New Colorado Breweries

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

  1. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Actually, their site isn't really done. The text is the standard "lorem ipsum" Greek placeholder text you use to see how something will look. A good chunk of the links don't work either. Seems kind of odd that they would launch their site like that instead of a test environment...but what do I know?
    Being a brewer at a place like Breck is a good thing. That means he knows what he's doing and has a ton of experience brewing commercially.
    I'm not too sure about the metal theme though. Like you mention - there's already a place doing that and making full-on kickass beer right now. Hopefully there's some differentiation, otherwise, this can really come across as being very "me too."
     
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  2. mkorpal

    mkorpal Oct 28, 2007 Colorado

    By the way, Fort Collins has another 5 in planning, that I know of. I think two are dead in the water though. no facebook updates for over a year.
     
  3. Graviz

    Graviz Feb 26, 2012 Colorado
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    I stopped by today and it looks like it didn't make it. The building is up for rent again. : ( It would be a perfect location for one with a great patio!!
     
  4. dauss

    dauss Aug 9, 2003 Colorado
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    I heard Blue Spruce signed a lease in the northeast corner of East County Line Road and South Colorado Blvd, Centennial.

    I was driving to the Yak and Yeti yesterday and saw the sign for Odyssey Beerwerks. Northwest corner of Sheridan and Ralston. Any info?
     
  5. joshclauss

    joshclauss Oct 31, 2010 Colorado
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    I don't think I've seen anyone mention Lowdown here, so I'll post this:

    http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2013/04/two_rock_bottom_brewers_will_open_lowdown_brewery.php

    Two former Rock Bottomers taking a stab at a brewpub. I do like the location, and not just because I can walk there from my house in about 5 minutes. I'm also a big fan both of guest taps and brewers that make more than one IPA. However, the idea of "Connecticut-style pizza" opened one of the top ten most lively (and hilarious) conversations on my Facebook wall. I still contend that it's Bagel Bites.
     
  6. Prospero

    Prospero Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    Yea, I saw that and added lowdown to (coming soon) on the d.enver b.eer s.cene a.pp.

    While I haven't been to Westminster one, I have enjoyed the Park Meadows beers the few times I've been there.

    Sounds like Black Sky might be open as early as June as well. BoB is close to being complete too.
     
  7. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    As someone who grew up in right outside New Haven, Connecticut I will defend their pizza to theend..Sally's Pizza remain my favorite pizza, period. Pepis and Modern aren't no joke either.

    Lots of things you can rip on about Connecticut, their pizza is not one.
     
  8. ssteigerwald

    ssteigerwald Mar 4, 2010 Colorado
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    Connecticut makes pizza?
     
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  9. joshclauss

    joshclauss Oct 31, 2010 Colorado
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    Connecticut...that's the capital of Delaware...right?
     
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  10. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard May 19, 2005 Colorado

    I think Connecticut was a Shakespeare figure--slept with his mom, or something
     
  11. ssteigerwald

    ssteigerwald Mar 4, 2010 Colorado
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    Right, Connecticus Oedipus.
     
  12. MarkyMOD

    MarkyMOD Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    That for iOS? Couldn't find it when I searched.
     
  13. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    Driving downtown today I saw some signs posted that a brewery was going in next to Cheeky Monk. Can't remember the name but there were signs on the doors and windows.
     
  14. Prospero

    Prospero Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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  15. drumrboy22

    drumrboy22 Jul 22, 2005 Colorado
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    The Cheeky Monk was working on opening a brewery next door called Lost Highway. They were originally planning to open last December. Not sure where there at right now.
     
  16. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    Now that you mention the name that's what it was. Good to know.
     
  17. Prospero

    Prospero Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    Last I recall they have their license to brew, just waiting to work on the space. They own the building now, not sure what's holding them up. I think they said Fall of this year.
     
  18. drumrboy22

    drumrboy22 Jul 22, 2005 Colorado
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    A new one for me. Looks like they're shooting for an early May opening.
    http://www.odysseybeerwerks.com
    https://www.facebook.com/OdysseyBeerwerks
     
  19. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Have you left your house in the last year? It seems they are again.
     
  20. southdenverhoo

    southdenverhoo Aug 13, 2004 Colorado

    I thought it was Sally's Apizza. And on the subject of Connecticut (but not New Haven) pizza, who can forget Mystic Pizza, Julia Roberts' breakout flick, in which she played the (slutty) third-female lead. (billed behind Annabeth Gish and Lili Taylor)

    It is a recognized and highly imitated style, folks in Denver just aren't hip to it I guess. Big deal in, say, Washington DC, or Atlanta GA, say, among foodies, when somebody purports to open a "New Haven-style" or "Connecticut-style" pizza joint.

    PS, there was already a "Connecticut-style" pizza place in Denver, or I think Glendale actually, Papou's on Leetsdale near Holly....not sure they actually had it exactly in the style of Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana though.
     
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  21. FarmerTed

    FarmerTed May 31, 2011 Colorado

    I was a Sally's fan myself; I'd generally go there over Pepe's. Modern was great; at least, when I lived there you could just walk into Modern's and get a seat without going through a lot of bs waiting. It's been a long time since I ate at any of those places, but Lucky Pie works for me now.

    I dunno what the hell happened to Louis Lunch, though. I had a couple burgers there a year or so ago, and they were awful.
     
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  22. MarkyMOD

    MarkyMOD Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    Thank god for liquor stores that deliver.
     
  23. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Yes, that is correct.
     
  24. dauss

    dauss Aug 9, 2003 Colorado
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    Diebolt Brewing just posted on their Facebook that their equipment just cleared customs in California. Sounds like equipment from China.
     
  25. joshclauss

    joshclauss Oct 31, 2010 Colorado
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    Are we sure they have no connection to Kim Jong-un?
     
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  26. Prospero

    Prospero Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    Saw this in the South Denver Beer Fest article today from Shikes:
    (also got an AHA discount email for the fest for $10 off if you're AHA member)

    The only one other than FFBC that I've heard of was 53 Peaks (currently on Kickstarter here)
     
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  27. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Looks like the South Denver Beer Fest is (of course) on a weekend I'm stuck out of town. I like the idea of the hopefuls making their debut at a fest. New breweries tend to do the Wynkoop events and a few have gotten me to drop in just because I remembered liking them.
     
  28. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    Just got an email from AHA saying members get a $10 discount when buying a ticket to the South Denver Beer Fest.
     
  29. joshclauss

    joshclauss Oct 31, 2010 Colorado
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    Atom Brewing is being started by a good friend of mine. He plans on doing all of his fermentation (primary and beyond) in oak barrels of different types, which is the first I've ever heard of a brewery moving to all primary oak fermentation. I've had a Merlot Barrel Quad he's made that's fantastic, a Sour Barrel-Aged Porter that was made using house-cultured Consecration dregs they plan to make their house sour strain from and got high praise from Gwen Conley of Lost Abbey, and some Saisons and Citra-hopped Pales that were all incredible. If you go...you should probably go and see him and tell him I sent you. He's a long-time homebrewer and will talk your ear off.
     
  30. dauss

    dauss Aug 9, 2003 Colorado
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    Hmm, I just looked through my inbox and couldn't find the e-mail. You have a link?
     
  31. Tolann

    Tolann Jul 9, 2007 Colorado

    South Denver Beer Festival


    $10 Off Tickets
    U
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    May 4 & 5
    Clement Park- Littleton, CO

    www.southdenverbeerfest.com


    Present your AHA membership card before ordering to save money at this and other participating businesses.
     
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  32. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    Looks like several people beat me to it
     
  33. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Mar 14, 2012 Colorado
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    Check out Ale Apothecary. I think they do all fermentation on wood, but I am not positive. Paul is doing some really cool shit out in Bend.
     
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  34. knucks999

    knucks999 Sep 30, 2008 Colorado

    Yes, this is true. Besides Paul, and maybe Anchorage in foeders, they're the only ones I know doing 100% in oak, primary at least.
     
  35. southdenverhoo

    southdenverhoo Aug 13, 2004 Colorado

    hmmm, I know when Crooked Stave started Chad had an alternating premises deal w/ funkwerks and i thought all of his beers there were fermented in his foeder in their brewery, and i was over there at his current facility, the barrel works or whatever it's called, when they were taking delivery on (IIRC) 4 huge oak foeders late last year (maybe 3, it's been awhile), so I'm wondering if, as things progress he might be 100% primary on wood, in the new facility-to-be? I guess that's not the case now as he's doing his brewing and primary at Prost, right? Haven't talked to him since late November and might have this all wrong....
     
  36. mkorpal

    mkorpal Oct 28, 2007 Colorado

    I don't want to speak for Chad, but when I was helping him out at Funkwerks, there were several beers fermented in SS fermenters.
     
  37. southdenverhoo

    southdenverhoo Aug 13, 2004 Colorado

    thanks, did not
    thanks for clarifying, did not know. At my bar we carried Pure Guava which I'm pretty sure spent its entire fermentation in the foudre...
     
  38. Tolann

    Tolann Jul 9, 2007 Colorado

    New offer I found today:
    http://www.weeklyplus.com/denver/featured/local-services/south-denver-beer-fest-1-3557.html
    South Denver Beer Fest Littleton, CO

    $19
    for a General Admission Ticket to the South Denver Beer Festival

    Value
    $40
    Discount
    53%
    Savings
    $21
     
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