Bale Breaker Brewing Company

The Project

Surrounded on three sides by a field of Cascade hops, the Bale Breaker Brewing Company’s new 12,000-square-foot facility was the first known brewery in America to be located in a working hop field. Because of the planned usage, the specifications and design features of the building are unique.

Kingspan insulated metal panels provided the high R-value that was required, plus superior airtightness and low thermal bridging for exterior walls, and the durability of the factory ‘white’ painted interior finish on the panels that made the brewery brighter.

Moxee, Washington, USA
900 High Rib wall & KingZip

Tapping into the Benefits

The Quinn family needed a new brewing facility that could withstand the Northwest weather, while providing thermal protection for modern brewing processors and a pleasant taproom for their brew house customers. Kingspan 900 High Rib Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) not only provide a high R-value, but also superior airtightness and low thermal bridging. This results in energy cost savings of up to 30% over traditional multi part built-up systems. The roof was constructed with Kingspan’s KingZip Standing Seam Metal Roof panels. This system is thermally efficient and airtight. It also reduces overall energy usage and increases a building’s curb appeal.


A Brighter Solution

The design, created by Meier Architecture & Engineering, Kennewick, Washington, is a 12,000-square-foot facility to house intricate brewing equipment capable of producing 3,000 31-gallon barrels of beer annually. Because most of the space is used for an operating brewery, there was concern about the interior finish. The walls had to be able to hold up to daily operations in a brewery that involved exposure to wash down water, moisture, and steam. Kingspan IMPs are ideal for this – providing a durable factory ‘white’ painted interior finish on the panels that made the brewery brighter.


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