Hello Denver Beer Co. fans! If you haven’t already heard – we are expanding! Denver Beer Co. is under contract to purchase a large warehouse space in north Sunnyside which will soon house a production brewery and canning line. We expect our first cans and bottles to hit the market as soon as June, 2014. Yeehaw! By next summer, you’ll be able to take your favorite Denver Beer Co. beers on a boat, on a bike, or a hike… The official press release is copied below, read on to find out all the details!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Denver Beer Co. announces expansion and plans for new location
New space to include production facility, tasting room, and canning line.
Denver, Colo. (October 23, 2013) – Denver Beer Co. today announced a plans to open a production brewing facility in addition to the current Denver Beer Co. brewery located in downtown Denver at 1695 Platte Street. The Denver Beer Co. production facility will be located at 4455 Jason Street in Denver and will focus primarily on canning and bottling beer for distribution. Denver Beer Co. is under contract to own the 48,000 square foot warehouse which sits on three (3) acres of land. The production facility will begin by occupying one quarter, or 11,000 square feet, of the building and the existing tenants will continue to occupy the remaining portion.
The new Denver Beer Co production facility will house a new thirty (30) barrel brew house and four (4) sixty (60) barrel fermenters created by DME (Diversified Metal Engineering) out of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Further, the warehouse space will feature a canning line from Wild Goose Canning of Boulder, Colo. The new system will have an initial brewing capacity of 5,000 barrels per year, with room for future expansion in the remaining 37,000 square feet of the Jason Street property. The brew house is scheduled to arrive in April after the Craft Brewers Conference and brewing will commence immediately.
The Denver Beer Co production brew house will use existing Denver Beer Co. recipes and will continue the brewery’s tradition of brewing a variety of beers throughout the changing seasons. Offerings will include six-pack cans, seasonal mixed packs, and 22 oz. bombers of specialty batches. Unleaded Group, a local Denver design firm, will create the packaging and label designs.
“Our 6-pack cans will feature many of the existing Denver Beer Co. favorites such as Graham Cracker Porter, Kaffir Lime Wheat, and Hey! Pumpkin,” stated Charlie Berger, Co-founder of Denver Beer Co. “The 22 oz. bombers will give us the opportunity to showcase special seasonal favorites and limited releases.”
The canned and bottled offerings from Denver Beer Co. will be available in Denver area liquor stores starting in early summer, 2014. Distribution will begin with Denver metro locations and will expand to stores throughout the Front Range and mountain towns. Denver Beer Co. is currently interviewing distributors to support wholesale circulation.
“Ever since we opened our doors in August, 2011, Denver Beer Co. fans have been asking for cans and bottles,” stated Co-founder Patrick Crawford. “We are excited to start canning beers for all those hikers, bikers, rafters, skiers, Denverites, and beer lovers who like to drink good beer while they are out on adventures or enjoying a good meal.”
The new production facility will begin brewing in late April and Denver Beer Co anticipates the canning line to be running at full speed by May, 2014. The new facility will also house a tasting room and will be open for tours starting in early June, 2014.