Freshcraft was a member of the class of 2010, the creation of brothers Lucas and Jason Forgy. Lucas was working as a chef in Milwaukee when Jason, a self-described beer geek, approached him with the idea of opening a casual, comfortable restaurant that would serve a menu of homemade comfort food paired with a giant roster of truly exceptional craft beers. When the Thunderbird BBQ address opened up on a hot LoDo restaurant block, the Midwesterners took on the space and opened Freshcraft. The concept is more casual than fine-dining, but also more upscale than a sports bar. In late 2019, the Forgy brothers sold Freshcraft to Eric Riggs, who has changed up the food menu a little while maintaining the bar's excellence as a beer destination.