20 breweries that plan to open in Denver in 2014

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There were 23 breweries inside Denver's city limits at the start of 2013 (depending on how you count them), and by December 21, when Station 26 opened in North Park Hill, there were 29 (again, depending on how you count them). But by this time next year, there could be fifty -- or more. The following is a list of twenty would-be beer makers who plan to open in 2014, or at least to begin construction. Each one has a signed lease, a contract on a piece of property or, in the case of one, a lease that had to be dissolved in order to find a better location. There are at least a dozen other breweries-in-planning that also have designs on 2014, but who don't yet have a location. And that's just Denver. If you count the suburbs, the numbers are even higher. So put your drinking pants on and get ready for a happy new beer in a happy new year.

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Baere Brewing
320 Broadway

Baere Brewing recently signed a least for a space in a former martial arts studio at 320 Broadway, just a block away from TRVE Brewing. The owners plan to have a one-barrel pilot system in addition to a larger brewhouse. They have been gathering followers with their Urban Hop Project, in which they gave out hops rhizomes for people to grow in their backyards. Once the brewery is open, people will be able to bring in the their hops each summer for use in a beer -- similar to what Denver Beer Co does.

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Beryl's Beer Company
3120-C Blake Street

A play on words, Beryl's Beer Company will focus on barrels, or rather barrel-aged beers that owner Calvin and Beth fell in love with while they were dating and touring breweries around Colorado. The word is also a tribute to the colors of some beryl gemstones, which reminded them of the color of beer. Beryl's will be located in the River North neighborhood, which has quickly become a playground for Denver beer lovers.

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Can't Stop Brewing
240 South Pecos Street

Using the tagline, "Good beer for bad people," the four owners of Can't Stop Brewing plan to open in an industrial part of town and make traditional beer styles with a twist. In December, they made one of these, 3 A.M. Pale, at Strange Brewing, as part of that brewery's One Barrel Wednesday series. Eventually, Can't Stop Brewing plans to make other beers with unusual names, such as Ironic Doom Amber Hefeweizen; Dark Sarcasm Pepper Porter; Credible Threat Belgian Dubbel; Slick Willy Cream Ale and Strictly Taboo Belgian IPA.

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Chain Reaction Brewing
West Mississippi Avenue and Lipan Street

Cousins Zack and Chad Christofferson are gearing up to open a nanobrewery in a location that they've leased near the intersection of West Mississippi Avenue and Lipan Street. Although the two don't want to give out the exact address until they are able to begin work on the building, hopefully sometime this spring, Zack says the operation will be small, with a one-barrel system and a couple of two-barrel fermenters.

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Comrade Brewing
7667 East Iliff Avenue

Welkome to the Party. That's the motto for Comrade Brewing, which plans to open in southeast Denver next year with "back-to-basics" beers -- like a Kolsch, an IPA, an irish red and a milk stout -- and a tongue-in-cheek nod to Communism. But owner David Lin says he's really celebrating the camaraderie that the craft brewing industry has become known for. The 5,300-square-foot location will include a tap room with room for more than ninety people and a fifteen-barrel brewing system.

See also: Comrade Brewing will salute southeast Denver in 2014


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Baere Brewing

320 Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: General

Beryl's Beer Company

3120-C Blake Street, Denver, CO

Category: General

Can't Stop Brewing

240 South Pecos Street, Denver, CO

Category: General

Comrade Brewing

7667 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

Declaration Brewing

2030 S. Cherokee St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Platt Park Brewing

1875 South Pearl Street, Denver, CO

Category: General

Fermaentra

1715 East Evans Avenue, Denver, CO

Category: General

Fiction Beer Company

7101 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO

Category: General

Former Future Brewing

1290 S. Broadway St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Goldspot Brewing

4970 Lowell Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: General

Grandma's House

1710 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: General

Lost Highway Brewing

520 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

LowDown Brewery + Kitchen

800 Lincoln St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Mockery Brewing

3501 Delgany St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Zephyr Brewing

2601 Walnut Street, Denver, CO

Category: General

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26 comments
J.D.
J.D.

I hope there's some professionals in this bunch because otherwise they'll just cement CO as THE mediocre craft beer scene. I'm getting tired of homebrewers who won an award thinking they can brew on a professional scale.

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

I can't wait for lost highway. Feel like I've been waiting forever.

Matt Brunk
Matt Brunk

Every time a bell rings a new brewery opens in Denver.

GrowlerSource
GrowlerSource

just in time with the release of Clearwater Gears stainless steel growlers!

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

…and for a fee, you can consume this drug in public, with the government's permission...

Tina Marie
Tina Marie

Devin Chapnick Zack O'Malley Kennison

Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson

Trve Brewing makes some really good beers and has a great atmosphere.

Craig Dzaman
Craig Dzaman

Yeah Fermaentra should be on a lot of radars.

Kurt Dzaman
Kurt Dzaman

Craig Dzaman - Fermentia is getting love

artcarmark
artcarmark

Did you miss The Post Brewing Company in Lafayette? It opens January 9th!

Ray Koren
Ray Koren

These legal Alcohol dispensaries are clearly going to ruin society... ;)

TheFabulousMarkT
TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

In addition to these Denver ones, Mu Brewery will hopefully be open in Aurora by February 2014.

davebarnes
davebarnes topcommenter

Hops & Pie on Tennyson Street.

Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

@Cognitive_Dissident I get mine cheaper because I have a medical liquor card. My "doctor" says it helps with my [random vague symptom].

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@Mantonat @Cognitive_Dissident That would be an unnecessary trick, since anyone 21 can get as much as they want without anyone's permission (which is a bit different from pot.) I get mine (an occasional glass of wine, and just as often for cooking) from Costco.

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