We've just scored a wonderful feature in the Denver Post, it chronicles our efforts in expanding the Wynkoop beer list and blazing new beer trails.
Wynkoop Brewing Co. in Denver pushing boundaries
By Eric Gorski |The Denver Post
The greater experimentation is part of a movement by long-established craft breweries to win over the growing number of more sophisticated beer drinkers and ward off megabreweries moving in on their turf.
"We have a pretty enviable position of being the founding Colorado brewpub," Brown said. "But our industry is changing fast. We know we can't be an old dog learning new tricks. We need to be authentically committed to being adventurous and changing."
For the past year or so we’ve been dreaming of new tap handles for the spots that carry draft Wynkoop beer. Yes, we’ve outgrown our classic, ceramic, British pub style handles.
But our search for a maker of those new handles brought us to a surprising realization: it seems every tap handle in America is made overseas, outside of the US.
As a small-batch liquid art maker that sells its art locally – and encourages our retailers to support such an outfit – that wouldn’t fly with us. We gotta walk the talk of our “buy local” mantra, right?
Tuesday, October 9th from 5-9pm at Wynkoop Brewing (1634 18th St. in Denver), Wynkoop is hosting the Denver debut of Beers Made By Walking.
Beers Made By Walking is a program started by Colorado Springs art professor Eric Steen that invites brewers to make beer inspired by nature hikes and urban walks. “Along the hike,” Steen says, “the brewers identify edible and medicinal plants and use them as ingredients in special beers. Each walk is different and each beer is a drinkable landscape portrait of that walk.”