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Celebrating National Beer Day with Existing Conditions

Celebrating National Beer Day with Existing Conditions

In honor of National Beer Day, we're excited to share our collaboration with the iconic Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain. At Existing Conditions, we take pride in documenting and transforming historic spaces, empowering communities and businesses to thrive.

Read on to discover how our expertise and cutting-edge technology have contributed to the legacy of National Beer Day and beyond.


About national beer day

According to the National Day Calendar, National Beer Day is celebrated annually on April 7th, honoring beer as the third most popular drink in the world after water and tea. With roots possibly dating back to 9500 BC, beer holds a significant place in human history, documented in ancient civilizations like Mesopotamia and Egypt. Whether enjoying a porter, Belgian ale, or any other variety, beer enthusiasts worldwide raise their glasses in gratitude to local brewers. The craft beer industry's innovation continues to expand choices, attracting new beer drinkers daily.

National Beer Day was founded by Justin Smith, a Richmond, Virginia Craft Beer Examiner, and his friend Mike Connolly from Liverpool, England. National Beer Day honors the day in 1933 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison Act, marking the beginning of the end of Prohibition. This legislation allowed for the legal production and sale of beer with an alcohol content below 4.0% by volume. This was welcomed by beer enthusiasts because they were able to purchase beer legally for the first time in 13 years.

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So, on April 7th, let's raise our mugs in gratitude to the brewers, past and present, who have crafted the beers we know and love. Whether you're enjoying a pint at your local brewery or savoring a cold one with friends, National Beer Day is a time to appreciate the simple pleasures of good company and great beer. Cheers!

EC & AIA Queens

The Existing Conditions team and the AIA Queens community gathered for a beer at their A/E/C Summer Mixer, held at Focal Point Beer Co. in Queens, New York in 2023.

 

Case Study: Samuel Adams Brewery

 

Background:

According to Samuel Adams Brewery, the story of the passionate brewers at Boston Beer Company began with their founder, Jim Koch. He brewed the very first batch of Boston Lager in his kitchen, using a recipe passed down from his great-great-grandfather. Koch had discovered the recipe in his father's attic in 1984 and was inspired to bring the delicious and flavorful beer to the masses.

Jim believed that American beer drinkers deserved a better beer option than what was available at the time. Over the last 15 years, Boston Beer Company has produced 111 million cases, welcomed 1.9 million visitors to its properties, and has been the top supplier of beer in the Tamarron Beer Supplier Performance Survey 13 times.

 

The Challenge:

Interior of Samuel Adams

On-site image of the Leica RTC360 scanning the interior of Samuel Adams Brewery.

In 2017, the Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain project began and underwent a transformative project that aimed to breathe new life into its historic walls. The project involved converting raw space into retail housing and mixed-use areas, bringing a fresh perspective to the centuries-old mill complex. Our client, the JPNDC (Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp.) needed accurate documentation to move forward with their project.

Existing Conditions was selected to work on this historic project and completed this project in multiple phases over three years, working with the timeline of our client. With a proven track record and extensive portfolio of delivering accurate data to the best building industry professionals across the nation, Existing Conditions was the ideal partner to bring onto this unique project.

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The Solution:

3D Point Cloud, 2D CAD

3D point cloud data of Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain.

The solution for bringing Existing Conditions into the project was to deploy the technology and expertise necessary to provide all stakeholders with the situational awareness they need to make intelligent decisions. Leveraging state-of-the-art reality capture tools such as 3D laser scanning technology, our team documented the existing conditions of the space, delivering accurate 3D point cloud data, floor plans, and exterior elevations. This detailed information served as a crucial foundation for architects and owners, empowering them to gain a comprehensive understanding of the space's potential and make informed decisions throughout the project lifecycle.

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3D Point Cloud

3D point cloud data of Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain.

Today, the Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain stands as a renowned establishment with a rich history that captivates both locals and visitors. This iconic brewery offers guests a range of experiences, including tours, tastings, and a gift shop. Located in the heart of Jamaica Plain, the brewery serves as a hub of cultural significance and a must-visit destination for beer enthusiasts and curious travelers seeking a taste of tradition and innovation in every sip.

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Exterior Elevation

Exterior elevation of Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain.

After the successful collaboration, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) has continued to select Existing Conditions for multiple projects. These projects include the ongoing work at the Jamaica Plain Brewery Complex and the redevelopment of a former daycare facility in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

 

Our Impact on National Beer Day

As we celebrate National Beer Day on April 7th, Existing Conditions proudly reflects on our contributions to the brewing industry, particularly through our partnership with the Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain. By providing accurate documentation and leveraging advanced technology, we played a pivotal role in transforming raw space into a vibrant retail and mixed-use area within the historic mill complex.

Kurt Yeghian

Left-to-right: Charlene Gilman, Account Executive, Kurt Yeghian, Founder & CEO, and our client Ross Cameron, Vice President of Elkus Manfredi Architects enjoying some beer and good company at our Industry Appreciation Night, located at Trillium Brewing in Boston, Massachusetts.

“One of the things that we love the most about working in breweries is the opportunity to witness firsthand the manufacturing process of a product that we all enjoy consuming. It's truly fascinating to observe how it's made and how it eventually reaches the market. We find it interesting to assist in any way we can” Kurt Yeghian, Founder & CEO.

Our ongoing partnership with the JPNDC shows our dedication to supporting local communities and fostering economic growth. By delivering reliable data, we enable breweries like Samuel Adams to thrive and continue crafting exceptional beers that bring people together in celebration, not just on National Beer Day, but every day. Cheers to the brewers, past and present, and the legacy of beer as a symbol of camaraderie and enjoyment!

Ready to bring your vision to life? Contact Existing Conditions today to learn more about our 26 years of experience, expertise, and equipment.

Whether it's a brewery renovation or any construction project, trust us to be your eyes in the field. Cheers to your next project - get in touch now!

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