You may be asking yourself, does Denver really need another brewery? For us, the answer is resounding YES. What’s better than a brand new brewery with innovative brewers and new beers to collect or a favorite brewery with a new location that’s an even shorter drive from home? There’s quite a few breweries on the 2022 horizon and we wanted to round up 5 of our most anticipated that are ringing in the new year in Denver. Cheers!
1. BATCH Slapped Brewing
BATCH Slapped Brewing is a funky concept coming to Colorado Springs in January 2022 just in time for the new year. Their starting menu has a bit of everything for different tastes. They feature a sour, a pilsner, a porter, and some lighter beers. Their mainstay seems to be cider, with their menu offering 4 different ciders and 2 different IPAs. The three owners/brewers behind the concept wanted to create a place that was laidback, welcoming, and serving up one-of-a-kind drinks, so we’re excited to see what this concept has in store for Colorado Springs.
This Wisconsin-born brewery will be making its way over to Denver and is anticipated to have a January 2022 opening in Curtis Park. The first ever brewery to provide “crowdsourced beer,” where they turn your ideas into something you can drink. MobCraft will provide a welcome return for one owner who was born in Lakewood and another owner who lives in Denver currently.
3. Left Hand Brewing
LH Brewing is coming to RiNo and we’re stoked. Already kicking butt in Longmont, Left Hand is making our way over to one of the best neighborhoods in Denver for breweries, with an opening slated for Spring 2022 (March). There’s been a trend of popular breweries opening second and even third locations, so it was natural that Left Hand, in their success, followed that trajectory. Although leasing issues caused them to stall out during their initial plans to open last summer, they’ll finally be opening across from The Mission Ballroom with both a taproom and restaurant. Don’t miss out on trying their Nitros.
4. Ratio Beerworks
A beloved Denver counter-culture staple, Ratio Beerworks, will be getting a bigger and better second location that will allow for a lot more beer production than they’re currently able to produce. They’ll be setting up shop next year in the old Declaration Brewery space in the Overland neighborhood here in Denver, and we can’t wait to see what they’ll be coming up with. Their hope is to create a brand new oasis for Denverites to get away.
5. Flyte Co. Brewing
The Aviation-themed brewery will be flying in to a new location, at a former air traffic control center. Their second location will be at the former Stapleton International Airport in Denver. The location will also feature a restaurant with wines and cocktails alongside a pilot system onsite for brewers to experiment with new batches and create small-batch beers.
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