Fall Preview: Six New Breweries Opening in Denver (Plus Five Bonus Spots)

by Carrie Dow on Sep 6, 2013 in Roundups
Fall Preview: Six New Breweries Opening in Denver (Plus Five Bonus Spots)

Yes, you read the title right — no less than six new breweries will be opening in and around Denver just in time for the Great American Beer Festival in October. Some of these places we've reported on before, such as Caution’s expansion into Lakewood and Kokopelli in Westminster, but construction doesn’t always go as planned. However, with America’s eye focused on Denver for GABF, there is no better time for these breweries to open. Check out six new spots plus an update on five more brew projects. Beer, here, indeed.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project: Specializing in wild and sour beers, this existing brewery will expand when it re-opens inside the Source market in the River North neighborhood. With a twenty-barrel brewing system and a much larger tap room, Crooked Stave will be the place for those in need of a more adventurous beer drinking experience (1441 W. 46th Ave., #19; 720-508-3292).

Factotum Brewhouse: This unique brewhouse will be available to home brewers of all levels who want to work with professional equipment. Housing a seven-barrel brew system, Factotum will allow home brewers to make and serve their own beers in this Sunnyside neighborhood location, with a little help from the brewery’s owners (4735 Lipan St.).

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery: This new brewery will open downtown at 20th and Lawrence Streets and have a backpacking, mountain-climbing, outdoorsy-type theme. Our kinda place! (1139 20th St.)

Former Future Brewing: Located in South Denver, this brewery’s website says it will create “beers based on historical recipes or styles, deconstructed, mixed with cutting edge techniques and unique ingredients to yield a product that is drinkable, delicious and completely unique.” Consider our interest well piqued (1290 S. Broadway; 720-402-5030).

Station 26 Brewing: This brewery will open in a former fire station near the residential area of Stapleton, where craft breweries have been lacking but plenty of customers live. With building permits granted, expect a flurry of activity this month (7045 E. 38th Ave.).

Sanitas Brewing: This new brewery in Boulder is already planning to can several beers. Named after the peak that overlooks the city, Sanitas Brewing will open any day now (3550 Frontier Ave., Unit A, Boulder; 303-442-4130).

Bonus update on breweries that were supposed to open earlier, but have been pushed back to fall:

Black Sky Brewery: Run by a former beer maker at Breckenridge Brewery, Black Sky will makes its home in the Santa Fe Arts District, not far from the owner’s old employer. Along with the beer, the brewery will serve pizza and showcase works from the local art scene (490 Santa Fe Dr.)

Caution: Brewing: This popular Denver brewery will open a second location in the suburb of Lakewood sometime in October. The brewery will expand with a 100-seat taproom and feature a covered patio (1057 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Unit 60, Lakewood).

Epic Brewing: This Utah brewery is opening up a second, larger facility in the River North neighborhood since SLC wouldn’t let them expand in the brewery’s hometown. Utah’s loss is Denver’s gain. The new place will brew three beers just for Colorado (3001 Walnut St.; 303-955-1428).

Kokopelli Beer Company: After construction and permit delays, Kokopelli is just about ready to open — there was a request for drywall help recently posted on the pub’s Facebook page (8931 Harlan St.; Westminster; 720-840-6835)

Lost Highway Brewing: This brewhouse is named for Denver’s beloved Colfax Avenue, the longest, continuous avenue in America. Lost Highway will brew Belgian-style ales, much like what is served at its sister bar, the Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café (520 E. Colfax Ave.).

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