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ARCO Beverage Group Preserves History in Vero Beach


ARCO Beverage Group Preserves History in Vero Beach, FL

When you step into American Icon Brewery in Vero Beach, Florida, you can’t help but notice the backdrop of the bar – an enormous diesel engine.

Once home to the Vero Beach Diesel Power Plant, this 12,300 SF craft brewery is a unique piece of Florida history.

Built in 1926, the Vero Beach Diesel Power Plant was the city’s oldest municipal facility, earning it a place on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Now adapted and reutilized as American Icon Brewery, this space is serving up craft brews in a one-of-a-kind setting.

Paying homage to its original industrial use, American Icon Brewery has a modern-industrial vibe. The inviting and social atmosphere incorporates the building’s rich history with exposed structural and mechanical elements including full-height masonry walls and an interplay of metal, wood and glass accents throughout.

Additionally, the original facility was expanded to include a 6,000 SF outdoor patio, draught cooler and 6,115 SF, two-story tasting room.

ARCO Beverage Group couldn’t be prouder to complete this one-of-a-kind project. Way to go ARCO, team!