Sunday, January 12, 2014

New Brewhouse, Taproom Planned on East Colfax

Introducing Fiction Beer Company! Founders Ryan and Christa Kilpatrick are combining their mutual love of craft beer and books to create a neighborhood brewery in East Denver. Fiction Beer Company will offer a variety of craft beers inspired by their favorite works of fiction and will include classic styles, seasonal favorites and experimental specialties. Fiction Beer Company has leased commercial retail space in the Phoenix on the Fax building at the corner of East Colfax Avenue and Pontiac Street. The founders have retained an architect to begin drafting brewhouse and taproom plans. Fiction Beer Company’s grand opening is expected in mid-2014.

Fiction Beer Company will help to fill a void in the Denver craft beer market. Denver has seen tremendous growth in the small craft brewery segment over the last five years; however, the growth has been primarily in the former industrial locations of River North, Sante Fe Arts District, West Denver and other areas that are less accessible to those who live in the eastern Denver neighborhoods of Park Hill, Stapleton, Lowry, Mayfair, Montclair, Hale and Hilltop. The location for Fiction Beer Company near the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Quebec Street straddles these neighborhoods and for most of the residents will be the closet brewery to their homes. Fiction Beer Company will be easily accessible to these neighborhoods via car, bus, bike or by foot.

“Combining our two largest passions into one singular vision is a dream come true for both Christa and I,” said Ryan Kilpatrick. “We have been talking about opening a brewery since 2009, but it wasn’t until 2013 that we began to seriously pursue the possibilities. When we began to envision the experience we want to provide to our customers, we soon realized that what we wanted more than anything was to provide a comfortable place to enjoy craft beer with our friends, neighbors and families. We want our brewery to be as familiar to our customers as their favorite book. We want our customers to enjoy craft beer with us again and again while still being able to find something new each time, just as you do with your favorite book.”

“Fiction Beer is a place where beer geeks and book dorks can revel in their respective geekiness. But it is also a place where beer novices can feel comfortable learning about beer,” said Christa Kilpatrick. “We look forward to inviting our neighbors in and offering them a relaxing family friendly environment. The taproom will be a laid back sort of place where people can hang out and play a board game or read a book while drinking beer(s).”

Fiction Beer Company will open with six beers on tap, four Classics and two Adventures (seasonal). Two Fantasy/Sci-Fi (experimental) rotating beers will be added to their lineup in the near future. As the grand opening approaches, the brewery will announce the details of a membership program designed to get craft beer lovers involved in the process of making the beer they love. While full details have not been released, the membership program does promise to put full control of recipe creation in the hands of the members. The program is geared towards homebrewers but all are encouraged to participate.

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Article courtesy: The Fax Partnership

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