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Grand Lake Brewing says it will open a new taproom in Arvada this month

Grand Lake Brewing, which closed its taproom last October amidst declining business in the mountain town and after dispute with several employees, announced on its Facebook recently that it will reopen in Olde Town Arvada, just a block from the Arvada Brewing Company.

The new location is at 5610 Yukon Street, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue. It has a manufacturing license and a wholesalers license, meaning the owners will be able to both brew and sell their beer there.

See also: Grand Lake Brewing closing mountain tap house; hopes to reopen west of Denver

"The Grand Lake Brewing Tavern in Olde Town Arvada is going to be a tasting room with pizzas, sandwiches and salads, and beer to go. We will continue brewing our handcrafted beers in Grand Lake. We got our beer license today and we hope to be Open by the end of March. We will post news about our progress. Thanks for the support," the company posted on its Facebook page.

Owner Karen Wood didn't return a call seeking comment.

Last fall the brewery -- which has been making Wooly Booger Nut Brown, Stumpjumper IPA, and Plaid Bastard Strong Scotch Ale, among other beers, since 2002 -- said on Facebook that it would have like to have stayed in Grand Lake, "but there is no building that would accommodate us. We have been looking for the past two years."

However, after that post some employees left scathing messages afterward about the company on social media and elsewhere.

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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