Beer Man

Ten Breweries That Plan to Open in Denver in 2015

Sixteen new breweries opened inside Denver city limits in 2014, a record year that brought the total number of breweries here to 44 -- and that doesn't include beer makers like Joyride Brewing in Edgewater and other nearby suburbs that helped the Mile High City's beer culture bubble over. At the end of 2013, we identified twenty new breweries that planned to open in the next year. This time around, we are looking at half that number on track to open in 2015.

But at least six other breweries are close to finding spaces. In addition, Crooked Stave, Renegade and TRVE will all open new production facilities in town in 2015 (Renegade will add a second taproom at some point), and Great Divide will open a canning facility and taproom at its planned new brewery (scheduled to open in 2016). So, it's not like things are slowing down any time soon. Cheers.

See also: General Mills and Black Bottle Brewery in Fort Collins Forge a Sugary Friendship

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