Wynkoop Brewing Hosts Grand Re-Opening – Friday, April 22

Wynkoop Lightrail AleAfter undergoing a major remodel of the restaurant, brewing facilities and equipment, Wynkoop will celebrate it’s grand re-opening this Friday, April 22 with a showcase of the full range of updates and a host of new seasonal brews in rotation. From 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. guests can enjoy a beer and tour the new brewery; the re-opening falls on the same day as the launch of the Train to the Plane and will take part in the festivities going on at the 22nd and Wynkoop DIA line launch.

In honor of the A Line, attendees can try a throwback batch of the Light Rail Organic Ale made with organic pilsner malt and a blend of New Zealand grown hops. Pints of Light Rail are $4 all day Friday; public brewery tours are free and will run every 30 minutes. In addition, attendees can taste Saison done three ways—Saison de Seigle, the kettle-soured Necessity Saison, and the Forethought Saison, a barrel-aged sour—plus the limited-run Rye-Teo Old Chap, an imperial rye stout aged in Laws Whiskey House Secale rye whiskey barrels.

“We’ve taken the best of what’s classic about the Wynkoop and added a state of the art brew house,” explains Bess Dougherty, Barrel Troll (and Lead Brewer) at Wynkoop. “The new brew house means that we have an even better ability to develop complex taste and aroma profiles in our beers.  In addition, we have more capacity and are excited to be able to dig more deeply into experimental and barrel-aged beers, including high ABV selections. We’re making even better beer, a more diverse range of styles and we’re doing it all at the heart of Denver.”

Wynkoop FermentersAbout Wynkoop Brewing Company
In 1988 LoDo had no ballpark, no valet parking, no farm-to-table restaurants: just four guys who wanted to make really good beer. Those four guys were John Hickenlooper, Jerry Williams, Mark Shifler and Russell Scherer. They opened the first craft brewery in Denver on Skid Row in the century-old J. S. Brown Mercantile Building. Beer drinkers across the state braved the sketchy ghost town that was LoDo in the late 1980s for billiards and pints of Russell’s unexpected beer styles. He was one of the first professional brewers in the country to try his hand at mead-making, doppel alt, and cream stout. He was honored by the Brewers Association when he passed with the Russell Scherer Award for Innovation in Brewing, awarded each year at the Craft Brewers Conference to a brewer who knocks down doors.

Almost thirty years later, Wynkoop remains a Denver institution. We are still known for
innovative, ballsy brewers who put just about anything in the beer, including Rocky Mountain oysters, gummy bears and green chiles. It is known as the brewery that brewed a neighborhood because—without exaggeration—the Wynkoop helped spark the revitalization of LoDo. Today, our neighborhood is the heartbeat of the city, surrounded by iconic landmarks like Coors Field, Larimer Square, and the recently renovated Union Station across Wynkoop Street. We may be a bit biased, but we like to think that it all began with really good beer.

Homebrew Suppliers


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Colorado Homebrew Suppliers
If you’re interested in homebrewing, don’t hesitate to head over to a homebrew supply shop near you. There are many helpful homebrewers that started out just like you… looking for where to begin. Happy Brewing!

Bald Brewer Homebrewing & Wine Making Supplies – Longmont, CO: Longmont’s own homebrewing and winemaking supply store. Find everything you need to brew beer or make wine. Shop online or come visit the store in Longmont.
651 8th Ave. Longmont, Co 80501 | 303-682-4314

Barley Haven – Lakewood, CO: Our homebrew retail store is open 7 days a week (362 days a year) to the public, and is conveniently and centrally positioned just outside of Denver near the Front Range mountains in Lakewood, Colorado along Wadsworth Blvd.
1050 South Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood, CO 80226 | 303-936-2337

Beer at Home – Englewood & Westminster, CO: We dream of a nation of Homebrewers and Winemakers storming the gates of mediocrity and challenging the status quo. We seek to advance beer culture and fermentation knowledge.
4393 South Broadway Englewood, CO 80113 | 303 789-3676

Brew ‘n Q – Denver, CO: Brew ‘n Q is central Denver’s destination for creative individuals seeking reliable service and quality fixin’s for homebrewing and barbequing. Whether you’re just getting started or fine-tuning your craft, Brew ‘n Q is here for you every step of the way.
2801 Walnut Street Unit C. Denver, Colorado 80205 | (303) 292-BREW (2739)

Castle Rock Homebrew Supply – Castle Rock, CO: At Castle Rock Homebrew Supply, we carry all of the ingredients and equipment you need to make great beer and wine at home.  If you don’t see it, let us order it.  Price lists are subject to change without notice.
1043 Park Street Castle Rock, CO 80109 | 303-660-2275

Do Your Brew – Westminster, CO: Providing the highest quality products & equipment at the most competitive price for the home brewing community since 2007. Denver’s only Brew on Premise site, where you can brew your own Beer or Wine. We offer a complete facility for brewing and wine making.
9050 W 88th Ave Westminster, CO 80005 | 303-476-3257

Front Range Hop Company – Longmont, CO: We are a family owned and operated hop processor and wholesaler Located in Longmont Colorado. We provide a number of services both to local Hop Growers and Breweries. Our mission is to support the growth of the hop industry in Colorado by helping to facilitate farm expansion and advocating for the broader use of Local hops by local breweries.
1240 Ken Pratt Blvd, Unit 9B Longmont, CO 80501 | info@frhops.com

High Hops Hop Farm & Brew Shop – Windsor, CO: High Hops has the largest selection of Phyto-Sanitary Certified hop plants for sale on the web available for shipping nationwide. These are Colorado hops, nurtured by an average of 320 days of sunshine. With our hop plants grown on-site at the foot of the Rockies and our brewing supply shop, High Hops is a home brewers paradise with everything you need to start brewing beer or wine today.
6461 Hwy 392 Windsor, CO 80550 | highhops1@yahoo.com

Hops & Berries – Fort Collins, CO: Established December 2005, Hops and Berries is conveniently located in Historic Old Town Fort Collins. We are a fully stocked shop and carry everything you need to make beer, wine, mead, soda and cheese at home. We also have a full line of draft equipment and can help get your home system up and running.
125 Remington Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 | 970-493-2484

iCustomLabels – Create custom beer labels for you homebrews. iCustomLabel is a top provider of custom beer labels. We have a design to suit every occasion. From baby showers and weddings to religious events or creating your own for any other type of special event, there is nothing better than using customized labels.

Juice of the Barley Homebrew Shop – Greeley, CO: Juice of the Barley is the brain child of a passionate and professional home brewer Jeremy Fusco. Jeremy has been a avid home brewer, going on 10 years. He has extensive knowledge in the home brewing process and a desire to see a growing home brewing movement in Greeley. Juice Of The Barley provides an opportunity to see growth in Greeley’s beer culture.
2961 29th Street Greeley, CO 80634 | 970-515-6326

Kettles Home Brew – Fruita, CO: Located in the same building as Copper Club Brewing Co. Beer Equipment Kits, Beer Ingredients Kits, Large Selection of Malt Extracts, Large Selection of All-Grain Malts (Milled On-Site), Dry Yeasts, Liquid Yeasts, Bottling Supplies.
233 E. Aspen Ave. Fruita, CO. 81521 | 970-858-4700

Kitchen & Homebrew Supply – Woodland Park, CO: Kitchen & Homebrew Supply sells homebrewing equipment and the grains, malt extracts, hops, spices and yeast needed to make your special homebrew, whether you are an extract brewer or all-grain brewer.
1083 East US Highway 24 Woodland Park, CO 80863 | 719-687-0557

Lafayette Homebrew Supply – Lafayette, CO: We can provide you with everything you need to make beer, wine or whatever else you may be fermenting at home. We have an extensive selection of base malts, specialty malts, pellet and leaf hops, liquid yeast strains (Wyeast and White Labs), dry yeasts for beer, wine, cider and mead, wine kits, beer kits, and all the equipment you’ll need including kegging and draft supplies.
400 W. South Boulder Rd., Suite 2500 Lafayette, CO 80026 | 720 484-5756

Labeley – Custom Labels: Create Your Custom Label Online in Minutes. We’ll Professionally Print Them. No account required. 100% Free.

Old West Homebrew Supply – Colorado Springs, CO: You can count on us to help you make great beer, wine, and mead at home. Our fresh products and great staff will have you brewing like a pro in no time, so browse our store and shop with confidence.
229 East Pikes Peak Ave Colorado Springs, CO 80903 | 719-635-2443

Quirky Homebrew – Northglenn, CO: At Quirky Homebrew we are ready and willing to help the new brewer find their way through their first recipe to working with the experienced all-grain brewer on their three tier system making a complex and unique brew.
425 W 115th Ave, Unit 6 Northglenn, CO 80234 | 303-457-3555

The Brew Hut – Aurora, CO: The Brew Hut offers the most comprehensive line of home brewing and wine making supplies on the internet! Due to our large, constantly updated inventory we are unable to offer online ordering. Please give us a call to place your order from one of our friendly on-site brewmasters. Price and availability are subject to change.
15120 E Hampden Ave Aurora, CO 80014 | 303-680-8898

Tom’s Brew Shop – Lakewood, CO: Purveyers of fine home brewing supplies. Taking care of all of your Home Brewing supply needs, also offering keg repairs and upgrades.
883 Parfet St., Unit J Lakewood CO  80215-5548 | 303-232-KEGS-(5347)

Wine or Wort Homebrew Supply – Gypsum, CO: Wine or Wort Home Brew Supply was opened in March of 2012 to provide home brewers and wine makers in the Colorado high country a local place to buy home brewing supplies and learn more about home brewing.
150 Cooley Mesa Rd Gypsum, CO 81637 | 970-524-2337