DENVER—Breckenridge Brewery is quickly transitioning from construction zone to destination brewery. The Farm House restaurant on this twelve-acre, three-building campus just south of Denver opened its doors on May 26th while the brewery readies itself for public tours. What The Farm House and Breckenridge Brewery offer is a unique experience not found anywhere else in the region.
Grand opening for the campus is Father’s Day weekend, and it will kick off with semi-private “Golden Ticket” tours on Saturday, June 20th, and public tours on Sunday. Just fifty Golden Tickets have been released to liquor stores, bars and restaurants in the Denver metro area for giveaway events. Golden Tickets offer fifty people, each with a guest, the first official tours, the first public tapping in the brewery’s tasting room, gifts from the brewery, and bragging rights.
Public tours begin on Father’s Day, June 21st, and reservations are encouraged. The brewery will host four scheduled tours a day, Wednesday through Monday. “We want to create a very personal experience with each tour, so you’ll find that we take our time getting to know small groups of guests and introducing them to Breckenridge Brewery, behind-the-scenes,” says Sarah Kokkeler, director of the brewery’s tour program.
Tours start in the brewery’s tasting room, across the plaza from the Farm House, with a 10-oz pour from the daily selection on tap. The tour path leads from tasting room to brewery mezzanine overlooking the four-vessel 100-barrel brewhouse, across the bridge to the fermentation building, and continues on to barrel aging and packaging. Tours conclude back in the tasting room with four 4oz samples of each visitor’s choice.
Tour reservations can be made at http://www.breckbrew.com/
With Mother Nature’s blessing (she’s made it difficult to lay sod recently), the beer garden will also open on Father’s Day weekend to provide plenty of room for relaxing, outdoor camaraderie among sun-loving, bocce-playing guests. The beer garden sits just west of the Farm House restaurant’s lengthy screened-in porch, where diners overlook festivities outside and enjoy a view of the mountains to the west. The Farm House restaurant offers the comfort one would expect to find at the ranch with an outstanding “Colorado Fresh” menu of American favorites with culinary creativity and attention given to every dish.
The vision of Breckenridge Brewery’s farm-inspired campus is to offer a place where people are comfortable to visit together, kick back, and stay a while.