Whoo boy, you know I’m going to love any place that has a pup in it! And this pup was helping out the team at the Denver Beer Co. to put the finishing touches on their new Platte Street Location.
If you haven’t been paying attention then you may not know that Denver is a serious Brew town. Whether it’s a Lager, Pilsener, Porter or Stout Denver has some home grown talent that we should be proud of…. and one of them is about to debut a new Brew Pub in the territory where LoHi and Riverfront Park connect.
In this Denver heat I’m not craving a glass of red wine, white wine, or even a cocktail. I crave a frosty mug filled with delicious brewed beer. So this is a good sign I don’t have to wait much longer.
I was scooting by with my camera and couldn’t help but stop to share a few shots as they put on the finishing touches. The first thing I noticed that was new in their progress was the welcome sight of patio rails. Ah, nothing like a nice cold beer on a patio with a cool Denver breeze (obviously I’m having this fictional beer at night and not in our 99 degree heat). If you check out the photos below or on The Urban Brain Facebook page you might notice the bar… they joke it’s courtesy of the pine beetles. I like the bar, hate the beetles.
But I’m guessing it will be pretty cool inside as well as the new Denver Beer Co. wisely kept the row of garage doors that will turn this brew pub into an open air environment for pouring beers. The framework for the bar was being put in place and some of the lighting was in place, a sure sign that finishing touches mean an opening only weeks away.
Officially the owners shared that they hope to be sharing their brews within 2-3 weeks. Based on the smell of hops it looks like the initial batches are well on their way to being ready.
They plan to have roughly 12 micro brews on tap at a menu limited to giant pretzels (sounds like a good pairing with beer). But foodies don’t despair, if you aren’t sated to consider a heavy stout a meal the Denver Beer Co. does plan to have a lineup of food trucks to keep you well fed.
That’s friggin’ brilliant. My hope is that the trucks rotate through different options so my friends and I can enjoy some spontaneous dinner plans. Dinner on wheels where if you don’t like the current menu you can just wait until the next truck arrives.
I’m not sure the pace of food trucks will be that rapid… but I can imagine a future where a series of trucks delivering gourmet food makes a lap of all the Denver hotspots. It’s a win win… bear with me on this.
The food delivery trucks will probably get more customers by hitting a series of hot spots packed with hungry patrons AND the folks kicking back waiting to decide what to eat can wait until their favorite choice arrives.
You know those silly discussion that take place trying to get a group to decide what to eat.. GONE! Just sit back at the Denver Beer Co., enjoy your beer, and wait until a food truck makes you drool.
Let’s face it folks, we have it pretty good in Denver. The new Denver Beer Co. is just one more reason to love our city.
So let’s all bid a friendly welcome to the team at Denver Beer Co. and raise your pint glasses in a toast! Want to learn more about Beer styles.. here’s a cliff notes version.
Oh, and you should learn a little bit more about the amazing new trend of gourmet Food Trucks. In New York the trucks are spreading like wildfire. They involve affordable entries to the market for our budding chef’s and gastronomic masters and let’s face it.. they get more exposure traveling from location to location. But I’m guessing none have a liquor license yet so a partnership that serves brew just makes sense. So of course I want to track where the Food Trucks are here.
Here are more pics from the almost finished Denver Beer Co. More on the DBC later!
Cheers! And if you just HAPPEN to have time to create a nice stout I wouldn’t mind. But in the meantime you can share which 12 types of beer you would most like to see on tap at the new Denver Beer Co. (poll below, photos below poll).