Project Spotlight: Aspen Grove Center 20’ Container Bar (BeerCan Heavy)

Project Background

Aspen Grove Center, a popular outdoor mall outside Denver Colorado, approached ROXBOX with the goal of building a modular shipping container bar for their brand new beer garden. Enter the “BarBox”! Built out of a 20’ upcycled shipping container, this beautiful BeerCan Heavy serves as the centerpiece to Aspen Grove’s beer garden “The BarBox Garden” and is run by one of Colorado’s most iconic breweries, Breckenridge Brewery. With three service windows, a 10-tap draft system, and a walk-in cooler that can hold upwards of 20 kegs, the BarBox will be cranking out drinks all year long to beer garden guests. With a three-tone paint job, custom vinyl wrapping, and an Edison bulb-lit “BarBox” sign on top, the BarBox is truly a unique modular amenity to the complex that catches the attention of all patrons (and has become a popular feature on social media).

The mobile/temporary classified BarBox serves as a shining example of the benefits of choosing a ROXBOX product. With a faster turnaround time and cheaper price tag than a custom bar design, the BeerCan Heavy is one of our most popular shipping container bars and one of the fastest products we can build. With multiple revenue-generating windows and a built-in walk-in cooler, the modular BeerCan Heavy is designed to crank out drinks fast. Efficient, strong ROI, durable and eye-catching – this turnkey shipping container bar generates tons of revenue and is always the talk of the town. You can learn more about the BeerCan Heavy and our other modified modular shipping container products here (ROXBOX Product Menu).

Specs & Modifications

Project specs and modifications include:

  • 20′ ST – New / One Trip shipping container
  • 7’W x 7’L Walk-in cooler w/ Trusscore walls & ceiling and diamond plate floor
  • Standard personnel door
  • (3) Awning windows
  • (3) Interior fixed stainless steel countertops
  • (3) Exterior collapsible stainless steel counters w/ LEDs
  • Basic electrical with: 2 cage lights in service area, vapor tight light in walk-in cooler, outlets & a 50A panel w/ SO cord
  • 10-tap draft system
  • Reclaimed wood tap wall
  • Epoxy floor in the 8’ x 12’ service area
  • Interior service area painted burnt orange and off-white
  • Exterior painted sky blue & white
  • Custom vinyl graphic & signage
  • Mounted TV, heater, and fans
  • Exterior signage, speakers, beer gas cage, and sconces
  • Self-contained hand-washing sink and merchandiser refrigerator in the service area

Location

The 20’ BeerCan Heavy can be found at Aspen Grove Center in Littleton, Colorado. Aspen Grove is an outdoor mall with mountain views and is home to over 50 retail stores. The container bar can be found at the shopping complex’s brand new BarBox Beer Garden. With over an acre of grass and tons of parking, the beer garden is perfect for events, festivals, parties, concerts and hangouts with friends and family!

Timeline

Click here to review ROXBOX’s Four-Step Phase Process

Since the Aspen Grove team chose a standard, predesigned ROXBOX product (while also including add-ons that made the unit their own and match the Breckenridge Brewing aesthetic), we were able to move through all of re-construction Phase 1 (Design & Planning) + Phase 2 (Construction Documents) within weeks. Phase 3 (Construction & Production) of this BeerCan Heavy unit took just under 5 weeks. Since Aspen Grove Center is just down the road from ROXBOX’s facility in Denver, Phase 4 (Delivery and Installation) only took a few hours. Aspen Grove was then able to immediately open the beer garden that week and begin capturing revenue!

Client Testimonial

Josh Kalkhorst – General Manager at Gerrity Group

This journey with ROXBOX, from the day we met Davin at the shop to see the facility to the day our container bar was dropped, was really impressive. They helped us define our vision for this container and then brought it to life in ways we couldn’t have expected. Their excitement and enthusiasm for our project was next level and that’s what made this partnership and our experience so much fun!”

Project Development

Phase 1 (Design & Planning) + Phase 2 (Construction Documents)
Early on design with rooftop deck
Final design
Phase 3 (Construction + Production) of the BeerCan Heavy in ROXBOX's Denver facility
Phase 4 (Delivery + Installation)
Finished build on site
(Vinyl wrapping, signage, and branding were added on site)
Before and After slider
Video tours of the unit from ROXBOX's social media accounts

Next time you’re in Denver, make sure to stop by Aspen Grove Center in Littleton, Colorado to check out this BeerCan Heavy for yourself! If you are interested to learn more about the Aspen Grove BeerCan or any of our other container modification projects, click here to contact our team or visit our website (www.roxboxcontainers.com).


Project Spotlight: Coca-Cola Mobile BoomBox

Project Background

The Coca-Cola BoomBox was one of our coolest projects to date and we could not have been happier with how it turned out! The entire ROXBOX team came together to design & build this incredible shipping container marketing unit extremely fast without compromising our high-quality standards.

Coca-Cola approached us with a blank slate and told us to do what we do best, create an exciting and innovative mobile experiential marketing activation out of a 20’ shipping container that they could tour throughout the country. The only criteria we were given were to make sure the project would have a focus on music & sustainability and offer guests an interactive experience. With this direction, the fun part began. After multiple brainstorming sessions with the ROXBOX team, we created a conceptual design for a solar-powered mobile boombox and presented it to the Coke team…

Enter the Coca-Cola BoomBox! This giant solar-powered boombox is built out of an upcycled 20′ shipping container and transforms into an interactive marketing experience at each location it stops. The underlying concept of the project focuses on bringing music to different communities and events, all while giving people the opportunity to learn how to DJ on high-end DJ equipment and highlighting the central Coca-Cola ethos of sustainability.

Key features of the BoomBox include: an interactive DJ experience where guests can learn to DJ, sound-activated LEDs, speakers that bump, a VIP rooftop deck, interchangeable graphics for different Coca-Cola brands and marketing initiatives, and the ability to easily open up and close down at each event (this unit is a true transformer)!

The BoomBox brings the party and is the focal point wherever it goes… And since it’s fully solar-powered, it can go anywhere!

Specs & Modifications

  • 20′ One-trip shipping container
  • Roof-top deck with collapsible railings
  • Custom 3D boom box elements: speakers, light-up equalizer, buttons, and a custom vinyl wrap
  • Sound-activated LED lights
  • Interactive DJ experience with DJ booth and high-end DJ equipment
  • Numerous speakers and subs
  • “Selfie room” with custom neon signs & green walls
  • Interchangeable SEG graphics allow for different brands to “skin”/brand the unit
  • Custom stairs and flooring
  • Lighting, electrical, solar, and actuator systems – all with redundancies
  • Interior and exterior black paint
  • Removable railings, stairs, and walls
  • Mechanical room w/ employee door
  • (2) Awnings on actuators with solar-panels
  • (2) fold-down decks
  • 100% solar-powered with six (6) solar panels
  • (3) massive batteries (the unit can run for an entire day on a full charge without the sun)
  • Custom trailer that makes the unit easily moveable

Location

Fortunately, the first couple stops for the BoomBox were right in our backyard for some incredible concerts at one of the world’s most iconic music venues – Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre.

Currently, the BoomBox can be found traveling the country on the Coca-Cola BoomBox Tour, where it will stop at events, concerts, festivals, parties, and sporting events along the way. The BoomBox’s first tour will be a full west coast tour, making appearances in Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Be sure to check out the hashtag #cocacolaboomboxtour on all social media platforms to see where the unit currently is and where it is headed. Who knows, maybe it will pop up in your hometown next!

In regards to where the BoomBox is able to operate, the answer is simple… anywhere! Since the unit is fully solar-powered, there are no limitations to where the BoomBox can go.

Coca-Cola BoomBox at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado

Timeline

The timeline on this project was VERY aggressive. We spent about a month in pre-construction refining the design with the Coca-Cola team and creating detailed shop drawings. We only had ~7 weeks to build the unit (along with numerous other projects we had in production) in order to have it ready for multiple dates at Red Rocks and the start of the 2022 BoomBox Tour.

The ROXBOX team really came together to build this incredible shipping container experiential marketing unit in record time!

Project Development

Coca-Cola BoomBox conceptual renderings
Work in progress photos of the Coca-Cola BoomBox in ROXBOX's Denver facility
Completed project photos

If you are interested to learn more about the Coca-Cola BoomBox or any of our other container modification projects, click here to contact our team or visit our website (www.roxboxcontainers.com).


Price Development Group custom shipping container patio bar built by ROXBOX Containers.

Project Spotlight: Price Development Group Custom Container Patio Bar

Project Background

Our “Rat Rod” custom container patio bar for Price Development Group (PDG) was an exciting and unique project for our team and showcases the possibilities for a container amenity at a residential or commercial development. PDG is a privately owned real estate company that specializes in acquisition and development opportunities with an emphasis on residential, retail and mixed-use projects. PDG approached our team to help create a functional, durable and eye-catching patio bar for the open-air beer garden at their new apartment complex development in downtown Denver. Enter the “Rat Rod” patio bar, a “rusted”, open-air 20’ container bar that fits perfectly into the modern, industrial aesthetic of the complex and serves as a focal point to the entire development.

We took this project from “napkin-sketch” through our four Phase Process (click here to see a detailed infographic of our Phase Process) – design and analysis in Phase 1, fully stamped and approved plans through the AHJ in Phase 2 (including ADA compliance and integration with the site development team), complete build-out at our Denver facility in Phase 3, and delivery + install on-site in Phase 4. The delivery and install of this unit was quite the task – we utilized a large crane to “fly” this unit up and over the apartment complex and into the 4th story courtyard!

Price Development Group custom shipping container patio bar built by ROXBOX Containers.

Specs & Modifications

  • 20’ high-cube double-door one-trip shipping container
  • Electric, lighting and plumbing
  • Kegerator with dual tap system
  • Back bar equipment including mini-fridge, ice-maker, and hand sink
  • Custom granite bar countertop, subway tile, and foot rails
  • Double-sided awning
  • ADA compliant space
  • Custom “rat rod” rusted finish – we utilized a special technique to activate the rusting process to the desired point, arrested the rusting process, and put a clear coat to protect and maintain the desired “Rat Rod” look forever.

Location

The custom patio bar can be found at the PDG Design District, a 354-unit Class A multifamily development, located in Denver, Colorado. The patio bar is located on a fourth-floor open air beer garden at the complex along-side cornhole, bocci ball and other amenities for this luxury apartment building. The private beer garden is open year round, with the patio bar serving as the centerpiece of the two acre space. With free beer always on tap, an ice-machine for making drinks, and a built-in TV – this beer garden is sure to be a popular spot for residents.

Timeline

PDG approached us in May of 2020 to bring this concept to their development. We spent several months in pre-construction Phases 1 & 2 to get the exact plan and design dialed in and ensure the unit met all requirements of the Denver Building Department. With approved plans and a green light to proceed from PDG, in the Fall of 2020 we modified the container in weeks and craned the unit into place partially built. Due to the design, structural modifications, and high-end finishes, we coordinated with PDG  to complete the unit on-site. As PDG finalized the development, we spent a few final days wrapping up the details on the unit, giving PDG the ability to showcase the patio bar for their Grand Opening in 2021.

Project Development

Rendering of Price Development Group's custom shipping container patio bar built by ROXBOX Containers.
Rendering of Price Development Group's custom shipping container patio bar built by ROXBOX Containers.
Price Development Group custom shipping container patio bar built by ROXBOX Containers.
Finished “Rat Rod” container patio bar for PDG’s Design District apartment complex in Denver, CO.
Price Development Group custom shipping container patio bar built by ROXBOX Containers.
Back view of finished “Rat Rod” container patio bar for PDG’s Design District apartment complex in Denver, CO.

If you are interested in learning more about the PDG patio bar, our bar & taproom line of shipping containers modifications, or any of our other products and builds, click here to contact our team or visit our website (www.roxboxcontainers.com).


:eft Hand Brewing Company custom shipping container bar built by ROXBOX Containers.

Project Spotlight: Left Hand Brewing Company 40’ Custom Container Bar

Project Background

Left Handing Brewing Company is one of the most iconic craft breweries in the country (and happens to be 40 minutes down the road from our ROXBOX headquarters), so we could not have been more excited when they approached us about creating a custom shipping container bar concept for their new beer garden. From the get go Left Hand knew what they wanted, an eye-catching, durable centerpiece to their new space that could serve their famous craft beers and beverages all year long. Enter Big Red, a 40 foot shipping container bar with all of the functionality and equipment of a full taproom.

We took this project from “napkin-sketch” through our four-phase process (click here to see a detailed infographic of our Phase Process) – design and analysis in Phase 1, fully stamped and approved plans through the modular program in Phase 2, complete build-out at our Denver facility in Phase 3, and delivery + install on-site in Phase 4.

:eft Hand Brewing Company custom shipping container bar built by ROXBOX Containers.

Specs & Modifications

  • 40’ High-Cube one-trip container
  • 10’ walk-in cooler that holds 20+ kegs 
  • Cooler entry from the person-door inside the bar and from the container doors outside the bar
  • Custom pipe-tap with 8 taps utilizing a glycol system
  • Electrical, lights & plumbing
  • Person-door employee entry
  • Custom signage and branding
  • Three customer windows with retractable awnings and stainless steel countertops (one ADA compliant customer window)
  • Additional back bar customer window with awning and sliding windows
  • Custom back bar equipment, including: two refrigerators, hand sink, cabinets, and stainless countertop
  • Certified modular building with the State of Colorado

Location

The custom BeerCan can be found at Left Hand’s brand new beer garden at their headquarters in Longmont, Colorado. The container bar serves as the centerpiece to Left Hand’s three acre beer garden.

Timeline

Left Hand originally reached out to ROXBOX about the project in 2019, but plans were stalled due to the pandemic. The project picked up the pace again in early 2021 with a finish date of early August so the beer garden could open for summer. ROXBOX began designing the container in January 2021, working hand-in-hand with the LeftHand team to create their custom 40’ BeerCan.

In Phase 1, our team outlined and designed every detail of the build, including: exterior color, signage, beer and tap system design and location, window and door placement, location of bar equipment, etc. With design and Phase 1 completed, we took the project into Phase 2 and developed stamped plans to submit to the Colorado modular program. Our team worked with architects and engineers, alongside the State of Colorado, to get stamped and approved plans for the permanent modular structure. Then the fun part – Phase 3 and building out the unit. Once all of the materials were received, it took us 43 days to complete this build (including modular inspections). We delivered the final product and completed a small amount of on-site work in late July 2021, more than enough time for Left Hand’s beer garden grand opening party on August 14th!

Project Development

Napkin sketch of Left Hand Brewing Company's custom shipping container bar built by ROXBOX Containers.
Napkin sketch of early on Left Hand BeerCan concept
Renderings of Left Hand Brewing Company's custom shipping container bar built by ROXBOX Containers.
3D renderings of Left Hand BeerCan during design phase
Left Hand Brewing Company custom shipping container bar built by ROXBOX Containers.
Left Hand Brewing Company custom shipping container bar built by ROXBOX Containers.

If you are interested in learning more about the Left Hand BeerCan, our bar & taproom line of shipping containers modifications, or any of our other products and builds, click here to contact our team or visit our website (www.roxboxcontainers.com).


ROXBOX Containers launches the BillyBox, a shipping container bar paying tribute to Billy Thompson, a member of the ROXBOX team taken too soon.

ROXBOX Launches New Product Line Paying Tribute to Lost Team Member

ROXBOX Containers has launched the BillyBox paying tribute to “Wild Bill” Thomson, a member of the ROXBOX team who recently passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident.

On April 2nd, 2021 ROXBOX lost a member of the team to a tragic motorcycle accident – “Wild Bill” Thompson. Billy was a self-made man who embodied the ROXBOX mentality of hard work and quality craftsmanship. Billy, a lead welder and fabricator, was a friend to all in the ROXBOX shop and showed up every day ready to work. In his honor, the ROXBOX team has developed the “BillyBox”. The BillyBox is Billy – a badass container bar that has a built-in walk-in cooler for kegs and all of the equipment for a full-service bar.

ROXBOX’s most popular container modification to date is the BeerCan, a 20 foot permanent or mobile container taproom with a walk-in cooler for kegs and tap system. ROXBOX has built BeerCans for many clients across the country, including Smuttynose Brewing Co. in New Hampshire and Two Parts in Denver. The BillyBox takes the BeerCan to the next level.

Built out of a 20-foot or 40-foot one-trip container, the BillyBox is a turnkey full-service container bar perfect for any business or event. Able to be run on-grid or by a generator, the BillyBox has the functionality, equipment, and aesthetic to be the perfect addition to any brewery, beer garden, sports arena, music festival, shipping container park, etc.

Modifications and specs of the Billybox include:

  • Walk-in fridge that can keep upwards of 26 kegs at the perfect drinking temperature 24/7
  • Customizable beer tap system
  • Ice maker & ice well
  • Merchandise fridge
  • Bottle coolers
  • Metro rack
  • dishwasher
  • Stainless steel countertops
  • Liquor bar
  • Triple sink/dump & hand sinks
  • Shelving and storage
  • Employee door
  • Operable cargo door
  • P.O.S. system
  • Wall-mounted television
  • Three service windows with retractable awnings
  • Electric and lighting
  • Custom finishes
  • Interior & exterior painting
  • Signage and branding
ROXBOX Containers Shipping Container Bar

The ROXBOX team is looking forward to beginning production of BillyBoxes and paying tribute to a husband, father, friend, son, and brother who was taken too soon. A portion of every BillyBox sale will go to Billy’s wife and young son forever. Rest in peace Billy – this container bar is for you and your family.

For more information about the BillyBox or information on how you can donate to Billy’s family, please reach out to the ROXBOX team at 303-997-8875 or email us at info@roxboxcontainers.com.

ROXBOX Containers launches the BillyBox, a shipping container bar paying tribute to Billy Thompson, a member of the ROXBOX team taken too soon.

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Roxbox

A few years after launching, Denver shipping container startup Roxbox is no longer just a mobile bar manufacturer, it now touts a lineup that includes outdoor dining options, modular office construction, bitcoin mining and much more. The company recently introduced its Patiobox offering, a product designed to help restaurants remain open and compliant during Covid-19 indoor dining closures. The boxes come in multiple sizes and are able to accommodate up to 36 guests with multiple openings, lights and electrical hookups, heaters and three glass roll-up doors.

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Beau Bergman, COO and Anthony Halsch, founder and CEO of Roxbox.
Kathleen Lavine | DBJ