Photos: Blue Moon Brewing at the Sandlot gets a facelift as the baseball season opens
Hoping to capitalize on both baseball season and the popularity of Denver's burgeoning taproom culture, MillerCoors and the Rockies have decided to give the Blue Moon Brewing Company at the Sandlot, which is inside of Coors Field, a facelift -- and then open the brewery to the public even on non-game days, something that hasn't been done in more than a decade.
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They got a bit of a late start, though, so the renovation won't be complete until May 2, when the Sandlot will open for its first non-game day. In the meantime, the brewery and restaurant will be open to Rockies ticket-holders as usual on game days.
The facelift includes a bar that has been redone with beetle-kill wood and and some other cosmetic touches. Blue Moon murals will be painted on sliding doors that will close over the bar on non-game days, since the brewery will only serve beer then.
Eventually, there will likely be some other sprucing up and a possible self-guided tour inside the space, with history and an explanation of the brewery.
"We think our beers will sell through a lot faster, which means we will be able to put a lot of different things on tap," says Sandlot brewmaster John Legnard. "Being open five days a week, we're going to go through a lot of beer."
One of the new beers for this season is 20th Anniversary Ale, which Legnard and the Sandlot brewed to commemorate the teams' twentieth year in existence.
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