Cafe Society

Photos: Odyssey Beerwerks, a new Arvada brewery, hosts a party Saturday

Odyssey Beerworks in Arvada had a soft opening last Friday, but will host a grand opening this Saturday at 2 p.m. with live music from Jimmie Hope, the Ablaze food truck, door prizes. There are currently four beers on tap, but there will be six come Saturday, including Psycho Penguin Porter and Brick Lane ESB.

See also: - Odyssey Beerwerks, a brewery and taproom, opens in Arvada in May - Colorado Plus opens Monday with 56 local beers on tap -- and a brewery next month - Arvada Beer Company expands, will begin canning soon

Owners Josh Van Riper and Chris Hill met in Fort Collins after attending Colorado State University in the early '90s. They chose Arvada because it is a growing community and one that they feel is rapidly becoming more youthful and "cool." The name was chosen from a love to travel and is intended to embody the highs and lows of the journey rather than the destination. There are two other breweries in Arvada, but Van Riper and Hill feel that Yak & Yeti and Arvada Beer Company will combine to form a triangle of good beer in the city. The grain hopper was custom built, along with all the metal work in and outside of the building. Odyssey takes its own spin on global beers such as the: German hefeweizen, Scotch ale, English bitter, Russian imperial Stout, Belgian black and American pale ale. The brewery plans can its beers this summer; owners feel that cans are more environmentally friendly than bottles, preserve the flavor and are easier to pack in and out on the journeys. For many more pictures of Odyssey, turn the page.
KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Trevor Andersen

Latest Stories