Ten new Colorado breweries are rolling out this summer; here's a rundown

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Very Nice Brewing
Nederland
Late summer 2012 (tentative)

This brewery's first three beers will be called Monk's Phunk, a Belgian Abbey Ale; Spécial Amie Saison, a cherry farmhouse French saison; and Logical Fallacy, a stout.

Lost Highway Brewing (previously Three Saints Brewing)
Denver
Fall 2012

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Twelve Degree Brewing
Louisville
2012

Butcherknife Brewing
Steamboat Springs
2012

Two Mile Brewing
Leadville
2012

Analog Brewing
Denver
2012

High Gravity Brewing
Denver
January 2013 (tentative)
High Gravity Brewing, owned by Craig Rothgery, is planned for a January 2013 opening at 4342 Tennyson Street in the Berkeley neighborhood, which is currently without its own local brewery. High Gravity will serve high-gravity, high-alcohol beers.

West Flanders Brewing
Boulder
2012 or 2013

Halcyon Brewing
Denver, possibly in the Highland or DU areas
2013

Storm Peak Brewing
Denver, possibly in the RiNo or DU areas
2013

Stronghold Beer Copmany
Denver
Unknown

Nostalgic Brewing
Longmont
Unknown

Twin Hops Brewing
Denver or Aurora
Unknown

Atom Brewing
Erie
2013

Crooked Keg Brewing
Denver
2014 (Kickstarter campaign)

Cannonball Brewing
Golden
Unknown

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Location Info

Echo Brewing

5969 Iris Parkway, Firestone, CO

Category: Restaurant

Big Choice Brewing

7270 W. 118th Place, Broomfield, CO

Category: General

Elevation Beer Co.

115 Pahlone, Poncha Springs, CO

Category: General

Hogshead Brewery

4430 W. 29th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

TRVE Brewing

227 Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music

Bootstrap Brewing

6778 N. 79th St., Niwot, CO

Category: General

Prost Brewing

2540 19th St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Black Shirt Brewing

3719 Walnut St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Black Bottle Brewery

1605 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO

Category: Restaurant

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12 comments
boardbitch
boardbitch

Jagged Mountain craft brewery opens in October!!

Laura Pyle
Laura Pyle

Wish someone would open one in Evergreen!

BoulderAleTrails
BoulderAleTrails

Nice / useful post.Pending Boulder County breweries including:- Gravity Brewing Co.- Twelve Degree Brewing Co.both in Louisville, both slated for 2012.

Mantonat
Mantonat

Speaking of Colorado beers, isn't there some kind of Colorado beer appreciation festivities starting today? Seems like you guys are normally all over this.

Dave Butler
Dave Butler

There is also High Hops Brewery in Windsor planning to open this summer as well.

An existing brewery in Greeley, Crabtree Brewing, is planning to move their facility in its entirety to a more central location in Greeley starting with their tap room in late July and then the rest of their operation by mid-2013.

jonathan_shikes
jonathan_shikes

That is great news for Crabtree. They are really making a name for themselves.

Broke4Beer
Broke4Beer

Prost Brewing is not going to "brew and serve only lighter German-style beer."  In fact, Dunkel *means* "dark."  They are primarily going to be serving lagers (along with an ale, like his award winning hefe, which is a beer of legends), but there are many different styles of lager, including pilsner, dopplebock (a big alcohol, malty german lager), oktoberfest marzen, and other beers nearly lost to antiquity.  Bill Eye has said that craft lagers are the next big thing in American beers, and I hope he is right.  He brings with him an incredible store of history about German beer and brewing techniques, and right down to his genuine German brewery equipment, he is going to be making an authentically German product, brewed in the good ol' US of A!

jonathan_shikes
jonathan_shikes

Thanks for the comments, Broke4Beer. By "lighter," I mean in comparison to the heavier stouts, IPAs and other big ales that get most of the attention these days.

egorski
egorski

Thanks for the list, Jonathan. Is Hogshead really that close? Drove by a week or two ago and it still looked like a service station.  

jonathan_shikes
jonathan_shikes

That's what I was told, but perhaps it's just wishful thinking. I know the neighbors around there can't wait.

offdisc
offdisc

I talked to Mike last week, and he said May 25 --- with a bit of hesitation. The brewery setup is in place, but the bar/seating area is being constructed. The outside renovations have also begun (new door & windows). 

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