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New Colorado Breweries

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

  1. denver10

    denver10 Champion (865) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    I think I read a quote where they marketed themselves as a brewery, a beer bar, and a restaurant. Looking forward to checking the place out too.

    Minor Threat was a big part of the soundtrack to my high school years (and the only hardcore/punk band I still enjoy) so I really hope they got their Minor Threat IIPA on tap when I go.
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  2. narayan

    narayan Aficionado (170) Georgia Jun 28, 2007

    Planning on checking Black Bottle out on Friday, been looking forward to this place. Glad it's finally open.
  3. chicano4craft

    chicano4craft Savant (310) Colorado Apr 18, 2009

    There's a new brewery that opened up last week in Wheat Ridge. Rikoli's Brewery around 44th and Wadsworth.
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  4. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    On the other end of things, apparently Silverton Brewing is closing, too.
    They're going to keep the name alive contract brewing in Denver, but the Silverton brewing location is now closed.

    Having had all of their stuff when my wife lived over on the other side of the state...um...Bear Ass Brown is okay I guess. I might be wrong about this, but I think I read that Prost will be the contractor over here. I have to think Bill would probably be "tweaking" their recipes if that's true.
  5. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Advocate (615) Colorado Aug 14, 2005

  6. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    Pretty cool about BJ's...even if there are plenty of beer options up there. Their Piranha Pale ale is oft forgotten, but is damn tasty. Several of their seasonals are GABF award winners, too.
    We end up at the Aurora one pretty often when we're feeling lazy.
  7. Beaver13

    Beaver13 Savant (460) Colorado Nov 9, 2003

    Been there twice already. Their beers are all really solid - I've tried 5 there. They do $2 tasters of any beers. Good selection of other beers. Food is good too - small plates.
  8. denver10

    denver10 Champion (865) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Hit up Black Bottle earlier.

    Their beers were solid, especially for a new brewery. I tried their Hipster IPA and Bitches Get Stitches ImperialRye Makers Mark Barrel Age Stout w/Brett. IPA wasn't anything special but also was solid and decent. Better than any IPA I have yet to try for Equinox for comparison stake. The sour stout was very interesting, the interplay between sour brett, barrel, and rye was cool but I got no stout qualities from it which I wanted.

    But the place is nice. I didn't get to try any food but the guest beers they brought in was all quality. Food and beer selection reminded me of Freshcraft kinda. I checked out some Avery Czar and Grimm Brothers Barrel Aged Wee Heavy (which was AWESOME). Wanted to try the SN Narwal but stuck with the Black Bottle stuff instead.
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  9. chicano4craft

    chicano4craft Savant (310) Colorado Apr 18, 2009


    Have you tried Space Ghost IPA from Equinox? I thought it was a nice surprise last time I was up there.
  10. denver10

    denver10 Champion (865) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    No...next time I am there.

    I have only tried a few of their hoppier offerings to be honest, but found them really underwhelming so kinda gave up. Figured I do really enjoy their stouts so have been sticking with those. Checked out their Sputnik Imperial Stout the other day, that one is a definite winner.
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  11. Speaking of local R.I.S, the Cuban Missile Crisis at Renegade (RIS aged in rum barrel, pretty cool name for that) is outstanding IMO.
  12. alexipa

    alexipa Savant (410) Colorado Oct 7, 2011

    Forgot about this thread... woops.

    - Wild Woods in Boulder is worth a visit. Excellent beers already at that place, one of the best porters I've had.
    - Gravity Brewing in Louisville is a good new one as well. Some decent Belgians and a really great IPA.
    - West Flanders Brewing in Boulder is open on Pearl Street. I had their ESB and wasn't impressed. Worth another try.
  13. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    West Flanders was at the Parade of Darks. They had a Belgian Strong Dark that was pretty solid. I can't recall what else they brought, but I think it was a dubbel.
  14. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Aficionado (185) Colorado Oct 26, 2012

    Cannonball Creek should be open within the month in Golden; corner of hwy 93 & Washington.
  15. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Champion (875) Colorado May 19, 2005

    West Flanders was solid. Alas, my memory was shot dead that day, and don't remember many names. Even my own
  16. Tolann

    Tolann Savant (350) Colorado Jul 9, 2007

    I saw a banner today that said 'coming soon, Blue Spruce Brewery'

    Anyone know anything about them? This was in the shopping center on the SE corner of E Arapahoe Rd and S Lima St.
  17. hopfacebrew

    hopfacebrew Savant (455) Colorado Jul 26, 2011

    No, but considering I live a couple miles from there I'd be interested to learn more!

    According to the SOS they registered as a Brewpub, that's all I could find.
  18. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    Interesting - that's on my way to and from work.
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  19. Tolann

    Tolann Savant (350) Colorado Jul 9, 2007

    I found it listed in Fermentally Challenged as a brewery we can expect to see soon. But no further details.
    http://www.fermentedlychallenged.com/2011/09/list-of-colorado-breweries-in.html
    The Englewood address threw me off but if you look at the jurisdiction of Centennial, even with the new Easter/Lima annexation, they would still be located in Unincorporated Arapahoe County (aka Englewood). I should have taken a close look, It's the same shopping center that Firebowl Cafe, and the Fed Ex are in.
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  20. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (610) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    Denver is blowing up.

    Epic Brewing coming to Ri-No, 3001 Walnut Street (Late 2013)
    http://www.epicbrewing.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Epic-Brewing-Company/278554429300?fref=ts
    http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2013/01/utahs_epic_brewing_will_open_i.php

    Diebolt Brewing in Sunnyside, 3855 Mariposa Street (Late Spring / Summer 2013)
    http://dieboltbrewing.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diebolt-Brewing-Company/394486740593465
    https://twitter.com/DieboltBrewing
    http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2013/01/diebolt_brewing_will_hit_denve.php

    De Steeg, 4342 North Tennyson Street, on 44th Avenue and Tennyson Street (Spring 2013, tentative Feb.1st)
    http://desteegbrewing.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/DeSteegBrewing
    http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2012/10/de_steeg_brewing_will_open_on.php

    Black Sky, 490 Santa Fe Drive at Fourth Avenue and Kalamath Street (Spring 2013)
    http://www.blackskybrewing.com
    https://www.facebook.com/black.s.brewery
    https://twitter.com/BlackSkyBrewery
    http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2012/10/longtime_breckenridge_brewer_h.php

    Lost Highway Brewing Company, 520 E. Colfax (March 2013)
    https://www.facebook.com/LostHighwayBrewingCompany

    Sometime in 2013 (unconfirmed):
    Former Future Brewing Company
    http://www.formerfuturebrewingcompany.com

    Hops & Pie probably sometime in 2013 as well.

    Those are the realistic one's at least... maybe Blue Spruce Brewing & The BOB (Brew on Broadway) in Englewood

    Wheat Ridge:

    Colorado + Liquid Art Works (March 2013)
    http://www.coloradoplus.net/
    https://www.facebook.com/CPlusLiquidArtWorks
    http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2013/01/colorado_brewery_valentes.php

    And four more in Boulder:
    http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2013/01/j_wells_brewery_opening_thursd.php

    J Wells Brewery, 2516 49th Street, Boulder (Jan 10, 2013)

    Fate Brewing, 1600 38th Street, Boulder (Jan/Feb 2013)

    Sanitas Brewing, 1860 38th Street, Boulder (Late 2013)

    Upslope Brewing, 2nd brewing & canning at 1898 South Flatiron Court, Boulder (Late 2013)
  21. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Savant (480) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

    Verboten Brewing in Loveland grand opening today.
  22. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    I can't wait for it to warm up a little so I can make the river north area brewery crawl. With the right plan, you could conceivably start at Beck and Renegade and work your way north with the light rail to DBC, Prost, the 'Koop, and over to Great Divide and all of the new stuff north of the ballpark.
  23. denver10

    denver10 Champion (865) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Might have to check that out when I get back to Colorado.
  24. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (610) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    In one day after GABF I went with a friend to 7 of them, we hit DBC, Prost, Great Divide, RiNo, OMF, Black Shirt and Crooked Stave. If you added Hogshead & Wynkoop it's feasibly 9.

    Breckenridge likely to stay in CO, move to new facility to increase capacity to 150k bbls
    http://beerpulse.com/2013/01/brecke...els-in-2012-plans-to-move-out-of-kalamath-st/
  25. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

  26. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Advocate (515) Vermont Mar 10, 2006

    I posted a link to this story early today in Beer News; not sure why it got deleted...

    "
    Weyerbacher founder to Verboten Brewing on using trademarked name: “no problem”
    "We love the name, but we were really sweating because of the whole Strange thing." So, Grenz e-mailed Dan Weirback, who founded Weyerbacher in 1995, to explain the situation. "He sent us back a really nice e-mail and said he wasn’t into litigation. He was very generous, and he said that that was the way the industry should be."​
    Weirback had to change his beer name from Zotten to Verboten three years ago due to a trademark dispute…but chose not to do the same to someone else."
  27. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,300) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

  28. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,300) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Could have been choppy text ... that always gets deleted. ;-)
  29. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Advocate (515) Vermont Mar 10, 2006


    I'll remember that:) I've never needed an excuse to drink Weyerbacher but I like them even better now.
  30. Hall Brewing in Parker is going to start distributing next week; http://www.hallbrewingco.com. They'll be around Cornerstar next Saturday for a tasting. I know nothing about them, anyone have other info? Tried their beers?
  31. dauss

    dauss Advocate (565) Colorado Aug 9, 2003

    Anyone see the article in the Denver Business Journal today? 3 new breweries to open in Lafayette this summer. Front Range Brewing, Odd13 Brewing and The Post Brewing.
  32. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    I'm still puzzled Lakewood hasn't seen any more growth. Breweries are popping up all around them but all they seem to have is Ironworks.
  33. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (610) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

  34. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    Very cool - I used to live in those apartments behind it. That area is another brewery "dead zone." Glad to see people looking at the 'burbs more. While I'm sure everyone would love to be downtown, some of these neighborhoods would love to have their own pub. Places like Copper Kettle, Arvada, and Lone Tree are packed with nothing but people that live within 5 minutes of their tasting rooms.
  35. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (610) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    Yea, I like both strategies, while I'd hope every neighborhood has their own brewpub, I kinda like doing brewery crawls downtown and being able to walk to 5-10 different breweries in an afternoon :D
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  36. ucsbmullet

    ucsbmullet Savant (430) Colorado Oct 5, 2011

  37. mentor

    mentor Advocate (615) Colorado Aug 23, 2003

  38. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Champion (875) Colorado May 19, 2005

  39. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Savant (495) Colorado Aug 10, 2012

    Excited to have another brewery to walk to from my place, Black Sky, but what I've seen about it has me worried:

    -We already have a heavy metal brewery in the neighborhood and it's great
    -The site is in LATIN (are you kidding me?)/the site design is atrocious
    -Dude works at Breckenridge (not a good brewery IMO)

    Prove me wrong though! I'll be there a lot if they have a decent IPA and pizza.
  40. dauss

    dauss Advocate (565) Colorado Aug 9, 2003

    Any additional word on this Blue Spruce?

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