|Pikes Peak Brewing tap handle made of Beetle-Kill Pine *|
|The 2,200 square foot space is now ready for construction. *|
windows for plenty of light and a cozy fireplace. The tap handles in the bar and many other features will make good use of Beetle-Kill Pine. There won't be a kitchen, but each day a number of places around town will bring in food, so they will serve paninis, soups, and other local food. There is an outdoor area as well that will really make for a nice beer garden when it's warm out. In a move that doesn't happen too often, Chris wants Pikes Peak Brewing to be a family friendly drinking establishment. He was inspired by Laurelwood Brewing of Portland, OR (one of my personal favorite breweries) who has an entire play area for kids. I'm not sure if Pikes Peak will have a play area or not, but just allowing the place to be open for everyone is a good move and will bring in business from people who might not otherwise be able to come in. Adding to the family-friendliness, Pikes Peak Brewing will be offering handmade sodas, root beers, and ginger ales in addition to the beers.
|The 13-ton grain cylo was recently delivered and will be installed shortly. *|
So we can really look forward to seeing Pikes Peak Brewing Co. opening in the next few months. We plan to visit a couple more times as different stages of their production comes together, so stay tuned here to see more updates from them. Use Use this link to get Focus on the Beer updates via email. Also, support Pikes Peak by visiting their site and their Facebook page.
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* The photographs on this post were all taken by Dan Flanders. Expect to see more from Dan from now on. Dan's contact information is here.