Tallgrass Brewing Company selects Neenan as partner for regional craft brewery

Design-Build firm to Oversee the Largest Brewery in Kansas

FORT COLLINS, COLO. — The Neenan Company, a fully integrated design-build firm based in Colorado, is pleased to announce its selection as the design-builder for Tallgrass Brewing Company’s new brewing facility. Tallgrass will be acquiring an existing 60,000 square foot building in Manhattan, Kansas, which it will convert into a brewery. Construction on the $5 million project is expected to begin in May 2014 with construction completing this fall.

One critical aspect of the brewery’s new design will be the enhancement of the Tallgrass visitor experience. Tallgrass anticipates 3,000 to 4,000 monthly visitors at their new production facility, making it one of the area’s top tourist destinations.

According to Jeff Gill, President/Founder of Tallgrass, “We decided early on that this needed to be more than just a place to make beer. We wanted it to be a showplace, a unique and welcoming location we would be proud to show off to our loyal Tallgrass beer drinkers. They deserve a great tour experience, and this facility will allow us to give them that.”

After completing more than 100,000 square feet for New Belgium Brewing Company, Neenan’s holistic approach helps breweries like Tallgrass make decisions that improve bottom lines with financial modeling, improved product flow, and brewery design-build expertise.