A construction permit filed yesterday reveals that Astral Brewing — the new beer venue headed to 4816 N. Shepherd — is beginning renovations to turn 9,208 sq. ft. of the 27,575-sq.-ft. warehouse building once home to Southern Truck Pros into a hub for brewing and drinking. The structure’s parking lot off Shepherd is shown full of trucks in the photo above, taken back before the auto shop shuttered.
A site plan posted on the brewery’s Facebook page indicates a combination of public amenities and mission-critical brewing facilities included in the redo:
A main entrance off the patio leads into the bar — which includes a few adjacent seating areas, some neighboring a roped-off, back-corner barrel storage area. The other half of the brewery is reserved for production. Aside from the requisite fermentation tanks, it also includes a tiny grain room.
A few more photos of the space:
- Previously on Swamplot: The Truck-Repair-to-Brewery Transformation Coming to North Shepherd