Highlands Ranch's First Production Brewery 


Our vision of craft beer can be summed up in a few words:  Science Balanced With Creativity.  Now we know some of you folks out there will say that our beers are not as creative as some of our craft beer brethren.  The funny thing about making beer is that it is much harder to create a great craft beer within a style than it is to simply add adjuncts and flavors to beers and create the illusion of quality by overwhelming the palate.  That being said, we will always have 5 core beers that are held to strict stylistic and scientific guidelines.  We analyze these beers in our lab to make sure we are within the guidelines and that each batch is consistent.  For the more daring folks out there, we always have 4-7 beers that are a bit outside the box.  From Imperial IPAs made with hops only from Colorado to Juniper Berry Belgian Singles to Colorado Wildflower Honey Blonde Ales.  We will always push the limits of what we can brew for you balancing science and creativity.  Our passion is not just held to liquid in a glass, but also to the community around us that makes our so-called “work” possible.  We strive to participate in community events, sponsor local charitable festivals and invest in our economy by purchasing our state of the art, new American made 20 barrel brewhouse.  We want to always be a strong presence in the community that supports our efforts.  So, stop by - visit the taproom, soak up some Colorado sun on our patio with your family and friends for an afternoon or evening after a day well lived in our fine craft beer state of mind!

That brewhouse above makes some damn good beer.  But what happens when we aren't 100% satisfied with the final product?  Watch the video.  It brings a tear to our eyes every time we watch it.  

Better to dump than serve crap though.  

What's Happening

Tony guacamole

8/24/2016 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Details

Trivia Night: Geeks that Drink

8/24/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Details

Rolling Italian

8/25/2016 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Details

Test Tube Release: East coast vs. West coast IPA

8/26/2016 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Details

Churn and Burn

8/26/2016 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Details

Some of our Beers Some of our Beers

Not sure what to try when stopping by the taproom? Try our newest STAFF PICK!

Again, not a staff pick, but folks seemed to like the last rant, so let’s continue with this theme. This time I’ll address my favorite beer drinking demographic, the ladies of craft beer drinking. Actually, I won’t even address them so much as to make fun of my old professional colleagues, the chemists. Specifically, the chemists at cosmetics companies.

First, I have to applaud the fashion designers and marketers out there for bringing back bright red lipstick. What guy doesn’t like that? I suppose there are some, but lipstick in general I think is a nice addition to the overall makeup experience. That being said, what’s up with the lipstick these days? Why can it survive a nuclear blast without running or fading? Are ladies wearing 10 coats of lipstick? I doubt seriously that ladies are over applying lipstick since there is little to no excess in the rest of their lives I’m sure (tongue in cheek comment there). But like I said this rant is not about the ladies as much as it is about the lipstick. What happened in 30 years since the 80s, the last decade bright red lipstick was cool? It seems to never wash off now. Our dish machine at Grist washes at 180°F prior to rinsing and the lipstick doesn’t budge. I don’t understand why cosmetic companies can’t design a lipstick that stays on all night, or whatever their marketing ploy is, yet melts off at 140°F so dishwashers can clean the glasses. That’s still 40°F above body temperature and I don’t think women that are dressed up and done up are hanging out in burning buildings or boiler rooms and need to worry about lipstick melting off at 140°F. But again, I could be wrong as I don’t hang out with too many ladies.

So, ladies, keep visiting us a Grist and keep wearing lipstick and looking good for your friends and loved ones, we don’t mind wiping the glasses, it’s kind of our job to do such tasks. And cosmetic companies and chemists, get your heads together and make a product that does its job, stays on a human at 98.6°F all night yet can actually be washed off at normal temperatures and doesn’t need to be ashed off in an incinerator, please.

As always, feel free to comment if you want. We like the different opinions out there.