Date / Time: Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 10:00 am MDT - 11:00 am MDT (add to calendar)
Event type: Event held online
Register / View: Creating a Destination Brewery: Lessons from Lawson’s Finest Liquids
Speakers: Peter Webster, Sean Lawson
Craft is about the marriage of science and art, curiosity and creativity, outcome and process, what and how. In the beer world, this marriage has created a culture of fans that want the flavors of their favorite brews as well as the experience of that beer’s essence. Enter the destination brewery, where superfans travel incredible distances to arrive in the heart of their favorite beers’ creation. How does one create a destination worthy of this dedication and desire? You apply the same care and consideration in designing your brewery that you used in designing your beer.
This presentation will provide a broad view of Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ journey from micro to mecca in the contexts and considerations of production, community, and experience. Sean Lawson will co-present with his brewery’s architect, Peter Webster from Austin Design, on what worked and went wonky in creating a destination brewery. We will focus on initial visioning, finding the balance between production and tasting room, the attempt to please all of the people all of the time, and the surprising influence of bike paths, cornhole, and small town life in creating an iconic destination for fans, both local and international.
Illustrate a destination brewery
Show the importance of bringing your values to the forefront of the whole project
Provide tips for navigating the public interactions for your brewery
Look at ways to make your brewery a full brand experience