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.).

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Drink Rogue Beer This Summer to Raise Money for College Students

Drink Rogue Beer This Summer to Raise Money for College Students

Rogue Ales & Spirits announced the release of the Hot Tub Scholarship Lager this week, which proceeds benefits the Jack Joyce Scholarship Fund....read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio May 23, 2017
Fort Collins' Old Elk Distillery Brings New Spirits to Denver

Fort Collins' Old Elk Distillery Brings New Spirits to Denver

These tasty liquids have made their way to Denver....read more ›

by Carrie Dow May 23, 2017
Fri
Jun 2
Denver Museum of Nature and Science 
Sat
Jun 3
Denver Beer Company's Canworks 
Sun
Jun 4
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds 
SPONSORED
Enjoy National Wine Day with Colorado Wines

Enjoy National Wine Day with Colorado Wines

Sounds like a good reason to have a glass....read more ›

by Carrie Dow May 23, 2017
Where to Drink in Denver on Memorial Day 2017

Where to Drink in Denver on Memorial Day 2017

Despite all the snow that's fallen, Memorial Weekend marks the start of summer....read more ›

by Carrie Dow May 23, 2017
Tap and Burger Opens Second Outpost in Sloan's Lake

Tap and Burger Opens Second Outpost in Sloan's Lake

Located just two blocks south of the lake, this additional T&B offers tasty burgers and sandwiches. ...read more ›

by Carrie Dow May 22, 2017
Rejoice: Burger King is Now Serving Booze

Rejoice: Burger King is Now Serving Booze

A Whopper and fries (along with some cheap chicken nuggets) makes a great post-drunk fill-up, but now thanks to the geniuses at the Burger King corpor...read more ›

by Ryan Hudak May 19, 2017
You Can Now Visit an Inflatable Version of Moe's Tavern from 'The Simpsons'

You Can Now Visit an Inflatable Version of Moe's Tavern from 'The Simpsons'

Have you ever wanted to visit the iconic Moe's Tavern from The Simpsons? Well, unless you live in Eugene, OR, ...read more ›

by Alexander Frane May 19, 2017
Eric Wareheim of 'Master of None' & 'Tim and Eric' Is the Latest Celebrity to Release a Wine

Eric Wareheim of 'Master of None' & 'Tim and Eric' Is the Latest Celebrity to Release a Wine

Plenty of celebrities are releasing wine these days, and Eric Wareheim, famous for both Master of None and Tim...read more ›

by The Drink Nation May 17, 2017
A Booze-Infused Ice Cream Shop Just Opened in NYC

A Booze-Infused Ice Cream Shop Just Opened in NYC

Ah, the Big Apple, always providing the rest of the country with great art, culture, theater and now-perhaps the best innovation to date-the ice cream...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio May 17, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close