River North (RiNo) has become the go-to spot to grab some great craft beers in Denver, and today a new brewery joined the already happening (hoppening?) beer scene.
Mockery Brewing Co opened their doors today, just in time for First Friday in RiNo. They’re located at 3501 Delgany Street, very near the future site of Great Divide’s new brewery and across the street from The Source, home of Crooked Stave Artisan Beers.
For opening day Mockery Brewing plans to have nine beers on tap: Pumpkin Oktoberfest Ale, Blonde, Black IPA, Southern Hemisphere Ale, Salted Scotch Ale, Red Session IPA, Peach Blonde, and Vanilla Bourbon Porter. Tonight they’ll be open until 10pm and they’ll have Mestizos food truck there serving Mexican fusion dishes, and Gamma Acosta of Gamma Gallery will be on site painting live. Grand Opening festivities continue tomorrow from 12pm to 10pm, with Pride of Philly Cheesesteaks serving food, and with El Carte 303 feeding patrons on Sunday.
Mockery Brewing chose their name based on the types of beers they plan to brew. They make about half of their beers in a way that adheres to the German Reinheitsgebot purity laws – meaning they only use hops, malt and water as beer ingredients. The other half of their beer menu will make a mockery of this law – get it? – by incorporating fruits and other ingredients. The brewery is owned by Zach and Rachel Rabun and currently brews on a ten-barrel system. Zach was previously a brewery at Elk Mountain Brewing.
I feel it’s our duty as craft beer lovers to visit Mockery Brewing this weekend and welcome them to the Denver beer scene. We suggest you do the same! In fact why not head over to the Mockery Brewing Facebook page to like them, and get alerted about all their upcoming events. Then go see their new brewery. Let us know what you think!