NBB Site Update: October 2, 2014

By on October 2, 2014

From the New Belgium Brewing Blog, Thursday, October 02, 2014.


NBB-impact-graphics-2Malt Silos Preparation – Anticipated neighborhood impact: 2 of 5 (material delivery, setting steelwork for silos)

Malt Silos store malt for brewing

  • Malt Silos construction has begun and continues through November.  The Malt Silos are located within the retaining walls on the west end of the site.  The nine silos will be constructed in pieces and then walled in later this year.
  • The process begin in mid-September and you can start see them taking shape.

NBB-impact-graphics-3Cellar Foundations- Anticipated neighborhood impact: 3 of 5 (trucks along Riverside and Craven, extended work hours)

Foundation work continues and runs through the first of next year.  You will see increased trucks along Riverside Dr. and Craven St., and you may see some on Haywood Rd.  You will see material deliveries on site and trucks hauling dirt.

The concrete columns on site are the foundation for the concrete deck for the fermentation and brite tanks.

  • Over the next few weeks, we are forming and pouring foundations at the brew house for vessels and packaging. We’re forming and pouring foundation walls in production support, kegging and packaging and pouring columns in the brew house.
  • We are pouring the concrete deck for the fermentation and brite tanks.

Saturday, October 18– Morning Concrete Pour– potential of an early start on October 18, site active by about 4 a.m. and pouring starting around 5 a.m. and lasting about 10-12 hours. We hope to avoid rain with an early start. To have enough time to pour and set (10-12 hours) the amount of concrete needed for the cellar deck, we have obtained City permits to start pouring concrete in the early morning on October 18. There will be generators and light towers, as well as back up beeping from the trucks.

Upcoming Sunday work – There may be concrete work on Sundays between October 5 – November 2, between 8:00 AM and through about 5:30 PM.


  • Precast walls will begin to go up this Fall and continue through 2015
  • Pile driving is currently scheduled to resume the week of November 10 (rather than by the end of October) and will last approximately two weeks, weather pending. We will keep you posted.
  • The City is making improvements to Craven Street through summer 2015.  There will be street closures and delays.  For more information


The standard work week is five days.  While the target is to work Monday through Friday, schedule delays will cause the work week to extend into the weekend on occasion (with Sunday being the rare occasion). Without City approval, work will begin no earlier than 7 AM on weekdays and 8 AM on the weekend.


Please be aware, this is an active and secured construction site.  Thank you for respecting the safety boundaries of the site. If you see unauthorized activity on site, please call the police.


Please e-mail us at AshevilleBrewery@NewBelgium.com or leave us a voicemail at 828-333-6900.  We will get back with you. Find answers to FAQs on their website.

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