Trusses

The Laboratory’s wooden trusses have thus far enjoyed a historic career in the brewing industry, and are only getting started.  In their past life, they held the operation together, literally, at Wards Brewery on the corner of Kilmore Street and Fitzgerald Avenue. Word has it that the demolition crew laid these vintage Oregon Pine trusses aside post-earthquake, not able to bear the thought of burying such quality workmanship in a landfill. Much to the satisfaction of all involved, the architect of The Laboratory spotted them in 2011 and made them a centrepiece of The Laboratory’s design. They were installed in July 2014 and anchored by steel supports, which are now covered in brick on either side of the dining area. In acknowledgement of Christchurch’s first brewery, we are very fortunate to have these distinguished Trusses on board as supervisors in our craft beer laboratory!

Trusses
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 11:30

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