It was tight. It's hemmed in by buildings on three sides. This is a stitch. Of course, the objective is to make it look as though you didn't need to use an HDR. At least if you want it to look natural.
I need to stitch together the original shots, yes. There was also a very distracting mess of industrial pipes behind the stables, and I removed those prior to the HDR.
I just like the look of it, and yes, when you do a natural-looking HDR, it probably makes viewers wonder why you bothered in the first place. I usually don't tell people my realistic images are HDRs, just for that reason.
Did you go on the full tour? It's a pretty impressive operation. I used to haul out of there almost weekly when I was on OTR truck driver. Finally got to go back and take the tour last summer. Knowing the area you were shooting, that is a pretty good pic.
Yep. Took the tour. Pretty cool the way they put up some elegant architecture within and around a working brewery. Worth the time involved. But get there early; the parking is kinda sparse right now, because of construction.