Altstadt Brewery & Guido Construction "Raise the Roof" in Old World Tradition

18 July 2017

imageFrom Altstadt Brewery:

FREDERICKSBURG, TX , July 18, 2017 A new brewery development, ALTSTADT, now has completed the frame out on their impressive 3-story German Tudor style grand clock tower. The 58,000 square foot attraction, built by San Antonio based Guido Construction, broke ground June 2015 on the 20 acre Texas hill country facility located at 6120 US Hwy 290 East, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624.

The ALTSTADT Brewery development, envisioned to be the next community jewel, was designed to fit the "Old World" German charm of Fredericksburg, showcasing world-class interior finishes.

Altstadt Brewery Clock Tower 07-20-17 Roof Raising Event

Billy and William Scripps Jr., co-founder and visionary of ALTSTADT Brewery, hired the talented architect Whitney Koch of Mustard Design and award-winning Guido Construction Company to build their world class, one-of-a-kind destination brewery. Scheduled for public opening April 2018, ALTSTADT Brewery touts attractions that include brewery tours, beer tasting room, up-scale restaurants, wine cellar, event hall, beer gardens, outdoor facilities, retail shop and offices for corporate headquarters. The brewery is only one of four in the US to use open fermentation vessels to produce the finest, hand-crafted, top fermenting beers in centuries old German tradition.

Ahead of construction schedule on the brewery, Tom Guido, President of Guido Construction, looks forward to hosting the ALTSTADT Tree Raising Ceremony. "Everyone's invited to join us as we serve up Bratwurst and exceptional ALTSTADT beer, the perfect match for a Fredericksburg community gathering," says Guido.

The tree raising or 'Topping Out' ceremony was chosen in the old world European tradition of neighbours helping each other 'raise the roof' before the advent of cranes. The entire community was brought together in celebration once the roof was raised and the supports removed. A tree was placed at the highest point of the roof to appease the tree-dwelling spirits of their ancestors that had been displaced in construction.

After touring the impressive building site, clearly, Guido Construction, with over 90 years and $3.5 billion in construction experience, seems poised for another award winning success regarding ALTSTADT Brewery.

The Altstadt family, in keeping with small town values of Fredericksburg and its German heritage, invite neighbours and visitors from around the world to enjoy this informal gathering with a complimentary beer tasting.

ALTSTADT beer is now available in select grocery, liquor stores, fine restaurants and pubs in the Texas Hill Country, Austinand San Antonio area.

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