Then came the report that Denver Beer Co. would open a third location near the University of Denver, in the former Maddie's Restaurant space, prompting many to echo one reader's "awesome news."
But Eugene responded with this:
Too bad Boulder Beer could not figure out a way to thrive like this. Don't get me wrong: I really like Denver Beer, but I will miss Boulder Beer.Responds Jason:
I wish they could have taken Twisted Pine's lead: Go from a mediocre brewery five years ago that distributes beers few people buy to being a great success of a local taproom with some of the best beers and best pizza in town. Instead, they're going to distribute mediocre beers that don't compete. I've spent a lot of time at the beer church. I'm sad to see it go.Adds Scott:
Thank you Boulder Beer, for being part of a revolution in micro/craft breweries.While Boulder Beer is forty years old, Denver Beer Co. has already become a landmark in just a decade. Says Jay:
Can't wait until Denver Beer Co. comes to DU. Platte Street is too far. My new hangout?Responds Mike:
Excellent. That area desperately needs terrible beer.Warns Rhonda:
Don't forget to bring your own parking places!Denver Beer Co. owners Patrick Crawford and Charlie Berger purchased the sprawling property at 2425 South Downing Street, a former gas station, that was most recently home to Maddie's, a family-friendly favorite that closed in October.
The final product will include a 2,563-square-foot brewery and taproom that will be similar to Denver Beer Co.'s locations on Platte Street and in Olde Town Arvada, along with a 10,000-square-foot patio with a tiki bar, fire pits, yard games, a beer garden and bike parking...a good amenity in this area.
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