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The name Steamboat Springs is said to have originated in the late 1820's when three French Trappers, traveling along the Yampa River, heard a "chug chug" sound. Thinking they had reached a major river, one yelled, "a Steamboat, by gar!" Upon further investigation, they discovered the sound came from a natural mineral spring, to be named Steamboat Springs. The Steamboat Spring still sits at the far end of town; however, it ceased to "chug" when the railroad bed was laid above it in 1908.
I was inspired after a trip to Aspen, Colorado during the X-Games. There was an after party at a place called Aviator Nation where I was blown away by what design can do for a space. This place was screaming 70’s. There were bright colors everywhere, iconic seats, and wood from floor to ceiling.
I visited Epic Brewery in Salt Lake City, Utah where I was given an in-depth tour from their Brewing Specialist. I learned about all the fermenters and equipment needed for the brewing process. It was very insightful and I was able to space plan something functional with all the parts and pieces necessary for a brewery to operate.