Even without the kettles the Hamm’s brewhouse is beautifully lit, ornamented architecturally and begging for photographers to remember it.
A mix of brick and stone construction where the stock house meets the cellars. The caves brought well water to the brewery and drained the refuse away, and the various sewer connections are visible here and tell the story of the company’s expansion above.
90% of Brach’s looks like this. Concrete walls, mushroom pillars, and water over the floor.
This roof hasn’t budged under the weight of snow, instead it just filters-through the light onto the floor.
Old conveyor belts are draped over the sides of the ore chutes to cut down on the noise and wear of the dumping trains.
The wings of the church had a lot more water damage than the rest. The organ on the balcony was in decent condition when I arrived.
Looking into the half-demolished, half-dismantled conveyor for the sea leg.
The head distiller could walk out of their office to this balcony and overlook the whole fermentation process in a glance.