Fort Collins has no lack of great craft breweries, but that doesn’t make saying goodbye to one any easier.
This weekend Fort Collins Brewery is saying farewell to the city they have served for 14 years. The brewery was sold to Canada based Red Truck Beer Company in May 2017. Red Truck is discontinuing the Fort Collins Brewery brand and closing the brewery, as they plan on opening their own brewpub in this space next year.
Tomorrow fans and customers are invited to stop by Fort Collins Brewery’s taproom for some farewell pints, food, and merchandise. The Farewell Party will take place in the FCB taproom, and there will be great deals on their remaining offerings.
A Brief History of Fort Collins Brewery
Fort Collins Brewery, commonly called FCB, was founded in 2003. That’s when owners Tom and Jan Peters purchased and rebranded the defunct H.C. Berger Brewing Company. In 2010 they moved from the original brewery site (now home to Funkwerks) to their current facility. The current space is home to their 50-barrel brewhouse, tasting room, and a brewpub tavern. FCB beers were distributed to at least 17 states, and are commonly found for sale in bottles and cans throughout Colorado.
Fort Collins Brewery has said they had tried for months to find partners to invest in their operation. Unfortunately, the only offers they received were from companies interested in their equipment and facility, not their brand. The announcement of their acquisition and pending closure was made in late May 2017.
Recent Fort Collins Brewery Closures
The past 8 months have seen the end of several brewery operations in Fort Collins. Fort Collins Brewery is the fourth business to stop brewing in the city in less than a year.
1933 Brewing was sold in December and has since been closed for rebranding. The space will reopen as Purpose Brewing and Cellars later this year, guided by former New Belgium brewmaster Peter Bouckaert.
In March 2017, C.B. & Potts announced they would no longer be brewing in Fort Collins after they moved their restaurant to a new Foothills Mall location. They are said to be looking for a space to continue brewing, but have not been able to find a suitable site. Pateros Creek Brewing Company closed the following month. Officially, Pateros Creek also said they were looking for a new space to reopen, though at this time no further information has been annouced.
FCB Farewell Party Details
This Saturday, Fort Collins Brewery is hosing a farewell party in their tasting room to say goodbye to patrons and fans. All day long they will offer great deals on their pints, discounted FCB merchandise, and food specials. Stop by and celebrate 14 years of FCB beer and all the good times they have provided. See below for the party flier with more details.
Fort Collins Brewery
1020 E. Lincoln Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524