With a bar made from beetle-kill pine and a beer list that specializes in German styles, Elk Mountain Brewing became Colorado's newest microbrewery on July 1 when it opened at 18921 Plaza Drive, Unit 104, in an industrial part of Parker.
The brewery and tasting room - complete with a patio, bar games and free WiFi -- is owned and operated by Parker residents Tom and Marcia Bell and uses recipes designed by Tom, who has been a homebrewer for twenty years.
"I have a strong passion for making the best beer I can," says Tom, a former heavy-equipment mechanic whose favorite style is Hefeweizen. Other beers on tap include Mineshaft Kolsch, Wapati Wheat. Ghost Town Brown and Elkhorn Stout.
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The Bells bought their brewing equipment from Dry Dock Brewing in Aurora, which has since expanded, and they can make seven barrels at a time, twice a week. Tom says he is working on establishing accounts at a couple of local restaurants.
Tasting room hours are Monday to Thursday, from 3 to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from noon to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, from noon to 9 p.m.
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