On Wednesday March 17th, Denver Beer Co. is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and opening its South Downing Street location. The new location – nestled in the Rosedale neighborhood – brings more beer options to an underserved area and offers space for expansion and experimentation.
The new location will be the third taproom of the Denver Beer Co. and is located in the former Maddie’s Restaurant – a former breakfast place. The 2,563-square-meter building was acquired last January and extensively renovated to accommodate an open taproom, outdoor terrace, brewhouse, garden and full-service restaurant.
“The new taproom has plenty of outdoor patio space to ensure adequate social distancing and a COVID-safe environment. Personally, I’m also very excited about the addition of DBC Eats. Chef Webb’s culinary art enables us to deliver a consistent and customized dining experience that perfectly matches our craft Beers,Said Patrick Crawford, co-founder of Denver Beer Co ..
DBC eats and offers Elevated Bar Food by Chef Jeffrey Webb and his team. Chef Webb has previously worked with Denver restaurants such as Fruition, Il Posto and The Kitchen Bistro in. worked together Denver. This is the first Denver Beer Co. location to have a fully functional restaurant in the taproom.
The Denver-based brewery also acquired a 761-square-foot building next door that will be converted into Denver Beer Co. Ice Cream and will open this summer, offering sweet treats with fresh brews. On almost 10,000 square meters of outdoor terrace in front of the building, you can relax by fire pits, play lawn games, sit at beer garden tables and much more. The location also offers bike parking for some car-free summer adventures.
The beer lineup at the South Downing Street location will include flagship brews such as the Princess Yum Yum Raspberry Kolsch, the Graham Cracker Porter and Incredible Pedal IPA. The line-up will also feature site-specific brews, including a Rosedale Golden Ale brewed with rose petals, an Opacity Imperial Hazy IPA, and a Sunrise Sensei Black IPA.
The South Downing Street location also houses a brewing facility that can be pulled out onto the patio for some hands-on beer experimentation with the community, collaborative breweries, and possible brewing classes with the University of Denver.
Crawford explains “After surviving COVID for 12 months, finally opening the doors in South Downing feels really good.”
Denver Beer Co. South Downing Street is located at 2425 South Downing St., Denver.
All photographs by Nick Annis.