Golden City Brewery stops serving food and cider; plans to open winery later this year

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Danielle Lirette
The patio at Golden City.
After more than four years of serving food along with its hand-crafted beers, Golden City Brewery has decided to shutter its kitchen and rely on food trucks instead.

"We were already really small, and the health department changed their requirements for what we had to do to have a kitchen," says Tamara Munroe, the daughter of brewery founders Charlie and Janine Sturdevant. "They want us to add about six more bathroom stalls. But that would take up most of our garden space, so we can't do it."

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The brewery actually closed its kitchen last year, but the switch from having a brewpub license to having a beer-manufacturing license will take place on Saturday, July 12.

As a result, Golden City will no longer be able to make and serve its cider, since that requires a winery and brewpub license. It also won't be able to serve the Bloody Marys and Mimosas it had been pouring on Sunday mornings.

"I think some customers are kind of sad," Munroe says.

In better news, the Sturdevants are planning to open a winery -- and get a winery license -- at the same location sometime later this year, which means they will be able to produce and sell their cider again, Munroe says. Although she can't share many details now, she says the process in under way.

To make up for the lack of a kitchen, Golden City has begun welcoming food trucks on the weekends. And the Golden Natural Market across the street, which bought the brewery's pizza ovens and sandwich stations, can deliver.


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Golden City Brewery

12th and Cheyenne streets, Golden, CO

Category: General


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14 comments
DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Because people who drink wine don't need to piss and poop as much as those who drink beer?


Amanda Russell
Amanda Russell

Lets take on some more public policy/concerns than loosing our right to drink at golden city brewery. Come on people.

Amanda Russell
Amanda Russell

They made a choice to not put in more bathrooms. It's not as if something "terrible" was done that they couldn't have counter acted if they wanted.

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

yeah...those evil, tyrannical health inspectors. the nerve of them with their petty concern for public safety. hmph!

David Barton
David Barton

As long as they keep offering pretzels and mustard, we're good!

Justin Pickner
Justin Pickner

Yeah I saw they'll still have food trucks though and I don't go there for the cider :)

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... how do more toilets in a restaurant make the world safer?


Be specific and show your work.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... when will you girls learn to pee in a urinal ??

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