Remember last summer when we shared with you this picture of a coaster, above, hinting at the future awesomeness of Breckenridge Brewery and their new digs? Well, folks, the future is almost here. The new $36-million Breckenridge Brewery and Farm House restaurant campus is nearly complete.
Big Changes Coming for Breckenridge Brewery
In case you have no earthly idea what we’re talking about let us catch you up: Breckenridge Brewery is moving from their Kalamath Street location in Denver to a fantastic new 12-acre space just off Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. Their new location is nestled along the South Platte River, just north of Aspen Grove shopping center and south of Hudson Gardens. With their proximity to the Platte River Trail and the RTD Mineral Station Light Rail stop, you’ll easily be able to get to the new brewery, whether you travel by car, bike or train.
Today we want to bring you up to speed on what we know about this new Breckenridge Brewery location, including what’s open now, what’s coming soon, and the Hootenanny they’re throwing this summer that is too big to be missed!
Now Open: The Farm House Restaurant
Breckenridge Brewery’s new restaurant and tasting room, the Farm House, officially opened their doors at their new Littleton site this past Tuesday. The Farm House will be open for lunch and dinner starting at 11am daily. They have space for 300 inside plus more space outside in their beer garden. We haven’t had an opportunity to visit the Farm House yet, but can bet we’ll be checking them out very soon. From the photos we’ve seen the space looks pretty impressive.
Coming Soon: The New Breckenridge Brewery
Did we already mention this new Breckenridge Brewery is pretty big? Well if you still don’t get how big we mean, here’s a fun fact: The current Breckenridge Brewery on Kalamath Street operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to try and meet the demand for their beer, and in 2012 they produced just over 52,000 barrels. When production moves to this new Breckenridge Brewery location they will immediately have the capacity to brew 150,000 barrels a year, with room to double their capacity as needed for future growth. So yeah, they’re going to be pretty big.
In addition to the Breckenridge Brewery and Farm House restaurant, the new Breck Beer location will include a 2000-square foot barrel cellar room, a field dedicated to growing their own hops, and an organic vegetable garden where they can grow fresh produce, farm-to-table, for their on-site restaurant. This is more than just another brewery; Breckenridge Brewery is certain to be a Colorado tourist destination for craft beer lovers everywhere.
Brewery tours of the campus are scheduled to begin on Father’s Day, June 21st. If you just can’t wait, and if you’re incredibly lucky, you can snag a Golden Ticket to join their first official public tour on Saturday, June 20th. Breckenridge Brewery distributed 50 Golden Tickets to locations around the front range, so who knows, maybe you’ll find one. Good luck! Grandpa Joe is counting on you!
Breckenridge Brewery’s Annual Hootenanny
Each year the Breckenridge Brewery anniversary bash is one of the best events of the year, and this year they’re pulling out all the stops and throwing a real Hootenanny! The Breckenridge Brewery Hootenanny will take place on July 18th from 11 am to 7 pm, and serves as the official grand opening of their new campus and the celebration of 25 years of Breckenridge Brewery & Leftover Salmon!
This all-inclusive party includes food from the annual Breckenridge Brewery pig roast, a full day of music concluding with headliner Leftover Salmon feat. Bill Payne, and of course, plenty of delicious Breckenridge beer! To commemorate their shared 25-year milestone, Breckenridge Brewery has joined forces with Leftover Salmon to create a collaborative limited release beer, packaged with 25 live tunes from Leftover Salmon, which will debut at the Hootenanny. Proceeds from this event will go towards Conscious Alliance, a Colorado-based non-profit who fight hunger across the nation through their extraordinary grassroots food collection and hunger awareness programs.
Memories from Kalamath Street
We can’t wait to check out the new Breckenridge Brewery, but we will sort of miss their old space. Because Breckenridge Brewery would open their doors for their annual party, we really felt at home here, and we have lots of fond memories. Below you can see some of the photos from our previous visits to Breckenridge Brewery & BBQ on Kalamath Street. We’ll sure miss this old spot, but we look forward to all the new memories we’ll make at the new Breck Beer location.