Denver Beer Co Grand Opening – Tomorrow (Friday, August 12)

DSC_0442 Denver Beer Co opens tomorrow, Friday, August 12, at noon.

Charlie Berger, Patrick Crawford, and the newest addition to the team, Casey Capper, have been working 18 hour days to prepare for the opening, and it shows.  Charlie and Patrick met as undergrads at Colgate University, and reunited when Patrick was in a cube at Lockheed and Charlie was washing kegs at Wynkoop.  A beer united them and a beer they jointly make today.

The auto-body-shop-turned-brewery is beautiful, unique, and exudes a feeling of openness and community. Old train car siding and a big metal door hide the cold storage room from which beer flows from brite tan to glass. The bar is made of beetle-kill pine and held up by old car lifts. The patio, surrounded by a fence welded right across the street, holds a half dozen community tables. You might be shy of the strangers at your table when you sit down, but after a few brews, you’ll leave with some new friends.


A chalkboard wall with some funky goats greet you. Massive City Bakery pretzels and delicious local mustard await you to cleanse the palette and soak up the beer.  Charlie and Patrick are also working on a few custom mustards to pair with these gigantic pretzels.

The tap room opens tomorrow at noon, and will keep pouring until the beer runs out, the night ends, or the places shakes to the ground from over-enjoyment. Saturday, stop by from noon to midnight, and Sunday from noon to 10pm.

All beers are $5. Samples are $1. Growlers are available for $14, and hats for $22.

The spent grains are taken out back and given to a local farmer for his hogs.  At the end of the year, Charlie and Patrick plan to do a pig roast with a hog raised on Denver Beer Co. mash.

DSC_0402 Beers on tap today

  • Graham Cracker Porter
  • Stormy Summer Stout
  • Rye 25 Pale Ale
  • Confluence Pale Ale
  • Gear-up IPA
  • Kaffir-Lime Wheat

Beers on tap tomorrow (or, soon enough)

  • Rauchbier
  • Saison with black pepper, rosehips, and lemongrass
  • Pilsner
  • Many, many more

[Read more about Denver Beer Co]

About PJ Hoberman

PJ likes beer. A lot. And whiskey. Gin. Wine. Cocktails. Um.. what were we talking about?