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*UPDATED* 2015 Colorado Brewery Openings

*UPDATED* 2015 Colorado Brewery Openings
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This article was updated on January 4, 2016 at 3:45pm to reflect more 2015 brewery openings shared by our readers. Thanks for your contributions!*

If you live in Colorado you may feel like a new brewery springs up about every week… and you would be right!

In 2015, at least 52 new breweries in the Centennial State launched and four breweries added a new or additional location.

Map created by Jackie Phipps and Rocky Mountain Maps.
Map created by Jackie Phipps and Rocky Mountain Maps.

For these 56 craft brewing locations, all except for eight launched along the Front Range.* So if you are traveling around Colorado, you can stop by these newer breweries:

  • 4B’s Brewery in Cedaredge (SE of Grand Junction)
  • Baker’s Brewery in Silverthorne
  • Golden Block Brewery in Silverton
  • High Alpine Brewing Company in Gunnison
  • Periodic Brewing Company in Leadville
  • Vail Brewing Company in Vail
  • Westbound & Down Brewing Company in Idaho Springs
  • Yampa Valley Brewing Company in Hayden (in between Craig and Steamboat Springs)

The largest number of Colorado brewery openings occurred in Denver County. By our estimations, Denver County contains nearly one of every five craft breweries in the state.

Larimer County had the second most craft brewery openings with eight, including two in Estes Park. El Paso County followed Larimer County with the most new brewery openings in 2015 with six while Boulder County had five.

The last quarter of 2015 saw a little over of 30 percent of the Colorado craft breweries open (17) while the least amount of openings (11) occurred between April and June, about 20 percent.

It seems like no matter where you are in Colorado, you are always guaranteed that you are not too far from a new craft pint!

Check out the list below of all breweries that opened in 2015, where you can find them, and our Brewery Showcases:

 

Adams County

Something Brewery

something brewery
Photo Courtesy of Something Brewery via Facebook

117 N Main St

Brighton, CO 80601

(720) 639-7505

Opened December 5, 2015

 

Arapahoe County

Boggy Draw Brewing

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Hall, The Brewtography Project
Photo Courtesy of Dustin Hall, The Brewtography Project

3535 S Platte River Dr

Sheridan, CO 80110

(720) 940-0338

Opened May 2015

 

Cliffhangers Brewing Company

5798 S Rapp St

Littleton, CO 80120

(303) 797-2433

Opened September 2015

 

Dead Hippie Brewing

3701 S Santa Fe Dr Unit 7

Sheridan, CO 80110

(720) 446-7961

Opened October 22, 2015

 

Launch Pad Brewery

launch pad brewery denver
Photo provided by Launch Pad Brewery via Facebook

884 S Buckley Rd

Aurora, CO 80017

(303) 745-4599

Opened July 24, 2015

 

Boulder County

Atom Brewing Company

Erie, CO

Opened December 2015

 

Skeye Brewing

900 S Hover Rd

Longmont, CO 80501

(303) 774-7698

Opened June 18, 2015

 

Open Door Brewing Company

Boulder, CO 80301

720-593-1401

Opened July 2015

 

Vision Quest Brewing Company

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Photo Courtesy of Kyle Ogilvy

2510 47th St

Boulder, CO 80301

(720) 446-9387

Opened July 25, 2015

 

Wibby Brewing

Wibby Brewing

209 Emery St

Longmont, CO 80501

(303) 776-4594

Opened August 13, 2015

 

Broomfield County

Nighthawk Brewery

2780 Industrial Lane

Broomfield, CO 80020

(720) 375-3693

Opened January 23, 2015

 

Clear Creek County

Westbound & Down Brewing Company

1617 Miner St

Idaho Springs, CO 80452

(720) 502-3121

Opened December 4, 2015

 

Delta County

4B’s Brewery

215 W Main St

Cedaredge, CO 81413

(970) 856-7762

Opened May 13, 2015

 

Denver County

Call to Arms Brewing

Call to Arms Brewing Co.
Photo Courtesy of Jessica Wailes

4526 Tennyson St

Denver, CO 80212

(720) 328-8258

Opened July 16, 2015

FERMENTATION BEGINS

 

Cerebral Brewing

Cerebral Brewing Company Denver
Photo by Michael Malvitz, www.malvitzphotography.com

1477 Monroe S

Denver, CO 80206

(303) 927-7365

Opened November 20, 2015

 

CO-Brew

1133 N Broadway

Denver, CO 80203

(720) 485-4959

Opened May 2015

 

Declaration Brewing

Declaration Brewing Denver
Photo Courtesy of Matt Hoyt

2030 S. Cherokee St

Denver, CO 80223

(303) 995-7410

Opened February 14, 2015

 

Deep Draft Brewing

1730 Franklin St

Denver, CO 80218

Opened in July 12, 2015

 

Factotum Brewhouse

Courtesy of Factotum Brewhouse
Courtesy of Factotum Brewhouse

3845 Lipan St

Denver, CO 80211

(720) 441-4735

Opened February 26, 2015

 

Goldspot Brewing

goldspot_featured_img

4970 Lowell Boulevard

Denver, CO 80221

(303) 955-5657

Opened February 21, 2015

 

Good River Brewing

No Location

Opened September 2, 2015

 

Little Machine Beer

Little Machine 1

2924 W 20th Ave

Denver, CO 80211

(303) 284-7893

Opened September 2015

 

Ratio Beerworks

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Hall, The Brewtography Project.
Photo Courtesy of Dustin Hall, The Brewtography Project.

2920 Larimer St

Denver, CO 80205

(303) 997-8288

Opened February 2015

 

Sleeping Giant Brewing Company

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Hall, The Brewtography Project
Photo Courtesy of Dustin Hall, The Brewtography Project

2500 W 5th Ave

Denver, CO 80204

Opened January 2015

 

 

Spangalang Brewery

spangalang header

2736 Welton St

Denver, CO 80205

(303) 297-1276

Opened April 9, 2015

BREWERY SHOWCASE

 

Tivoli Brewing Company

900 Auraria Parkway

Denver, CO 80204

(303) 582 -1597

Opened August 22, 2015

 

Douglas County

105 West Brewing

Courtesy of 105 West Brewing via Facebook
Courtesy of 105 West Brewing via Facebook

1043 Park St

Castle Rock, CO 80109

(303) 660-2275

Opened November 8, 2015

 

Barnett & Son Brewing Co.

2924 W 20th Ave

Parker, CO 80134

(720) 420-0462

Opened June 4, 2015

 

Eagle County

Vail Brewing Company

41290 US Hwy 6 B-2

Vail, CO 81657

(970) 470-4351

Opened April 3, 2015

 

El Paso County

Gold Camp Brewing Company

Photo Courtesy of Ryan Hannigan, Focus on the Beer
Photo Courtesy of Ryan Hannigan, Focus on the Beer

1007 S Tejon St

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

(719) 695-0344

Opened January 2, 2015

 

JAKs Brewing Company

7654 McLaughlin Road

Peyton, CO 80831

(719) 375-1116

Opened March 14, 2015

 

Local Relic

Photo Courtesy of Ryan Hannigan, Focus on the Beer
Photo Courtesy of Ryan Hannigan, Focus on the Beer

4665 Town Center Drive #30

Colorado Springs, CO 80916

(719) 270-0077

Opened August/September 2015

 

Occasional Brew

13767 Honey Run Way

Colorado Springs, CO 80921

(719) 310-3787

Opened January 2015

 

Peaks N Pines Brewing Company

4005 Tutt Blvd

Colorado Springs, CO 80922

(719) 358-6758

Opened November 20, 2015

 

Triple S Brewing Co

318 E Colorado Ave

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

(719) 344-5477

Opened October 6, 2015

 

Gunnison County

High Alpine Brewing Company

111 N Main St

Gunnison, CO 81230

(970) 642-4500

Opened August 29, 2015

 

Jefferson County

El Rancho Brewing

29260 US-40

Evergreen, CO 80439

(303) 670-2739

Opened November 24, 2015

 

Evergreen Tap House

2962 Evergreen Pkwy

Evergreen, CO 80439

(303) 736-8419

November 22, 2015

 

Great Frontier Brewing

2010 S Oak St

Lakewood, CO 80227

(720) 328-1758

Opened August 21, 2015

 

Lariat Lodge Brewing Co.

27618 Fireweed D

Evergreen, CO 80439

(303) 674-1842

Opened November 2015

 

Lake County

Periodic Brewing Company

115 E 7th St

Leadville, CO 80461

(720) 864-1012

November 14, 2015

 

Larimer County

Big Thompson Brewery

114 E 15th St

Loveland, CO 80538

(970) 619-8138

Opened September 15, 2015

 

Jessup Farm Barrel House

1921 Jessup Dr

Fort Collins, CO 80525

(970) 568-8345

Opened November 25, 2015

 

Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company

531 S St Vrain Ave

Estes Park, CO 80517

(812) 201-3836

Opened July 18, 2015

 

McClellan’s Brewing Company

1035 S Taft Hill Rd

Fort Collins, CO 80526

(970) 568-8473

Opened November 10, 2015

 

Rally King Brewing

1624 S Lemay Ave Unit 4

Fort Collins, CO 80525

(970) 568-8936

Opened June 27, 2015

 

Rock Cut Brewing Company

390 W Riverside Dr

Estes Park, CO 80517

(970) 586-7300

Opened August 29, 2015

 

Soul Squared Brewing Company

Fort Collins, CO

(970) 286-7769

Opened May 2015

 

Three Four Beer Co.

829 S Shields St #100

Fort Collins, CO 80521

(970) 221-3434

Opened November 6, 2015

 

Pueblo County

Brues Alehouse Brewing Co.

120 E Riverwalk

Pueblo, CO 80113

(719) 924-9670

Opened December 1, 2015

 

San Juan County

Golden Block Brewery

1212 Greene St

Silverton, CO 81433

(970) 387-5962

 

Routt County

Yampa Valley Brewing Company

106 E Jefferson Ave Unit B

Hayden, CO 81639

(970) 276-8014

Opened October 2015

 

Summit County

Baker’s Brewery

531 Silverthorne Ln

Silverthorne, CO 80498

(970) 468-0170

Opened September 6, 2015

 

Weld County

Brix Taphouse & Brewery

813 8th St

Greeley, CO 80631

(970) 371-8029

Opened January 31, 2015

 

WeldWerks Brewing Company

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Hall, The Brewtography Project
Photo Courtesy of Dustin Hall, The Brewtography Project

508 8th Ave

Greeley, CO 80631

(970) 460-6345

February 21, 2015

 

Pre-existing Breweries with New or Additional Locations:

Avery Brewing

2015 Avery Strong Ale Festival
Photo Courtesy of Dustin Hall, The Brewtography Project

4910 Nautilus Ct

Boulder, CO 80301

(303) 440-4324

Opened February 2015

 

Breckenridge Brewery at The Farm House

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Hall, The Brewtography Project
Photo Courtesy of Dustin Hall, The Brewtography Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

2990 Brewery Lane

Littleton, CO 80120

(303) 803-1380

 

Opened June 2015

 

 

Great Divide Brewing @ The Barrel Bar

great divide brewing barrel bar
Photo Courtesy of Holly Gerard, Persika Photography

1812 35th St

Denver, CO 80216

(303) 296-9460

Opened July 2015

 

Renegade Brewing Company @ The Yard on Santa Fe

918 W 1st Ave

Denver, CO 80223

(720) 401-4089

Opened January 29, 2015

 

Information and research for this article came from:

*Front Range includes the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Park, Pueblo, Teller, and Weld.

If we have missed any new brewery openings for 2015 please comment and we’ll update periodically.


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Comments

  1. I LOVE PorchDrinking.com but you guys kinda dropped the ball on this article.
    By my count there are 48 new brewery openings in 2015 and that isn’t counting the 4 production only breweries that are on your list. The article didn’t indicate that the list was just a sampling and you’re missing: 4B’s Brewery, Brues Alehouse Brewing Co., Cliffhangers Brewing Company, El Rancho Brewing Company, Evergreen Tap House, Golden Block Brewery,, Great Frontier Brewing Company, High Alpine Brewing Company, Jessup Farm Barrel House, Lariat Lodge Brewing Co., Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company, Launch Pad Brewery, McClellan’s Brewing Company, Peaks N Pines Brewing Company, Periodic Brewing, Rally King Brewing, Rock Cut Brewing Company, Something Brewery, Three Four Beer Co., Westbound & Down Brewing Company, & Yampa Valley Brewing Company.
    (Also for production only you should add Atom Brewing Company & Open Door Brewing Company.)

    Still love the work that you do though!
    Stephen
    The Colorado Beer Geek
    http://www.COBeerGeek.com

  2. Christine

    Do you have a lasting of the ones that opened in 2014?

    If you do can you email it to us.

    [email protected]

    Cheers

    • Caution Brewing Company (West)
      Kokopelli Beer Company
      The Post Brewing Company
      7 Hermits Brewing Co.
      LowDown Brewery + Kitchen
      Two22 Brew
      Former Future Brewing Company
      300 Suns Brewing
      1933 Brewing Company
      Buckhorn Brewers
      Manitou Brewing Company
      Roaring Fork Beer Company
      Creede Brewing Company
      Coda Brewing Company
      Comrade Brewing Co
      Blue Spruce Brewing Company
      38 State Brewing Company
      Broken Compass Brewing
      Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
      Walter Brewing Company
      Wonderland Brewing Company
      4 Noses Brewing Company
      Butcherknife Brewing Company
      Mu Brewery
      Platte Park Brewing Company
      Storm Peak Brewing Company
      Three Freaks Brewery
      Chain Reaction Brewing Company
      Fieldhouse Brewing Company
      Beryl’s Beer Co.
      Berthoud Brewing Company
      Casey Brewing & Blending
      Denver Beer Co. Canworks
      Hideaway Park Brewery
      Joyride Brewing Company
      Shoes & Brews
      Baere Brewing Co
      Living The Dream Brewing
      Powder Keg Brewing Company
      Finkel & Garf Brewing Company
      Bottom Shelf Brewery
      Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co.
      Iron Bird Brewing Company
      Liquid Mechanics Brewing
      Snowbank Brewing
      Zwei Brewing
      Dry Dock Brewing Co. (North Dock)
      Grand Lake Brewing Company
      Lost Highway Brewing Company
      South Park Brewing Colorado
      Ute Pass Brewing Company
      Wolfe Brewing
      Echo Brewing Company in Eirie
      Fiction Beer Company
      Fossil Brewing Company
      Grandma’s House
      Mancos Brewing Company
      Moffat Station Brewery
      Groβen Bart Brewery
      Mockery Brewing
      Nano 108 Brewing Company
      Storybook Brewing
      Fermaentra
      Locavore Beer Works
      Alpine Dog Brewing Company
      Animas Brewing Company
      Zephyr Brewing Company

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