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New Colorado Breweries

Discussion in 'US - Mountain' started by caboose9, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. caboose9

    caboose9 Aficionado (195) Ohio Oct 6, 2006

    Howdy,

    Here are some Colorado breweries that *could* open by or in April:
    • Bru Handbuilt Ales, address unknown, Boulder (has Federal permits)
    • Big Choice, 7270 W. 118th Place, Broomfield
    • Great Storm, 204 Mount View Lane, Unit 3, Colorado Springs (late March, currently brewing)
    • Black Shirt, 3719 Walnut St., Denver
    • Hogshead, 4430 W. 29th Ave., Denver
    • Prost, 2540 19th St., Denver
    • Vine Street Pub & Brewery, 1700 Vine St., Denver
    • Suds Brothers BP, 127 E. Aspen, Fruita (taking job apps)
    • Loveland Ale Works, 118 W. Fourth St., Loveland
    • Ouray Tap House BP, 1900 Main St., Ouray (both Ouray I & II will brew w/to-go sales at Tap House)
    • Elevation MB, 115 Pahlone Blvd., Poncha Springs (early March, currently brewing)
    • Silverton BP, 1333 Greene St., Silverton (closed thru April for more repairs due to a fire next door last year)
    Any updates will be appreciated, Roger
  2. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (620) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    I'm posting my Denver brewery information I shared before the forums crashed:

    Here's my list, any others I don't know about?

    Just Opened (12/2011)
    ===
    Lone Tree Brewing
    8222 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124
    http://www.lonetreebrewingco.com
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lone ... 5808942333

    River North Brewery (2/2012)
    2401 Blake Street, Denver, CO
    http://www.rivernorthbrewery.com/
    http://rivernorthbrewery.wordpress.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/rivernorthbrewery

    Spring 2012
    ===
    Prost Brewing Company (authentic beer garden) - licensed to brew, sell beer, brewing equipment arrived
    2540 19th St, Denver, CO
    http://www.prostbrewing.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/ProstBrewing
    http://www.twitter.com/ProstBrewing

    TVRE - equipment shipped, starting taproom construction, waiting on license
    227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO
    http://trvebrewing.com/
    http://trvebrewing.tumblr.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/trvebrewing
    http://www.twitter.com/trvebrewing

    Big Choice Brewing - 7bbl system, being installed in coming weeks, 2-floor tasting room, opening on April 13, 2012
    7270 W 118 PL Unit A Broomfield 80020
    http://www.bigchoicebrewing.com/
    http://www.twitter.com/BigChoiceBrew

    Black Shirt Brewing (The Red Ale Project) - hired architect, federal Brewer's License approved!
    3719 Walnut Street, Denver, CO
    http://www.blackshirtbrewingco.com/
    http://blackshirtbrewingco.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blac ... 6186471775
    http://www.twitter.com/BlackShirtBrew

    Summer 2012
    ===
    Caution: Tap Room
    12445 East 39th Avenue
    http://www.cautionbrewingco.com/

    Fall 2012
    ===
    Three Saints (Cheeky Monk) - may change the name based on a brewery with the same name in CA, Cheeky Monk bought the entire building to build the brewery next door.
    530 East Colfax, Denver, CO

    Planned
    ===
    303 Brewing Company (fundraising)
    http://www.303brewing.com/
    http://www.twitter.com/303brewingco
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/303- ... 3869755128

    Black Sky Brewery (fundraising)
    http://www.blackskybrewing.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/people/Bla ... 1087003250
    http://www.twitter.com/blackskybrewery
    http://blackskybrewing.wordpress.com/
  3. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Champion (910) Colorado May 19, 2005

    Just got "official" word that Vine Street will start brewing on April 1st.

    Haha....maybe :confused:
  4. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Initiate (0) Colorado Jul 7, 2011

    Great storm has already started serving with a "soft opening", this Saturday is their Grand Opening at 6pm
  5. ucsbmullet

    ucsbmullet Savant (430) Colorado Oct 5, 2011

    Great Storm in Colorado Springs 'officially' opens this Saturday. They've been kinda open for a week now. Their Belgian Strong Ale is fantastic.
  6. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Advocate (615) Colorado Aug 14, 2005

    City Star Brewing
    321 Mountain Ave
    Berthoud CO 80513

    Not much info but they should be open in April or so.
  7. poonamibaxter

    poonamibaxter Savant (315) Colorado Jun 26, 2007

    Perhaps we will hear something about crooked stave at the release on Saturday
  8. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (620) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    Also Hogshead and Three Saints both have licenses to brew, just awaiting construction/renovation of their buildings.

    And correction on my OP, it's TRVE
  9. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Advocate (615) Colorado Aug 14, 2005

    I could be wrong, but I think Loveland Alewerks is looking closer to a June opening. :Shrugs:
  10. Hey Guys,

    Saw this thread and thought I would update you on the happenings at Elevation.

    We have our tasting room grand opening planned for May 19th, as well as the bottle release of our first Black Diamond Series Apis IV, (Dark Belgian Strong) that day. Should have 2-3 bands and a couple food trucks as well as 8 beers on tap at the brewery.

    We will have our Blue Series, First Cast (West Coast IPA) and Mount Blanca (Colorado Saison) available in April in Chaffee County, as well as a few specialities around town. Hope to see you all here and so excited to try all these other breweries in CO.

    Cheers.

    The Elevation Team.
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  11. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    Any chance we'll see some Elevation in the Denver area any time soon?
  12. Hey Domingo,

    We will be hitting Denver in June with bottles and draft of Apis IV, and Signal De Botrange, thanks for asking!

    Cheers.

    The Elevation Team.
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  13. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Champion (910) Colorado May 19, 2005

    Self distribute?
  14. denver10

    denver10 Champion (865) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Whats he deal with Black Shirt Brewing (The Red Ale Project)?

    Because this beer looks delicious.

    [​IMG]
  15. dauss

    dauss Advocate (565) Colorado Aug 9, 2003

    I know they tried to raise funds through crowd funding, but didn't meet the goal.
  16. To start with, but we will eventually be in the market for a Front Range Distributor.

    Cheers.

    The Elevation Team
  17. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    Yeah, that's what I've read. They're still moving forward, but just doing it on their own a bit slower. They got some of their licenses taken care of recently and I know they have some of their equipment.
    Here's their blog: http://blackshirtbrewingco.blogspot.com/

    I think what they're doing is pretty interesting. They've got a niche idea and they're going all-in with it. Lately I've had a think for simple straight forward reds and ambers, so I'm pretty eager to try their stuff.
  18. denver10

    denver10 Champion (865) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    What exactly is the idea? I get its something with ambers/reds but their sites didn't seem to offer up too much informaton on them.
  19. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    From what I've read, they're essentially only making red ales using local CO ingredients, but with different spins on the idea. Different hops/yeast/etc. I know there's more to it, but that's the gist. I guess they have made a pilot standard American red that is supposed to be to die for.
  20. denver10

    denver10 Champion (865) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Sounds awesome.

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the recent fad of amber/red fused pale Ales like Odell's Red, Deschutes Red Chair and would love to check out different spins on a red/amber. Hope things work out for them and they can a quick opening because I am ready for whatever they have to offer.
  21. TenHornsProud

    TenHornsProud Savant (295) Colorado Aug 13, 2010

    Talked with Branden through email. Insanely nice. I hope they are able to get this off the ground soon!
  22. russpowell

    russpowell Poobah (1,040) Oklahoma May 24, 2005

    Why the hell did I move from CO? Lucky bastardso_O
  23. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    The VSP Pub and Brewery got everything in order just a few minutes ago. They're now able to brew and do growler fills.
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  24. caboose9

    caboose9 Aficionado (195) Ohio Oct 6, 2006

    I wonder if there will be any legal challenges from other breweries with multiple breweries &/or multiple retail locations - Breckenridge, Miller Molson Coors, Wynkoop, Yak & Yeti, etc.?
  25. biking4beer

    biking4beer Savant (375) Colorado Oct 5, 2006

    I think Vine Street's biggest issue was neighborhood zoning. That shouldn't be an issue for the other breweries since they already have established locations.
  26. caboose9

    caboose9 Aficionado (195) Ohio Oct 6, 2006

    While they had an issue with the hood about the zoning change for their brewing operation and for the height exemption to add a second story to the "back room" to accommodate the large brewing equipment, their latest battle was with the state regulations concerning the "brewed on site rule" to sell beer to go.
  27. biking4beer

    biking4beer Savant (375) Colorado Oct 5, 2006

    Wasn't that due to the fact that they weren't actually brewing on site? I think now that they are brewing on site, they can sell beer to go.
  28. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Champion (910) Colorado May 19, 2005

    This is true. The "catch" was how to sell growlers of, say, Kind at the Boulder locations, since all that is to be brewed at VSP/B. Paul tried to explain it to me, but I was drinking and I'm kinda slow (well, not slow drinking). It would be interesting to see how that's all set up
  29. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Champion (910) Colorado May 19, 2005

    Just rumors I've heard:

    2 new (soon) breweries in Ft. Collins:
    Black Bottle--kinda near Old Town
    Cactus Bend (?)--more southish
  30. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Advocate (615) Colorado Aug 14, 2005

  31. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (505) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

    City Star Brewing in Berthous opening weekend May 4-6! I plan on going May 5th.
  32. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (505) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

    Black Bottle shooting for August opening, closest brewery to my house. 1.5 miles, I sure love Ft. Collins!
  33. drumrboy22

    drumrboy22 Savant (460) Colorado Jul 22, 2005

    Big Choice in Broomfield is opening the same weekend. Their official opening will be May 4th at 4pm.
  34. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (505) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

    Well might have to hit both openings in the same day!!!
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  35. drumrboy22

    drumrboy22 Savant (460) Colorado Jul 22, 2005

    Nice. Definitely a good time to be a beer geek in CO.
  36. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Advocate (615) Colorado Aug 14, 2005

    Oh just re-reading this but there is one that is missing

    High Hops
    6462 HWY 392
    Windsor, CO 80550
    They have a building but not sure where they are at in the process
  37. BSB1

    BSB1 Aspirant (35) Colorado May 3, 2012

    Thanks Denver 10; We've been brewing and building our Black Shirts off! Stay tuned! BSB
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  38. caboose9

    caboose9 Aficionado (195) Ohio Oct 6, 2006

    Howdy,

    I think the following *could* open by Father's Day:

    Black Shirt, Denver - active on Facebook but not much detail on their opening date;

    Hogshead, Denver - I suspect no news is bad news in their case;

    Prost, Denver - last month I heard "mid May", but that's only 1 work week away, so ...?;

    TRVE, Denver - as above;

    Sud's Brothers, Fruita - a month ago they said "very soon" but the "very" part was incorrect;

    Loveland Ale Works, Loveland - a window tour a week ago looked like a week or more to go.

    If you have firm dates for a soft &/or grand opening for any of the above, please let us know!


    Not open by or in June would be:

    Black Bottle, Fort Collins - late July to mid August;

    Cactus Bend, Fort Collins - has no building, so I'd think Labor Day at the earliest;

    High Hops, Windsor - mid August to Labor Day.


    Cheers & Fresh Beers, Roger, retiring Colorado Craft Brewery lister
  39. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (505) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

    At City Star grand opening right now. Like so far!
  40. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (620) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

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