SingleCut Beersmiths, Queens, N.Y.

Photo: Allyson Lubow

An expansion and renovation project at SingleCut Beersmiths craft beer brewery and tap room in the Astoria neighborhood added space for patrons and storage spaces for grain and supplies. Staff spaces were updated and expanded as well in the 7,300-square-foot facility.

To increase usable space, Cass Calder Smith Architecture + Interiors designed a mezzanine to span from the tap room’s performance stage through the granary, and above the brewhouse and cold-side tanks, and connect with a smaller existing mezzanine. Offices clad in mahogany siding anchor the bridge linking the new and old mezzanines.

Metal and glass applications were used, in part, to continue the brewery’s modern, industrial aesthetics. The hanging steel mezzanine is clad with industrial wire-glass, perforated steel grating and corrugated steel wall panels where brewers deliver grain through overhead barn doors. A steel spiral staircase connects the tap room with the performance space.

In addition to the corrugated and perforated metal panels, a solid wood bar top and custom concrete die wall keep with the industrial, modern palette. The project also doubled the length of the drink bar and a small kitchen on the end was upgraded to integrate the new food program.