Axemann Brewery - Bellefonte, PA
Project Completion: 2019
Hoffman Leakey worked with Axemann and developer Navitus LLC to transform a historic metal factory in Titan Energy Park into a popular new 27,000-square-foot brewery and taproom. The new home of “Blue Stripe Beer” offers a unique mix of industrial and environmental vibes. Large glass overhead doors open an entire wall to the adjacent stream, where a new cantilevered walkway was created to provide egress. The facility features a massive indoor game area, a new deck, and a newly created second floor for additional seating and events. HLA also worked with café owners The Blonde Bistro to design a commercial kitchen to supply food to brewery patrons.
Adaptive Reuse Highlights:
Steel frames from the original windows were salvaged and re-purposed as interior partitions between the brewery and the taproom
Old employee locker doors surround the base of the bar
Existing concrete floors were ground and polished, exposing artifacts from the building’s past buried within
A former loading dock has been transformed into the taproom’s main entrance and merchandise area