Dead Hippie Brewing quietly opened their doors and started serving pints last weekend. How many breweries does that give us now? Who the heck knows, we’ve totally given up on keeping track. Whatever the number, we’re always happy to welcome a new craft establishment to the scene! This newest neighborhood spot officially unlocked their doors on Thursday, October 22, and we stopped by their first Saturday to check them out. We even ran into a few of our own weekend-hippy friends, Rob and Stacy, so you know we had a great time!
As of their opening weekend Dead Hippie Brewing was poring a limited lineup of four beers. With a little help from our friends, literally, we sampled all four of the Dead Hippie beers. The beers we tasted were:
- Shawne’s Session, a pale ale
- F.U.D., a Belgian wheat
- Smoothed Out Stout, a dry Irish stout
- Big Ass Bitch, an English strong ale
Overall, everyone thought all the Dead Hippie beers were pretty solid. If you were to twist my arm, I’d say that Shanwe’s Session was my favorite, while Jeff really liked the Smoothed Out Stout best. Still, they were all very tasty. Dead Hippie will be adding more beers to their “setlist” (beer menu) soon, including a blonde ale that is so close to ready that it’s already on the chalkboard. We wouldn’t be surprised it gets tapped this weekend.
We met Dean and Cheryl, the owners of Dead Hippie Brewing. Both were super friendly, and clearly really happy to finally be opening their brewery doors. Despite being pretty busy they managed to keep our beer glasses filled, and swapped some Grateful Dead stories with Rob. We enjoyed the hell out of their pumpkin of Halloween candy (sorry for eating all the peanut butter cups) and we even left with a couple of cool Dead Hippie stickers. Because let’s face it, whether you’re 4 or 40, candy and stickers are pretty freaking awesome.
About Dead Hippie Brewing
Dead Hippie Brewing is current open Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Stop by and pay them a visit. We’d love to hear what you think of this new Colorado brewery.