Call to Arms Brewing, Founded by Former Avery Workers, Will Open on Tennyson Street

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A rendering of what the Call to Arms Brewing building could look like.
Three former Avery Brewing employees who left earlier this year to form their own venture, Call to Arms Brewing, have signed a lease at 4526 Tennyson Street in the Berkeley neighborhood.

The brewery will be located in the back half of an 8,253-square-foot building/development called John's Garage, which used to house a private motorcycle museum. Eventually there will be two other businesses in the building, including a restaurant.

See also: Call to Arms and Cannonball Creek Brewing Peace & Assist -- Not Cease-and-Desist

"It's not easy to find a location in the neighborhood, so we were really excited to find this one on Tennyson," says Call to Arms co-owner Chris Bell, explaining that he and partners Jesse Brookstein and Jon Cross searched for a spot for five months.

The building, which has brick walls and a barrel roof, served as a garage for city utility trucks for several decades and then became a private motorcycle museum -- with 400 items -- run by vintage motorcycle enthusiast John Sawazhki, who lived in the front.

Located just north of Tennyson Street's bustling arts and business district on a block that is partially residential and partially commercial, Call to Arms will be less than two blocks from De Steeg Brewing, which is in the alley near 44th Avenue and Tennyson.

Bell says the brewery will help solidify the street -- which already boasts several craft-centered bars and restaurants -- as a craft-beer destination.

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Renovations to the building will begin soon, and Bell says he hopes to open Call to Arms next spring or early summer. He and Brookstein and Cross all worked in different areas of Boulder's Avery Brewing until earlier this year, when they left as a group.

In July, they teamed up with Cannonball Creek Brewing in Golden to make a beer called Peace & Assist. A play on the cease-and-desist letters that have become common in the craft-brewing industry recently, the goal was to remind brewers to stick together.


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Call To Arms Brewing

4526 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO

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Angelique Dupont
Angelique Dupont

Found one on Lowell and 50th- ish. Still under construction. No shortage of breweries in the hood, I'd say

Jill Bogdan
Jill Bogdan

Sadly we have to wait a few months to try it...I read next spring/summer. But pumped to have another brewery in walking distance :)

Robb Pierce
Robb Pierce

Good! We're short on breweries in Colorado!

Beau Davis
Beau Davis

Brewery names are getting weird.

Jessica Shagalski
Jessica Shagalski

Craft beer enthusiasts, those who live close by, brewers, bar tenders, me ...

Chris Wallner
Chris Wallner

these guys have been around the business long enough to know how to make it work. I am hoping for the best with them

Sam Tallman
Sam Tallman

Boo! The gentrification of the north side sickens me

Joseph Vasquez
Joseph Vasquez

that place will get shut down when they start over serving yuppies

Sheri Duran
Sheri Duran

You know it kid! Eric Bueno Joseph Vasquez John Donohoe

Eric Bueno
Eric Bueno

Joseph Vasquez could use another brewery close to home, right John Donohoe Sheri Duran

Heather Anderson
Heather Anderson

Yay more drinking more drunks... Better put a stop to smoking

Katharine Keenan
Katharine Keenan

Would be cool if some of the motorcycles from the museum were incorporated in the brewery.

Jane Wallace
Jane Wallace

Are you kidding!! Where is John? I've been to his museum!

Anecdotal
Anecdotal

 And yet you took the time to read and comment...it would appear as though you do!

Anecdotal
Anecdotal

Yeah, nothing good can come of this project. Disgusting indeed.

Anecdotal
Anecdotal

Yay! Because it's impossible to enjoy beer without being a drunk. Nailed it.

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