Tilted Barn Brewery, a farm brewery located at One Hemsley Pl, in Exeter, RI, and owned and operated by Matt and Kara Richardson, recently expanded with the addition of a second barn. The Richardson’s, who founded Ocean State Hops – Rhode Island’s first commercial hop farm, opened the original Tilted Barn Brewery in 2014.
The new 8,400 square foot barn was completed and opened in November of 2020 and is a New England-style post and beam barn featuring an 1,800 square foot mezzanine, an expansive tasting room and thirty-barrel brewhouse. There is also an exterior takeout window for pick up orders.
The barn is located on a hill overlooking a Christmas tree farm and includes outdoor seating, a patio, and a spacious lawn for guests to enjoy.
DiPrete Engineering was hired by the Richardson’s to provide the site’s engineering and design as well as all necessary permits. The team also provided survey and construction assistance. DiPrete Engineering teamed with Frank Karpowicz Architects, team architect; South County Post and Beam, general contractor and timber frame designer; and G.W. Preiss and Son LLC, MEP engineer; to design and build the new barn.
“The overall intent was to keep the site’s farm feel while utilizing low impact design techniques,” said Molly Titus, Senior Project Manager at DiPrete Engineering. “Grading was limited and tree cutting reduced. The hope was to not be able to see Route 2 at the completion of the project.”