In Gaithersburg, Maryland the Dogfish Head Alehouse is a popular alehouse co-branded with the Dogfish Head Brewery, an award-winning microbrewery renowned for its craft brewed ales. As one of three locations with a reputation for great beer, artisan food and fun, Dogfish Head Alehouse is also a destination for entertainment and is known for its community support.
When the Gaithersburg Alehouse decided to enclose the beer garden they wanted to create a comfortable indoor-outdoor space and a great impression. With the help of Libart, they were able to:
Maximize clear-sky opening during good weather
Retain the existing half wall for privacy, safety and security in the patio area
Address the heating and A/C required for local building permit
Glazing: Insulated Glass Roof, Plexiglass Acrylic Side Walls
Frame: Heavy duty, powder coated aluminum
Jeff Manger of Libart worked closely with Dogfish Head Alehouse owner Joe Hospital over the period of several years. This included onsite visits with local zoning officials and ongoing coordination with an engineer and General Contractor. One of Libart’s installation partners, Arcadia GlassHouse from Madison, OH installed the structure.
“A project this unique, in an outskirt of Washington DC, requires a lot of special attention to see it through.” – Jeff Manger, Project Manager, Libart North America
The project involved building on a custom stainless steel plate and reinforcing the half wall so the enclosure would be adequately supported and operate smoothly. A self contained heating and A/C unit was installed. The additional square footage even required the addition of more parking spaces.