Monday, November 28, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
A soaring industrial-chic interior, landmark architecture, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and breath-taking Bay views, set the stage for cultural events, public gatherings and private affairs as unforgettable as the San Francisco Bay Area itself. Featuring open space design, variable capacity and a staggering number of programming options.
What is it that makes Craneway Pavilion award winning? It’s world-class MEYER Sound, BARCO 8mm I-Lite Video, StagingConcepts, full bar, catering, 110-seat restaurant, private dock, ferry and helicopter accessible and ample secure parking are just a few of the reasons.
The awe-inspiring Craneway Pavilion is as state-of-the-art as it is historic – the famed architect Albert Kahn designed the building in 1931 as a Ford Motor plant and today original floors, brickwork and an entire crane are left as artifacts to adorn the interior.
Craneway is designed for maximum sustainability combining 21st century’s most forward-thinking green technologies with the structure’s original environmentally friendly features – saw-tooth roof design with 40,000 glass panes which fills the building with natural light and supports a one-megawatt rooftop solar power plant.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The Boilerhouse Restaurant at the Craneway Pavillion has announced the creation of a new House Beer: Rosie’s Shipyard Ale. The release and a review are below, but let’s cut to the chase: It’s very drinkable beer. We had a chance to sink a pint or two during the recent “Home Front Festival” and it got a “three thumbs up” rating. Also: The poster is very nice, the coasters are excellent, and when will the bowling shirts be ready?
Here’s what Brian Stechschulte from BayAreaCraftBeer.com had to say:
This “house craft beer” was brewed for the Boilerhouse by Drake’s Brewing in San Leandro. It’s on the lighter end of the Pale Ale spectrum with a malt bill composed of American 2-Row, Caramalt and Crystal 45L. Magnum hops were employed for bittering, while Styrian Golgings and Cascade hops round out the aromatic character of the beer.
Here’s the release from the Craneway folks:
RICHMOND, Calif., Oct. 31, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ –
This week The BoilerHouse Restaurant adjacent to The Craneway Pavilion officially launched its new craft beer, “Rosie’s Shipyard Ale.” The new brand was named in honor of “Rosie the Riveter” which is associated with the Craneway Pavilion and Richmond, California’s rich history and contributions to World War II.
Craft beer continues to grow in popularity all through-out the San Francisco Bay Area. This “house craft beer” was brewed for the BoilerHouse by Drake’s Brewing in San Leandro. Rosie’s Shipyard Ale is a basic Pale Ale with a crisp taste and a dry finish. This craft beer is mildly hoppy, more so on the nose than the palate.
“The Craneway is very excited to have its own beer,” Lance Miller, General Manager of The Craneway Pavilion, said. “It’s getting fabulous reviews.”
“This beer was made to honor the roots of feminism and sexual equality in the Bay Area that is embodied in the spirit that was Rosie the Riveter,” says Craneway representative Michael Jensen. “We are honored to have the opportunity to pay tribute to this meaningful and influential piece of American history.”
The Craneway Pavilion is located in the Old Ford Motor plant, and resides near the Kaiser Shipyard where Liberty Ships were once built and christened at a rate of one every two weeks. The BoilerHouse Restaurant is inside—and takes its name from—the original boiler room of the iconic Ford Assembly Building, which first opened in 1932 as a Ford Motors production plant and later became a hub of WWII homefront efforts when it was retooled to produce tanks and jeeps. The historic boiler room’s fittings and equipment have been painted silver, and the space’s cavernous ceilings, tall windows, exposed ductwork, and abundant natural light contrast distinctively with a sleek, industrial interior design.
The Pavilion and BoilerHouse are located at 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond’s Marina district, and can be accessed from the 580 freeway. For further information: www.craneway.com or www.boilerhouserestaurant.com