Technically speaking, Wild Blue Yonder Brewing Company is the youngest of our five Castle Rock craft breweries. But while they’ve been open for business only 4 months, the story behind this brewery is at least 5 years old. And while it’s taken years for the family behind Wild Blue Yonder to convert their dream of a brewery to reality, it only goes to proves the adage that good things come to those who wait.
When we met BURLY Brewing Company founder George Goodman in late 2017, he shared with us his dream for the brewery he planned to open in Castle Rock. His brewery would feature a large, comfortable gathering space, filled with natural woods and custom-made decor. There would be a stage for live music inside, a patio for enjoying the scenery outside, and a private room where small groups could gather. His brewhouse would be large enough […]
Castle Rock, Colorado may have more than 62,000 residents, but it’s the biggest little small town you’ll ever visit. Live here for a while and frequent our town restaurants, bars, and breweries, and eventually, you’ll realize you start to recognize all the faces. We didn’t know anyone in Castle Rock when we moved here in 2005. Over the years we’ve made countless friends and acquaintances. It means we (mostly) don’t go out looking as grungy […]
Today marks the beginning of Castle Rock Craft Beer Week, which takes place now through March 3. As proud Castle Rock residents we want to join the celebration of our local craft beer scene by shining a spotlight on our five Castle Rock craft breweries this week. We are kicking things off today with a look at the longest running brewpub in Douglas County: Rockyard Brewing Company.
The 2019 Collaboration Fest is coming to Denver on March 16! This is the 6th year of this festival, celebrating Colorado craft beer and their camaraderie with each other, and brewers near and far. More than 200 craft breweries are making new collaboration beers for this event, including all five of our local neighborhood Castle Rock breweries. We crashed their Castle Rock collaboration brew day recently and can’t wait to taste what “the Rock” brewers […]
Happy National Leave Work Early Day! What, that’s not a thing? Well, we think it should be, and now that it’s on the internet you should probably just go ahead and claim that it’s legit. We’re happy to help you start your Memorial Day Weekend festivities early. In fact, if you’re still looking for something awesome to do over your three-day holiday weekend, we have the perfect suggestion: BURLY Brewing Company is opening in Castle Rock […]
A new craft brewery is coming to the Town of Castle Rock; BURLY Brewing Company has officially started construction on their new brewery and taproom. Now the countdown is on for them to become Castle Rock’s fourth craft brewery by early 2018. This is exciting news if you’re a Castle Rocker like us, or if you need a reason besides the outlet mall make more frequent trips to Castle Rock. We met BURLY Brewing Company founder […]
This past weekend we attended the Rendezvous At The Rock beer festival in Castle Rock. It’s incredible that this is the first time we’ve attended this beer fest, given it’s held literally 15 minutes from our house. I can’t explain how we’ve missed out on so many Rendezvous, but I can assure you we won’t skip this event again. Reliving Rendezvous at the Rock Held annually at Rockyard Brewing Company, Rendezvous At The Rock is just about […]
It’s so very convenient that our favorite local liquor store, Bubbles Liquor World, is just across the street from our favorite (and only) local Castle Rock brewery, Rockyard Brewing Company. We hadn’t planned on drinking beers but instead went to Bubbles to pick up some cervezas for a little Cinco de Mayo shindig we were having. However, stocking up on cervezas and tequila can be hard work, so when Rockyard beckoned us over after we […]