There are a lot of new breweries opening in the next few months / years. Some just opened (Caution, Copper Kettle); some are just finalizing the details (Renegade, Denver Beer Co.); and some are in planning stages still (Wit’s End, Black Shirt, Black Sky, Mad Haven, TRVE).
These breweries choose their locations for a variety of reasons. Is the tap room going to be the focus, or an offshoot? Do the owners want the downtown crowd to walk by and come in, or is it more of a neighborhood thing? Is cheap rent more important than a great location? These questions, and about 297202653 more, enter a potential brewery owner’s head.
And then of course there are issues of zoning and timing. Can you legally open a brewery there? Is there a location available in that area?
Now that you’re an expert on all the ins and outs of brewery real estate, where in Denver would you open your new brewery?