Breckenridge Brewery & BBQ

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471 Kalamath St,
Denver, CO 80204


(844) 682-7325
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First Visited

September 18, 2007

Beer and barbecue is a match made in hog heaven. A visit to Breckenridge Brewery offers both in copious quantities, as Denver’s largest craft brewery is also a house of BBQ. Breckenridge Brewery has its origins in the mountain town of Breckenridge, a trek of eighty miles and 4,300 vertical feet from the Mile High City.

In 1990, the mountain brewpub became one of Colorado’s first craft breweries when it opened in the historic ski town. It wasn’t long before expansion plans turned the brewery’s attention to Denver.  In 1992, Breckenridge opened a brewpub north of downtown on Blake Street. It proved to be a fortuitous location, as three years later, Coors Field opened across the street. As brewing and packaging operations expanded, a larger facility was needed to house the growing company. In 1996, Breckenridge Brewery & Bar-B-Que opened in its current Kalamath Street location.

Brewing at the Blake Street location was gradually phased out, although the facility still operates as a craft beer bar named Breckenridge Colorado Craft. That tap house features beers from around the state and is a bustling gathering spot when the Rockies play home games.

Having maxed out the brewing capacity at its Kalamath Street location, that Breckenridge had used as its headquarters for eighteen years, they constructed a new $20 million brewery complex on a twelve-acre site along the South Platte River in Littleton, south of Denver. The ambitious project, was designed to mimic a large farm, and included a 100-barrel brewhouse, a visitors center, a special event loft, a retail center, a growler station, a barbecue restaurant, and a hop farm. 

Before moving into their, twelve-acre beer campus in Littleton in May 2015. They everything behind at the Kalamath location: all 34 fermenters, ranging from fifty to 300 barrels in size, the brewhouse, the packaging line, the kegging line…all the fittings, clamps, hoses and pumps for the new owner of the location Crazy Mountain Brewing.

During the first quarter of 2016, Breckenridge Brewery became a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev.

You know that feeling when the world fades away and all that matters is friends, family, and the joy of a connected moment? That’s why we’re here.

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