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Ruhstaller Farm Wins AIA Central Valley Regional Recognition Award

Ruhstaller Farm, the nearly 40-acre hop growing and production facility for Ruhstaller Beer, has been awarded the 2023 AIA Central Valley Regional Recognition Award!

The annual Regional Recognition Award selects a project from AIACV’s 17-county membership area through a nomination process by Chapter members. This prestigious design award acknowledges a project’s embodiment of regional vernacular and expression of local architectural significance.

Located in Dixon, California, this unique project exemplifies the Central Valley’s farm-to-table fame by hosting every step of the entire beer production process onsite. The site features a hopyard, kilnpicker, brewhouse, and a taproom open to the public where guests can enjoy live music, food trucks, and, of course, beer!

Mogavero Architects partnered with JE Paino of Ruhstaller to repurpose an existing structure on the former Wellco Manufacturing site into facilities for the drying and processing of the hops grown in the surrounding fields. The site also features a 1,000 square foot open-air taproom with space to accommodate 150 guests.

Ruhstaller Beer is the only brewery in California that grows the majority of its own hops, so it is a true joy to have worked on this special project for them. We are incredibly proud of JE and his team and beyond honored to have received this recognition from AIA Central Valley!

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