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Baere began not with a bang but a whisper. On July 5, 2014 that whisper became Baere Brewing Company. We are a small 2.5 Barrel Brewhouse proudly residing in a strip mall in the Baker District of Denver, Colorado. Our love for all styles of beer is reflected in our tap and bottle list. Stay tuned as we continue to expand in our fermentation capacity and barrel program. We are committed to supporting local products, sustainable solutions, community endeavors, and an all around good time. Cheers!
The Baere Den
Sometimes you just need a break from faceless texting and online scrolling.
Sometimes you need a break from the rush of the office or the noise of the traffic. A cold craft beer and good friends can help keep you connected to the world. It’s good to have a place to go, to slow down, and to enjoy what’s important – the little things in life. We pride ourselves on our relationships with each other and our customers. When you’re here, you’re home. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your day.
Craft enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers gather around Bonfire Brewing in Eagle, Colorado, where the beers are driven by quality, curiosity, and community. Launched in 2010, Bonfire is steered by husband-and-wife Andy and Amanda Jessen as they continue on their path of sustainable growth. Cans of Bonfire’s year-round beers are available in liquor stores and restaurants across Colorado. Gather ‘round Bonfire online at facebook.com/bonfirebrewing and bonfirebrewing.com.
Bootstrap Brewing is a kick @$$, independent craft brewery in Boulder County Colorado. We’ve got taprooms and production facilities in Niwot and Longmont. At both locations, you’ll find us diligently brewing our award winning, fresh, delicious, craft beer which we supply to some of the best restaurants and liquor stores along the front range and western slope. Visit our tasting rooms and enjoy a flight, pint or buy some beer to go fresh from the source. On many days we offer live music and fun activities, which can be found on the calendar page link.
In 1979 two professors at the University of Colorado started Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Craft Brewery. At that time there were only 42 other operating breweries in the country! The original site of the brewery was a small farm northeast of Boulder, the brew house sharing space in a shed originally housing a few goats. In a world of light yellow lagers, Boulder Beer won industry and consumer accolades for its line of bold Boulder Beers: Boulder Porter, Stout and Extra Special Bitter. Five years later, the brewery moved to its current site in Boulder and expanded from its original one-barrel brewing system to a 50-barrel brew house with top-of-the-line packaging equipment. In 1994 we converted the original tasting room to our full-menu pub and epic patio under the Flatirons. Our brewers continue to test boundaries with unique blends and combinations on our pilot brewing system and barrel-aged program. Stop in to The Pub on Wilderness for this week’s “Brewer’s Choice” and who knows, you could be sampling the first batch of The Next Big Thing!
Copper kettle brewing company is a locally owned mom and pop brewery with tasting room established in Denver in 2011, surrounded by local neighborhoods. CKBC seeks to create what America seems to have lost: a local neighborhood bar in which we strive to know your name and your story. Sit down, relax, and enjoy a beer with new and old friends
Our founders, Kevin and Marisa Selvy, met in a crazy twist of fate and followed their hearts to Colorado’s breathtaking Rocky Mountains. In 2010, they established the Vail Valley’s first production brewery, with headquarters and a kickin’ tap room in Edwards. The laid-back, fun mountain lifestyle carries over into everything we do — from closing up shop early on epic powder days, to a gaggle of dogs running through the office (the mail guy isn’t a fan of dogs, so we bribe him with beers), to the unique recipes in every brew that aren’t true-to-style. Crazy Mountain brews craft beer with only the finest of ingredients, yielding the best tasting, crowd-pleasing ales and lagers. We offer year-round styles, along with seasonal and unique small-batch Local’s Stash weekly releases. Available in cans, bottles, and on draft in 22 states across the U.S. — and in 9 other countries around the world — it’s easy to enjoy Crazy Mountain wherever you are. And wherever you go. Each of our six-pack carriers features a notable scenic Colorado hike, if the mood strikes. So, drink up and live life to the fullest. Cheers, and let’s get crazy!
As a modern artisan brewery with a quality driven focus, we strive to progressively blend science and art through creativity and following our passion. We are committed to operating as a profitable and sustainable brewery, which spurs innovation through encouraging the sharing of ideas in an open environment, a commitment that is further reflected through our marketing and community involvement. From our humble beginnings, we embraced creativity and variation, while always striving to make quality our focus. Today we are proud to say we work closely with many of the farmers and skilled craftsmen who produce the ingredients we regularly use. We brew with Colorado floor malted barley as our base malt, produced exclusively for us by Leopold Bros Distillery, we feature Colorado grown hops in many of our recipes, and work meticulously with whole fruit and only whole fruit, most of which is grown in Colorado. This attention to detail and stewardship for the land produces beers of extraordinary quality and is unmistakable in everything we produce.
Denver Beer Co. was born in our garages with a few batches of home brew and a love for the craft of brewing. Serving only premium artisan ales and lagers, we utilize fresh ingredients and embrace both innovative and old world styles of beer. Similar to a farmer’s table, our beer selections change with the seasons. By brewing in small batches, we can ensure that a few old favorites are always on tap, but new goodies greet visitors each month. Our brewery is founded on passion for high quality, flavorfully crafted beer and the belief that the best pints are those shared with good company. Drawing inspiration from beer gardens of Bavaria, we designed Denver Beer Co. to be a place where new and old friends can share a table and pint out of doors.
Dry Dock Brewing Company was the first brewery to open in Aurora, Colorado. A decade ago, owners Kevin DeLange and Michelle Reding expanded their homebrew shop, the Brew Hut, by adding a seven BBL brewhouse and tasting room in the back room. By word of mouth, the 900-square-foot brewery established itself early on as a community gathering place, and Aurora’s microbrewery.
Brewing since 1990, Durango Brewing Company is one of the oldest breweries in Colorado. With heritage that dates back to 1886 when Durango Beer and Ice Company became Durango Brewing Company, we are proud to be part of Colorado’s beer history.
Elevation Beer Company is a craft brewery in the rural mountain town of Poncha Springs, Colorado. Founded on the principles of hard work, dedication, discipline and of course playing hard, Elevation believes quality beer is the result of living a quality lifestyle. Elevation brews for the craft enthusiast and salt of the earth alike with a handful of easy-drinking classics like 8 Second Kolsch, First Cast IPA, and Little Mo’ Porter. Elevation also offers unique seasonal, specialty, and barrel aged beers. At Elevation, we are more than just a beer company, we are a family, a community, and a collective of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
David Cole and Peter Erickson are the founders and co-owners of Epic Brewing Company. Cole and Erickson, originally from California, started an international aquaculture company in Utah in 1992. In 2008, Utah law changed allowing these two entrepreneurs to pursue their longtime dream of opening a strong beer microbrewery in Utah, like those they frequented in the Golden State.
Admittedly, beer geeks, foodies and “Epic” adventure junkies, they share a passion for making and drinking fine ales and lagers. The Epic team has a strong belief in doing everything “all out.”
We believe in FATE. We think in the right circumstance, anything is possible. We understand the value of a good meal and a connection with one another. We see craft beer as the perfect accompaniment to life’s adventures. It’s something that brings together people from all walks of life. A meeting or a celebration over a beer often leads to great ideas—ideas that some may call “fate.” FATE Brewing Company is the brainchild of Owner and Founder, Mike Lawinski. He spent the last 10 years working for the Big Red F Restaurant Group, as the operations manager for both Centro Latin Kitchen and the West End Tavern. It was in this role that he discovered his dream and eventually what would become his FATE…to start his own restaurant and brewery that will provide crave-able innovative comfort food, expertly paired with craft beer and served by a passionate staff.
Funkwerks first opened its doors in December of 2010 by owners Gordon Schuck and Brad Lincoln. But first, rewind to 2007: Gordon’s brewing skills and recipe ingenuity landed him with a gold medal-winning Saison (note foreshadowing here) at the National Homebrew Competition. Meanwhile, Brad’s passion for craft beer originated from his need for a good beer after a long day of crunching numbers as an accountant in Portland, Oregon. The dynamic duo first met during the winter of 2009 while attending the Siebel Institute of Technology. They were both studying Brewing Science. After being immersed in beer for the better part of five months, the two graduated, with flying colors, and shared a mutual desire to open a brewery. With Brad’s numbers-know-how and Gordon’s super-star palate, our Saison-focused brewery, Funkwerks, was born. Siasons originated as Belgian farmhouse ales brewed for farm workers during summer months. Known for having a dry profile and complex fruity aromas, the Saisons of today are brewed year-round (hashtag science) and generally have a higher alcohol percentage than their historic counterparts. Although Funkwerks focuses primarily on Saisons, plenty of room is left to experiment with a range of Belgian styles, barrel-aged small batches, and sour beers.
Goat Patch Brewing Company was founded in 2016 with a three-foot beard and a dedication to providing patrons with masterfully crafted, balanced brews. We want to inspire the pursuit of adventure and to encourage craft beer lovers to engage in their local community.
During the late 80s, Brian Dunn spent 5 years overseas building farms in developing countries. Having grown up in a family that valued good food and drink, Dunn grew his knowledge and passion for beer during his travels. Dunn eventually returned to Colorado, started homebrewing and went to graduate school. Upon graduation in 1993, when the Denver beer scene barely existed, he set out to found what would eventually become one of America’s most decorated and celebrated craft breweries. Beginning with a marketing study and a business plan, Dunn saw an opportunity in what would soon become Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood to brew uniquely balanced, flavorful beers. With financial help from family, friends and a loan from the City of Denver, his dream of brewing commercially became reality in 1994.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse started in July 2010 and is the oldest brewery in Loveland. We specialize in German-inspired beers both traditional and historical styles. Our beers are named and inspired by the famous German writers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. With over 250 stories we pride ourselves in not only telling you a fairy tales but also a story about a beer. So stop on by and let us share something with you today.
Amanda and Pat Weakland began their business journey in 1991 with Plant-A-Scape, a small, seasonal greenhouse in Windsor, Colorado. Both have a history in growing plants: Pat represents the third generation of growers in his family, and Amanda grew up helping on her family’s farm and has nurtured her love for gardening since then. The small Plant-A-Scape business is now The Windsor Gardener, home of High Hops Brewery. As of today, they’re growing and selling 54 different varieties of hop plants in their garden center, with 14 varieties in their field to be used for beer production. High Hops Brewery had its official Grand Opening on October 19th, 2012. In just a year, High Hops Brewery started bottling their beers and expanded The Hop Hut (the tasting room inside of The Windsor Gardener) to include an indoor beer garden as well as a patio that overlooks the on-site hop field. They then moved on to canning and currently produce seven beers year-round in cans, plus a rotating series that includes six different can releases a year. The goal at High Hops is to bring you a quality beer that is both unique and delicious & now, with 40 taps in our tasting room, we can proudly continue to provide a variety of beers. The taste preferences of Pat and Zach combined with those of our staff have given life to a family of beers that suits all.
Is the passion project of Karen Hertz, a craft beer enthusiast and lover of living life to the fullest. Karen survived melanoma and thyroid cancer in her early 30’s, leading to a treatment plan including a gluten-free diet. Along with beating cancer came the desire to focus on health, happiness and a commitment to celebrate life every single day.As a beer lover, being gluten intolerant meant only drinking gluten-free beer or not partaking in social activities in the same way her friends and family could. The lack of good tasting, gluten-free options was a challenge for Karen – one that she was driven to overcome. Years of taste testing GF beers, research on gluten-free ingredients and an understanding of processes other brewing companies utilized led her to believe there was a better way. And so, the idea of Holidaily Brewing Company was born: a company dedicated to creating excellent tasting gluten-free beer.
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery is a brewery based out of Denver, Colorado. We’re adventurous people, and we make adventurous beer. We’ve known each other for over a decade. During that time, we’ve found ourselves relying on each other as maybe volleyball teammates one day, maybe mountaineering partners in South America another time, or maybe simply enjoying each other’s company through other outdoor pursuits – backpacking, ice-climbing, canyoneering, whatever. We’ve literally had each other’s lives in our hands. So, it’s fair to say we have a deep appreciation for the outdoors, while also consistently pushing our own boundaries and limits. Likewise, it’s our goal to ensure our brewery maintains this adventurous theme – exploring new styles and ingredients, incorporating a twist on a standard style, and regularly changing our line up and offering a different selection.
At Kannah Creek the brewpub our philosophy is simple, handcrafted food using the finest ingredients with our friends in mind. House made bread fresh our of the oven daily. Brick oven pizzas with the finest cheeses, meats, vegetables, and homemade sauces. Creative combinations of flavors as well as some classics from the old countryAs for the beer, this is the original Kannah Creek Brewery where Jimbo’s passion for fermentation took root and for over a decade now we’ve been brewing with love. We have 13 beers on tap and we give our brewers creative license to push the boundaries of classic beer styles as well as pay tribute to hundreds of years of tradition. We have a full bar featuring premium spirits, including some local favorites. Closely involved in our local community, we have monthly fundraisers to support nonprofits in our community.
Employee Owned, Righteously Independent. Celebrating 25 years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Left Hand is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in Colorado, with over 28 Great American Beer Festival medals, 11 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards. Famous for our Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing launched America’s original Nitro bottle with our flagship Milk Stout Nitro and recently released Nitro widget cans. Our collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 41 states, DC and internationally.
Clean beer. Done right. In Denver’s Jefferson Park neighborhood. We have an awesome tasting room with a round bar, two dog-friendly patios, a Colorado-built brewing system and something for everyone on tap. Founded by industry veterans who wanted to get back to their roots and brew lots of different beer styles.
Award Winning: 2017 GABF Gold Medal, 2016 and 2018 World Beer Cup Silver Awards.
In a land of people who love beer, we’re not that unique. We love beer. And food. And fun. What makes us unique is that we want to make beer different. Not in a production of beer sense, but different in the way that you enjoy craft beer. We want to make intentionally esoteric beers that knock your socks off every time. Things you can’t get anywhere else. Maybe not even from us again. We are going to change how you think of seasonality and local source as it relates to beer. It’s our passion, and we believe that it’s important to share our gems with you.
Lone Tree Brewing Company is a family-friendly craft brewery and tasting room: Small and family friendly, with an emphasis on sampling small handcrafted batch brews and sharing the experience with fellow beer lovers. Opening Lone Tree Brewing Company means much more to founding owner John Winter than just serving beer. To him, it is about creating a community atmosphere where people who share their excitement in the science, experimentation, and development of a handcrafted beer feel right at home. A family-friendly establishment offering not only board games and televised events, but a place to relax after a hard day of work, meet friends and family for an evening of music, rich conversation, celebrations, discussions of a favorite team, or simply a place to find a quiet corner and enjoy a book.
At New Image, we have united our love of brewing and with our desire to curate community by creating a brewpub with an emphasis on social dining. As a part of our commitment to positively impact the people we serve, we are dedicated to a cause that we care deeply about and that affects nearly everyone we come in contact with, the continued support of mental wellness. We strive to foster a sense of community in everything we do, to encourage open discussion among friends and family, and to invest in organizations that positively impact our community. We have experienced the impact of this kind of support in our own lives, and now we seek to scale the experience and to impact the community that we are honored to be a part of.
Odd13 is a brewery located at 301 East Simpson Street in old-town Lafayette, Colorado. It was founded by Kristin and Ryan Scott, with the help of understanding family members. Why the name Odd13? Kristin grew up in area code 513 and Ryan grew up in 313.
Odell Brewing is now the 22nd largest craft brewery in the country distributing beer to just 18 states.. While the brewery crafts a variety of beers, its roots are built on British styles. Innovation and creativity meet balance, consistency and quality in each brew. This balance is a not just a philosophy for the beers Odell Brewing crafts, it’s a foundation for the company as a whole. The brewery’s managed growth strategy has created and fostered a culture of family and collaboration. In 2015, the Odell family founders sold the majority of the company to its co-workers (now co-owners) in a combined management buyout and ESOP.
In 2002, our funky little Colorado grown brew-pub started stuffing our huge, voluminously hopped mutha of a pale ale in a can (Dale’s Pale Ale). That not only began the craft-beer-in-a-can craze, but has grown to add a brewery to the hills of Pisgah National Forest in Brevard, NC and another in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, TX, in 2016. Cans keep beer fresher, longer by eliminating the damaging effects of light and ingressed oxygen while being infinitely recyclable and portable…taking them where your next soul saving adventure takes you.
Our Mutual Friend Brewing opened in December of 2012 with the goal of creating a place for community through their small neighborhood taproom in the up and coming River North (RiNo) neighborhood. Starting on a 31-gallon brew system, they worked tirelessly to understand the techniques and history of beer while looking forward to where craft beer was heading. Doing so influenced their vision to create beers with a sense of place, forging relationships with Colorado hop and barley growers. Doing so has allowed them to offer as many 100% Colorado grown beers as possible. In 2015 they earned a silver medal in the wood and barrel aged sour category at the Great American Beer Festival for 24FPS, a 100% Colorado mixed-culture fermentation barrel-aged sour beer. In 2017 OMF continued its organic growth on a seven-barrel brew system, increasing capacity to meet demand and offer traditional styles while still being afforded the opportunity for experimentation. 2016 and 2017 saw OMF receiving back to back silver medals at GABF in the brett beer category for Dreamy Thing (a collaboration with Cerebral Brewing) and Saison Trystero.
In many ways, Ratio started in the punk scene back in the late 90’s. We cut our teeth by touring, playing out, creating zines, and working at labels. That DIY mindset prepared us for the challenges of creating and sharing our passions on our own terms. Over the years that energy has been channeled into brewing, learning the craft in Germany and honing our skills at some of the most respected breweries in Colorado. After moving on to successful careers in brewing, marketing, and finance; we have teamed up again for our most ambitious project yet – Ratio Beerworks, a Denver micro brewery.
Offensively Delicious? Yes, that’s what our beer is. Always creative and always packed with flavor. This is beer for those who do the don’ts and don’t the dos, the Renegades. We don’t care about traditional styles, or following the trends, we care about making f’ing delicious beer that we are proud to serve.
Imagine sipping on a freshly made craft beer while gazing at elk and the surrounding mountains, hearing the sounds of the river and feeling warm sunshine on your shoulders. Welcome to Rock Cut Brewing Company in Estes Park, Colorado. Rock Cut Brewing Company was founded in 2015 by Tracy Goodemote and Matt Heiser, college friends who have spent the last 13 years brewing together. From a homebrewing set-up in Tracy’s garage to a state-of-the-art seven barrel system with a large viewing window from the taproom, Matt & Tracy’s passion has evolved into one of Northern Colorado’s favorite craft breweries. With a focus on high quality ingredients, authentic techniques and recipes, and innovative styles, Rock Cut has twelve taps that pour beers to fit all palates. The brewery and taproom are located near downtown Estes Park with expansive views of Lumpy Ridge and the Continental Divide. If the weather cooperates, post up on the patio and listen to the Big Thompson River as it meanders by. Otherwise, our bright and comfortable taproom is family-friendly and perfect for a game or good conversation. Often a food truck is on site, serving up delicious lunches and dinners, or outside food is always welcomed. Be sure to visit our calendar for a current listing of taproom events. We are proud members of the Brewers Association and the Colorado Brewers Guild. Thank you for your support of local, independently owned breweries
Here at Seedstock Brewery, we are led by one guiding principle: brew the best tasting beer we can. Along the way we’ve learned a few things – like when to push forward and also when to leave well enough alone. That’s why we start with the same old-world, family recipes that have stood the test of time, but we don’t stop there. Combined with a heartland work ethic, and ingenuity, our barrels pour something uniquely American. Which is why we took the name Seedstock. It comes from the farming trade – a term that means saving the best of what you have now for planting tomorrow. We use that same concept in our brewing, taking lessons from the past and applying it to what we do today. This approach allows us to craft straightforward beer for folks who like to drink it. And so friends, kick back, hoist up a pint and enjoy a beer that has the most important trait of all, it just flat-out tastes good.
Somewhere out in Colorado, in the year nineteen hundred and ninety-five, two guys named Dave and Bill learned that while they loved gulping down good beer, they weren’t yet old enough to buy it. They figured an answer to their quandary would appear if they drank enough and listened to enough thinking music, also known as Ska. On the second Skaturday of Skatember it hit them. If they brewed their own beer they’d have all the beer they could ever want. And while they were at it, why not brew the most magnificent suds ever quaffed in their neck of the woods…or any other neck for that matter.
Soulcraft’s priority is to keep the conversations happening, and hold the interest of those that drink our beer. We wish to serve as a bridge between the brewing process and the beer drinker, and share our passion. We are committed to quality, inventiveness, tradition, absurdity, craft and the enjoyment of this lifestyle we call brewing. Our greatest emphasis is on our local community. We contribute positively to the local scene and we are Salida’s hometown brewery. We give back to our community by holding and sponsoring local events, fundraisers, and by partnering with other entities to ensure the success of all of our community partners. Soulcraft Brewing is a full service production brewery in Salida, Colorado. We are focused on producing a variety of highly drinkable, fresh craft beers. Our tasting room features 16 beers on tap including rotating seasonal beers and special releases. The tasting room seats up to 99 people with another 50 or so outside in the beer garden. A variety of growlers may be purchased and filled for off site consumption and 22oz bottles are for sale in a variety of locations. An onsite food container called Cosmo’s serves delicious house made pasta, sandwiches, salads, and sweets
Soul Squared Brewing Company is Colorado’s original farm based brewery located just north of Fort Collins and west of Wellington. We focus on using ingredients from our farm and locally-sourced ingredients to create freshly crafted beer with unique seasonal styles in true farm fashion. Our name comes from belief in the exponential power of the local community and our farm-based approach to craft brewing. Our Community x Our Brewery = Soul Squared. Soul Squared’s flagship and seasonal beers are available throughout Northern Colorado. Additionally, Soul Squared was one of the first breweries in the U.S. to offer a CSA beer club. The club was featured in Outside Magazine and offers small-batch, limited-release, premium specialty beers to its members. The farm where we brew our beer is a working farm that’s not open for the public to visit, however, we have a public tasting room now open on Cleveland Ave in Wellington, CO. We are open seven days a week and will regularly host live music events and fun activities for visitors of all ages. Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook pages for event information and the latest Soul Squared news.
When Strange Craft Beer Co. opened south of Denver’s Mile High Stadium in May 2010, it was the first nanobrewery in the city brewing one barrel of beer at a time. Strange has since become a destination spot for Colorado beer drinkers, and taken home two Great American Beer Festival® medals and two World Beer Cup® awards.
At Trinity Brewing we not only brew the most “Artisanal Beer” in town, we also make huge efforts towards eco-sensativity. We custom built our pub from nearly 100% recycled materials! A number of our beers are even produced in large wooden barrels which previously housed wines or spirits. Whether reviving ancient traditions, or coming up with completely new ideas, our beer will always be challenging for your pallet. Reducing our carbon impact we source our raw materials as locally and as organically as possible. We believe it’s important to develop personal relationships with the farmers who grow our food and an identity with our eco-region, bringing you the freshest ingredients possible and making our dishes from scratch. “Slow Food” is a phrase we use to describe our approach to dining. Our approach for sustainability continues with how we deal with waste. We personally recycle nearly all the glass, plastic, and metal waste we produce. Our food compost and spent grain from brewing is again re-used as we donate all of it to our friends at the organic Ketchum Family Farm. And if that’s not enough, we encourage our patrons to live healthy. We host the “Soul Runners” group run every Monday evening (except during Winter) and discount beers for everyone participating!
For more than 20 years, Tommyknocker Brewery has been passionately crafting award winning ales and lagers. TKB has been awarded over 100 medals from a multitude of local, national, and international competitions. Tommyknocker is dedicated to our community and our environment. We partner with local organizations to raise money for great causes and promote local industry. We’re also a “GREEN” brewery employing a comprehensive recycling program and utilizing renewable energy.
Meteorologically speaking, it’s a front range-covering, water-table-filling, snow-dumping weather pattern that anyone with bindings and a roof rack would die for. Beerologically speaking, it’s carbonated gold. In 2008, Matt Cutter, Henry Wood and Dany Pages, kissed their homes in Cleveland, Atlanta and Argentina goodbye to bring their beer-brewing love affair to Boulder, Colorado. With that, Upslope Brewery Company was born. And after ten years of supplying Colorado with trailhead tallboys, and pow-day libations made from the freshest snowmelt, the finest hops and the purest passion for living life outdoors, one thing has become undeniable. These guys didn’t just float another microbrew into the sea of Colorado microbrews. They created a lineup of quality craft beer that tastes as good poured from a tap as they do pulled out of a fishing vest. In other words, for those who call the Continental Divide home, the perfect storm.
14er Brewing Company is the brainchild, passion, and dedication of Andrew Kaczmarek and Nato Francescato. The brand brings innovative Uniquely Crushable craft beer to the most competitive beer market in the world through an iconic Colorado brand, and a unique portfolio of beers.
The roots of 38 State are simple really – four friends who decided to try their hand at something in which they had absolutely no experience dabbling in… making beer. We never started doing this to make a buck – we did it for ourselves. Our agenda wasn’t to make a brew good enough to sell, but rather one good enough to drink. So, knowing little about the industry and the process of brewing, we decided to roll the dice and see what kind of trouble we could get ourselves into. Too many hours to count were spent in the garage tinkering with recipes, learning about ingredients, and trying to master the creation of a beer that we could enjoy. We never intended to open a brewery. But then, as luck would have it, something changed all that. In the midst of a sweltering hot summer day, a group of friends with a deck of cards and discerning palates began sampling a few of our creations. We thought our beers were really good – but what would our brutally honest guests think? After the taste tests, the reaction we got was insanely positive. We had no business creating craft beer, and yet… people really liked it. It wasn’t until someone inquired about purchasing a keg of our Double IPA that our garage experiment was flipped on its head and the way we looked at brewing was forever changed. As chance would have it, we’re still in a garage. Just a bit bigger! We plan to keep the same feel and atmosphere our friends have grown to know and love and hope that you feel just as welcome and at home.