creative process that creates the beer, giving them a more holistic experience.

Commercial interior fit-up, restaurant, bar, and brewery for Otter Creek Brewery in Middlebury, VT, by Imhotep, a Vermont Design and Build firm.

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