Zilker Brewing Company is the closest microbrewery to downtown along the bustling East Sixth Street corridor. Located near the Saltillo Metrorail station, a former auto repair shop and warehouse was given new life as an on-site microbrewery, distribution warehouse, and taproom.
The brewery exposes the beer-making process; showcasing the raw grain storage on one end, brew kettles, fermentation tanks and piping in the center, and then displays cold-stored kegs within a large walk-in cooler and custom bar. The existing interior bearing walls and finishes were removed to create a monochromatic backdrop for the stainless steel equipment and a signature custom bar. Custom taps made out of engine valve covers continue the industrial vibe, while referencing the building’s previous use.
Sarah Natsumi Moore