In the ancient Mesopotamian story Epic of Gilgamesh, the wild man "...ate until he was full, drank seven pitchers of beer, his heart grew light, his faced glowed and he sang out with joy." This is one of the first descriptions of the pleasure of drinking beer.
Various recipes are recorded in some of the earliest writings in human history, from the ancient Egyptians to the Babylonians and the Chinese. The brewing of beer became popular in several cultures throughout the world.
The process of brewing beer and the joy of drinking beer is well celebrated in this old bank building in the historic port town of Lyttelton.
Re purposed and made structurally fit, the interior is lined with salvaged timber. Multi level spaces and an upper deck looking out over the port provide for a myriad of experiences.
NZIA Canterbury Architecture Awards 2021 - Hospitality