Since opening two years ago, Renegade Brewing Company has gained a reputation for pushing the boundaries on beer, which has proven to be popular with local hopheads. With success in the brewing world secured, the brewery is set to apply its aggressive and experimental mindset to pizza with the opening of Renegade Publik House this Tuesday, April 30.
Located at 2043 S. University, Publik House is primed to become the go-to beer and pizza place near University of Denver and the surrounding neighborhoods. Similar to the taproom located in the Santa Fe Arts District, the Publik House is focused on creating a community, which means no televisions, an extensive beer list and beautiful woodwork that provides a visual connection between the taproom and the new restaurant.
“A lot of people know what our company is about,” said Brian O’Connell, owner of Renegade. “We’re a conversational place where the neighborhood can come in to sit and chat over a beer and not really worry about the outside world. When I thought about creating another space like that, it got me really excited.”
O’Connell said that Renegade fans can expect a similar feel to the brewery’s taproom, as well as some “really creative things with pizza.” The Publik House will feature an extensive beer list with 25 tap handles in addition to a bottle and can list that will highlight beers from around the world.
“When you think about what we’ve done with our beer over the last two years – just think about if we did that to a pizza and that’s what (guests) should expect,” said O’Connell. “Putting food with beer is such a fun thing to do, and its such an important component of beer that you see becoming more and more popular. For us to have the opportunity to do that under our own roof and do it our own way is really exciting for us.”
Renegade allowed us in for a sneak peek last week at the layout and design of the new restaurant. For those of you interested in checking out the new restaurant, O’Connell has a special treat in-store – a Publik House exclusive beer from Renegade that will only be available at the new restaurant starting Tuesday.