Good News, Beer Lovers

Westword reports that the Wynkoop Brewing Co. and Breckenridge Brewery are brewing up a new joint venture:

The deal will put both companies’ existing properties under a new umbrella, although they’ll all keep their current identities. In the Wynkoop’s case, that’s the Wynkoop Brewing Co., which [MRH — Denver Mayor and future CO Gov.] John Hickenlooper helped found in 1988 (he was bought out of any restaurant ownership three years ago); the ka-ching Cherry Cricket; Goosetown Tavern; Pearl Street Grill; Gaetano’s; and Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. in Colorado Springs. As for Breckenridge, its restaurants include the original brewpub in Breckenridge, the Ale House in Grand Junction, Breckenridge Blake Street Pub in the Ballpark neighborhood, and the Breckenridge Brewery outpost at 471 Kalamath Street. But that location has something more notable than good beer and barbecue: a facility capable of canning or bottling about 60,000 barrels of beer a year, when it’s doing only 30,000 right now.

Mrs. Hound and I frequent the Wynkoop and Breckenridge Blake Street Pub.  Breckenridge Brewery, in particular, has great food and beer.  The Wynkoop could improve both, but it has a great location and brand in Colorado and a few flagship brews that are pretty good.  It also has more non-brewery restaurant locations.  I would like to see both continue to expand their canned/bottled offerings

This should be a good combination.

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