Just before Matt and I decided to start our blog, and share our visits to craft breweries, we had the chance to spend a weekend in Vero Beach for the Sunshine State Eggfest 2018. Matt was checking out places to go Friday night, and he mentioned a converted diesel engine power plant, turned brewery. Sounded like quite the interesting place, so we headed over to the American Icon Brewery.
The Diesel Power Plant was built in 1926, and is now part of the US National Register of Historical Places. Being a lover of historic places, there’s just something about being inside this restored building. The Decor is all industrial, brick, and much of the original floor plan remains, which adds to the originality. The power plant was built along side the FEC Railway, therefore it allowed us the opportunity to witness a train pass the large windows as night fell. This was pretty cool to watch. Almost felt like we had stepped back in time.
Their taps flow with plenty of their own brew. I indulged in the 1926 HEF, and Matt enjoyed the Diesel Plant Pale Ale.
There is a full menu, but we decided to snack on the fresh pretzels, served with beer cheese. It can be tough to find great pretzels, but these definitely passed the test! You can find live music being performed in the outdoor seating area. To check events they have going on, you can find them on their Facebook Page. Loved how this place is a mix of history, architecture, brews and atmosphere. Totally worth checking out, even if you’re not a beer drinker.
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