Saint Arnold’s Fifth Ward Beer Cathedral Now Taking Shape on I-10

The steel is up for the cathedral-like beer-entertainment complex that Saint Arnold is building across Semmes St. from its Lyons Ave. brewery. The view at top shows what you’ll see now if you look southeast from the corner of Semmes and Lyons. Bocce courts and a multi-purpose lawn will sprout in the foreground. An extended cupola will have lettering that spells out the brewery’s name.

The complex’s restaurant, shown in the recent rendering above, will include stained-glass images of holy figures and murals featuring brewing iconography:


Outside the sanctuary walls, a semi-covered beer garden will sit toward the back of the 2-and-two-thirds-acre lot.

A halo-and-wheat sculpture, adapted from the company logo (where it frames St. Arnold, patron saint of brewers), will frame views of Downtown:

The hall will front Lyons Ave., north of the restaurant and the garden. A bike-, walk-, or drive-thru transept at the cathedral’s entrance will feature large garage-like doors at either end. Along this passageway, beer pilgrims will have a view of the brewery’s art cars to the north and a drop-off area to the south.

East of the building, the parking lot spreads out toward West St.

Construction has been underway since mid-August and is scheduled to wrap up next summer.

Photo: Munxoner. Renderings: Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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