Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse in Castle Rock, CO to open on June 1st

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Vibe Concepts’ newest venture will offer craft beers on tap, outdoor seating, burgers, salads, sandwiches and more in Castle Rock’s Riverwalk Development

    DENVER – (May 29, 2020) Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse will have its grand opening on Mon. June 1, beginning with brunch at 11 a.m. The restaurant and brewery, located at 215 Wilcox St., Castle Rock, CO 80104, is the newest venture from Vibe Concepts, parent company of Tstreet Roadhouse, Roadhouse Boulder Depot, Spanky’s Roadhouse, Reivers Bar and Grill, The Met Kitchen, Dusty Boot, Kickapoo Tavern, Luigi’s Pastahouse and Montezuma Roadhouse restaurant concepts.

    “This has been a trying time for everyone in the hospitality industry and while trying to open a restaurant amid COVID-19 has been challenging, we have felt wholeheartedly supported by the Castle Rock community.” said Vibe Concepts cofounder, Dan Shipp.

    Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse will not be taking reservations for now. Service will be first-come first-served. They will be practicing recommended procedures for restaurants by Governor Polis, including limiting capacity to 50 percent, placing parties six feet apart and requiring everyone to wear masks. Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse’s hours for time being will be Friday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

    “Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse is a more than 8,000-square-feet taproom, including an expansive outdoor patio and a massive U-shaped bar inside, that was initially planned to host more than 400 people. We feel more than confident that we will be offering a safe dine-in experience for everyone,” said Shipp.

    Led by Executive Chef James Doxon, Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse will offer elevated comfort food for lunch, dinner and brunch every day, including decadent burgers, fresh entrée salads, innovative pizzas, succulent steaks, memorable desserts and beloved pub favorites that the restaurant group is synonymous with.

    Experimental, small batch beers that are exclusive to Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse, totaling 16 Great Divide taps, will be in available in coming weeks. They will be offering a full bar, including Great Divide and non-Great Divide beer, wine and cocktail menus.

    Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse is located in the Riverwalk Castle Rock North development, an urban live, work, play mixed-use development on Wilcox Street in downtown Castle Rock. Vibe Concepts has hired 60 employees. Aside from Great Divide’s location in Denver International Airport, this is the first licensing location of Great Divide.

    Earlier this year, Roadhouse Hospitality Group announced that after 29 years it would rebrand the parent company to Vibe Concepts to more accurately define the varied group of restaurants.

    https://greatdividebreweryandroadhouse.com

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  2. Dan_K

    Dan_K Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    It might be hard to drink a beer while wearing a mask.

    That being said, it sounds like GD went really "BIG" for their first restaurant/bar concept outside of DIA.

    The DIA space is killer BTW so I'm curious if any of the creative team behind that venture was involved in this location. Could be a really fun place to spend some time.
     
  3. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Sounds huge, the parking is already jacked right there as it is. I hope they do well though.
     
  4. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    They can do all that, but they can't bring back Rumble? :rolling_eyes:
     
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  5. southdenverhoo

    southdenverhoo Aug 13, 2004 Colorado

    Been a long time but I was there for a couple iterations of Maddiepalooza, also used to do pint nights at Maddie's, and there seemed to usually be parking at the structure next to The Old Stone Church...
     
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  6. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    So not that long ago. That new to me, but anything less than 20 years old is.
     
  7. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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    I still buy Hibernation Ale and a few Yetis a year, but other than that I don't find Great Divide beer to be that enticing. The biggest issue I have with GD is their Denver tap houses suck - mind you I haven't been to one in a couple of years. Every time we would go the service would be completely and utterly terrible. I mean ridiculous shit like bar tenders wearing sunglasses, more hanging with friends than working, on their phones, more worried about adjusting their playlists than serving. I was really off put to the point that I just stopped going completely. Shame.
     
  8. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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    I was just checking out this new location, and found it strange that they are selling cans of Budweiser, Corona, Heineken, etc. I guess they are appealing to the masses, but that has to hurt every time you sell one. Am I out of the loop or are there many craft beer locations that sell big beer brands?
     
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  9. Canada_Dan

    Canada_Dan Jun 14, 2013 Colorado

    It's a Vibe restaurants (https://vibeconcepts.com/) venture, says specifically they will carry GD and non-GD beer in the press release above.

    I've never seen this at a brewery with macro brands. Maybe a few guest taps for other craft brands, but I can't imagine any brewery serving Buttwiper or the Rona.

    The "new location" is a restaurant, not a brewery, right?

    Edit, you said "craft beer locations." Not totally sure what you mean by that. Bars that specialize in craft often carry macros still, but not all...
     
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  10. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    They're probably operating like a brewpub. You can get certain macros at the Wynkoop, Bull & Bush, Coopersmith's, CB & Potts, etc.

    So far the menu only lists GD's normal lineup of beers. It'll be interesting to see what the exclusive options end up being. I doubt most people care, but I'd love to see some occasional GD classics like Bee Sting, St. Bridget's, Grand Cru, etc. Their Denver locations bust out the old recipes here and there, so I'm hoping this location does.
     
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  11. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Coopersmiths serves macros?
     
  12. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    I think so. They have a full bar. Usually that goes hand-in-hand with bottled macros from the cooler. I could be wrong, though. The 'Koop, CB & Potts, and B&B 100% definitely do or at least did. They closed all of the Potts locations down here, so I have no idea what they're doing anymore.
     
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  13. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Thanks. I really don't doubt too much that they carry packaged macros, I've only gone there for the draughts and the casks.:wink:
     
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