While other national breweries continue to eye auxiliary production facilities and brewhouses in other markets, Odell Brewing has found a winning recipe by doubling down in the own backyard. Just nearly a year after opening their second taproom and brewery location in Denver’s River North Art District, the Fort Collins-based brewery, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, has announced that it will be opening up a third location in Denver’s Sloan’s Lake neighborhood.
Located at 1625 Perry Street, in the historic Kuhlman Building that formerly housed part of St. Anthony’s Hospital, Odell Brewing’s Sloan’s Lake location will be home to a 10 barrel R&D system, which will be used to brew beer exclusive to that taproom. Odell RiNo also houses a 10 barrel pilot system which last year produced approximately 1000 barrels of beer. That RiNo innovation program was responsible for spinning off larger format canned editions of Sippin’ Pretty, Cloud Catcher and the revamped Mountain Standard IPA, which saw wider distribution.
“One of the big pieces we learned with the pilot system in Fort Collins and in RiNo, is the importance of the freedom to explore,” said Odell Brewing Director of Marketing Alex Kayne. “We try not to put guardrails on the brew team, we believe experimentation and innovation leads to best ideas.”
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