The Charlotte office of this architecture firm designed New Belgium’s Asheville taproom

The interior of New Belgium’s Liquid Center in Asheville.
The interior of New Belgium’s Liquid Center in Asheville.

New Belgium’s tasting room at their new Asheville brewery opened to the public this week, and the Charlotte office of a major architecture firm designed the facility.

Perkins+Will, whose local office is based at the Charlotte Chamber building on South Tryon Street uptown, has a brewery design practice in North Carolina called Perkins+Will NC Craft. You can follow them on Twitter @WeHelpUBrew.

Perkins+Will handled architecture and design for New Belgium’s Liquid Center, a tasting room. The brewery is starting public tours of their whole Asheville facility this summer, and is planning a party to mark their opening Aug. 27.

The tasting room is open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. So, if you need another reason to drive to Asheville, you can go to admire the Charlotte architecture and design while sipping a cold beer.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo