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Del Norte = Closed?

Discussion in 'US - Mountain' started by Domingo, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (955) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

  2. Fermentedly Challenged said they might already have all their equipment sold and will be the first brewery to close in 4 years.
  3. hopfacebrew

    hopfacebrew Savant (485) Colorado Jul 26, 2011

    I thought they just expanded last year?
  4. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (315) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    No information at all as of yet, and who knows whether or not there will ever be. Businesses close all the time for all kinds of reasons.
  5. denver10

    denver10 Champion (910) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Sorry to hear that for their sake.
  6. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,245) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    I just called them and only got voice mail.
  7. Friend of a friend works there, I'll hit up the 1st friend to see if she can get any more detail on it
  8. Kind of a bummer if only for the fact that they made approachable beers for us learned palates to offer those stuck in macroland.
  9. mklever42

    mklever42 Savant (300) Colorado Apr 28, 2012

    Confirmed. Unfortunately, it is true.
  10. Fitshaced

    Fitshaced Aficionado (230) Colorado Feb 29, 2012

    Saw some on the shelf the other day. Honestly i had no interest in buying any. But it does suck when any brewery goes under unless your came is Bud/miller/coors:)
  11. But if Bud went under we wouldn't get any more bcbs here in Colorado :mad:
  12. kojevergas

    kojevergas Champion (915) Texas Aug 15, 2010

    Having tried their beers, I can't say I'm surprised. Hopefully whoever bought their equipment brings more to the table. Still, I feel bad for those who are losing jobs.
  13. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,040) Colorado May 19, 2005

    But that would be Bud distribution, not the brewery o_O
  14. dauss

    dauss Advocate (595) Colorado Aug 9, 2003

    It's a tough segment they tried to go into. Lagers take too long. I think they were also undercapitalized. The founders were also homebrewers.
  15. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,040) Colorado May 19, 2005

    Shame they couldn't capitalize on the bajillion (literally, a bajillion) of Mexican restaurants in Denver Metro. I know of a few that carried their stuff (el Camino for one). Well, I suppose that one is Mexican 'inspired'
  16. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (955) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    Beyond them having to lager things, I'm not sure if they really ever had a great niche. They weren't targeting the geeky people (hence they aren't mentioned here all that much), and I don't know if most of the Corona people really ever cared enough about the taste of what they were drinking to try something else.
    I really like Manana as a casual beer and I think I'm the only person who liked Luminaria. The others were like better takes on Corona and Tecate for more or less the same price. To me they were like a Michelob to Corona's Bud.
    Hopefully the people behind the scenes will have a chance to do something again.
  17. Graviz

    Graviz Savant (360) Colorado Feb 26, 2012

    Their tap room was probably the hardest one to find in colorado. Those of you that have been there understand. I actually really enjoyed their Luminara.
  18. chango

    chango Savant (280) Colorado Mar 31, 2006

    I tried to visit them a couple of times, but to no avail.
    Shame, too, dammit... I thought they had a really neat idea... and the beers are really good.
    But... it's all about marketing and promotion... and they didn't really have that.
    I'm gonna miss that Cinco in the summertime.