"We felt like it was crucial to our concept and our identity to open with some big beers," Burns says; that concept -- "adventurous people making adventurous beers" -- stems from the the fact that the three owners, Burns, Randy Stinson and RJ Banat, are all into outdoor activities, like canyoneering, backpacking and mountaineering.
For instance, there are two different saisons, a Scotch ale and a Black IPA made with Belgian yeast. One of the Old Ales is still on tap as well.And despite its mantra and its logo, Jagged Mountain, located on the busy corner of 20th and Lawrence streets, has a decidedly urban, downtown feel -- one that is highlighted and complemented by tall windows that wrap around the building, allowing people outside to get a good look at the ten-barrel brewhouse and fermentation tanks inside and the customers in the taproom to watch the foot and car traffic passing by.
Jagged Mountain is currently open Wednesdays through Fridays, starting at 4 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, starting at noon.
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