Tuesday, July 20, 2021

903 Brewers to build spacious new facility in Sherman

903 Brewers is working with Method Architecture on the design of its
new home at 3232 Northgate Dr. in Sherman (903 Brewers/Method Architecture).

Big changes are in the works at 903 Brewers of Sherman, as the eight-year-old company is eyeing a major expansion aimed at sustaining current and future growth.

Central to the plan is the ground-up construction of a new, two-story facility on a five-acre plat at the northwest corner of Northgate Dr. and West FM 1417. The land comes courtesy of a grant from the City of Sherman and includes an additional five acres for future development.

A need for more production space is the catalyst behind the project, according to Jeremy Roberts, who founded 903 with wife Natalie. Once the build-out is complete, all operations will move to a more than 30,000-square-foot structure on the site, with 23,000 square feet allotted for production, and 7,000 square feet reserved for indoor public areas.

"We have outgrown our current facility," says Roberts. "The ceilings in our current production space are 14-feet high, while the ceilings in the new facility will be 30-feet tall. This will enable us to purchase much larger tanks that we will be able to store inside."

Along those lines, 903 intends to upgrade all facets its production setup to take advantage of the added headroom.

A covered patio along the east and north elevations of 903's new building will
provide 10,000 square feet of premium outdoor space (903 Brewers/Method Architecture).

"We are purchasing a new brewhouse from W.M. Sprinkman," says Roberts. "We will be adding tanks, and we have purchased Real Ale Brewing Co.'s old canning line. With the new space, we will have the capacity to brew up to 40,000 barrels of beer per year."

Regarding amenities, 903's new home will have a taproom and restaurant on the inside, with accessible areas on two floors. In fact, visitors will be able take a self-guided tour along pathways above the production floor, allowing for a bird's-eye view of the brewhouse.  On the outside, a covered patio will attach to front and side elevations of the building, spanning a total of 10,000 square feet.

Design-wise, visual elements of 903's original taproom are being carried over, which should provide a sense of familiarity for anyone who might be nostalgic about the old place.

"We are doing our best to keep the same feel," says Roberts. "Our architect is doing a great job keeping the red and white brick like our current taproom."

As for the timeline, Roberts hopes to break ground in September, with construction projected to take from 12 to 18 months.

1 comment:

  1. I’m excited to see this growth. I’ve watched 903 grow from a small dream to a successful business. Owned and operated by a local Christian family. In my opinion 903 is just getting started. This growth will be awesome for our community. I can hardly wait for the new establishment along with the music venue.