First-time brewers at GABF

For 33 years, new breweries have been barreling and delivering their beer to the Great American Beer Festival for public consumption and professional appraisal and 2015 will be no different. A medal awarded by the festival’s Professional Judge Panel is instant validation of their efforts and sacrifices along with some enviable hardware for the taproom. […]

Three brewers leave Avery to open Call To Arms Brewing Company

Over twenty years of craft brewing experience sit around a table at a brewery that’s been open for three months. The three recently and temporarily unemployed brewers touch their glasses together and tell the story of Call To Arms Brewing Company, a brewery that doesn’t yet have a home, but already has a buzz. Chris […]

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Two22 Brew Mixes Beer and Charity

Two22 Brew, one of Denver’s newest breweries, is opening up with a novel concept – it’s giving away part of its profits. At its core, Two22 is a marriage of a brewery and a philanthropic endeavor. Paige Schuster, who co-owns the brewery with her husband Marcus Christianson, said the idea of Two22 – opening in […]

Denver’s Epic New Brewery

Epic Brewing

Denver was buzzing during the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. Not from all the beer being consumed, but buzzing because Kevin Compton, head brewer with Epic Brewing Company, let slip the news that the decorated Salt Lake City brewery would be opening a second facility in Denver. Fast forward to January when Epic confirmed one […]

Seven new breweries in Denver since GABF 2011

Think back to GABF 2011… remember how many new Colorado breweries were on the scene? Denver Beer Company, Copper Kettle, Renegade Brewing, Caution Brewing – well, the fun didn’t end there. Since the last Great American Beer Festival seven eight new breweries have opened in Denver, and this does not include the nine new breweries […]

Loads of new small breweries. What will hang on and what won’t?

Here at Denver Off The Wagon, we have covered the opening of a bunch of new breweries. Odds are that some of these places are destined to win and unfortunately, some are probably going to lose. I am not going to break balls here and act like I know anything. There are so many new small […]