The southern suburbs were clearly thirsty for craft beer when Grist Brewing opened earlier this month in Highlands Ranch. Founded by organic chemist Rob Kevwitch, Grist is the first independently-owned craft brewery in Highlands Ranch -- and the first in a wave of brewery openings scheduled over the next few months in Centennial, Littleton and Parker as well as the Ranch. Since Denver is already awash in craft beer, don't suburb-dwellers deserve good brews, too?
But that beer comes with a price: major mockery of the brewery's home town.
Welcome to the '90s, Highlands Ranch!!!!
Says Charlie Whiskey:
Cool, so the local drunks there are dudes who sit on their barstools and ramble on about how much of a bigshot they are in their cul-de-sac? AWESOME!
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Will craft-beer spots work in the suburbs? Where would you like to see an independent craft-beermaker open up shop? Post your suggestions below. And for many more comments, as well as great pictures of Grist, see our grand-opening post.