After months of delays, River North Brewery will reopen in its namesake neighborhood at 3400 Blake Street, where it will begin pouring at noon today, July 13; a grand-reopening party is set for July 27.
Founded in 2012, the brewery had to relocate out of RiNo in 2015, when the building it occupied — the former home of Flying Dog at 2401 Blake Street — was sold for yet another apartment development. River North moved a few miles farther north, to 6021 Washington Street, where it continued brewing beers and also opened a taproom. But the founders kept looking to return to where it all began, and finally found the space on Blake.
“We used to be a gateway to RiNo from the south,” co-founder Matthew Hess told Colorado Beerman Jonathan Shikes last summer. “Now we’ll be a gateway from the north.”
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After major renovations, the new spot includes a taproom, a seven-barrel brewhouse, a private event space and a big patio. The brewery says it plans to use this location as a small-batch research lab to develop new recipes and explore new styles; it will primarily feature pilot beers.
River North will keep the Washington Street location, where it will make all of the brewery's year-round core beers and host special events. The taproom there will remain open, too.
Find more information on the River North Facebook page.