The former owners of Beryl’s Beer Company did announce that they where looking to sell the place before April 2018. We were sad to hear this since they have created a great location and the atmosphere have been very unique. Our hopes where that someone would step up, buy the place and run it with the same passion and vision that Calvin and Beth had.
The 2nd of August, westword announced that Andrew Kaczmarek and Nato Francescato (14er Brewing) where to acquire the place. The brewery have not had an brew house until now but this has not prevented them from making great beer. In 2016, they won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival.
According to westword, the new owners plan to shut the place down for a while to remodel and rebrand the space. We can’t wait too hear more about their vision. Stay tuned!
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” – Abraham Lincoln
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Located at 3120 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado the Beryl’s Beer Company opened in 2014 with the aim of offering a fine selection of unique, global beers and a friendly atmosphere. Opened and run by Calvin Beasley and Beth Murray, they specialized in barrel-aged beers; a niche which appealed to many beer-loving patrons in the area.
With many special events organized at the venue, great beer on tap, and a quaint but friendly ambiance, Beryl’s Beer Company was a huge hit with many of the locals and a point of interest for those coming to town.
However, in March 2018, it was announced that Calvin and Beth were looking to sell the business as soon as possible. Despite their dedicated offering garnering significant popularity, they simply didn’t see the growth at the speed that they needed to keep going.
A few factors hindered the growth of Beryl’s Beer Company in Denver, Colorado, including a lot of construction in the neighborhood at the time, which made it difficult for customers to get to the brewery, as well as the sheer amount of competition in the local area.
As of August 2018, Andrew Kaczmarek and Nato Francescato are set to remodel and rebrand the venue.
It’s a great shame that Beryl’s Beer Company closed in 2018; we found it to be the foundations of two of the best nights that myself and my workmates had spent in Denver, Colorado.
On a Friday afternoon towards the end of June 2017, me and four of my workmates, working for Slotcatalog at the time, needed a low-key place to enjoy a good beer, some food, and just relax for the rest of the day. We did a search on Facebook for some places in the local area. While scrolling through the list, Beryl’s Beer Company caught my eye.
It was a very highly-rated place among the locals, offering a unique and intriguing selection of beer, with the term ‘barrel-aged’ always able to hook me in. It also happened to be the start of their third anniversary weekend, so I convinced my workmates to go and see what the event was like.
We arrived, and the venue was not what we expected from a seemingly small place in the middle of Denver. It had a classic feel to it, using the space well to make for an area that was very pleasant to be in. It was the middle of the afternoon, so plenty was going on, with the live band setting up, games dotted around the interior, and loads of people enjoying their beer in the outside area.
So, myself and the Slotcatalog crew stepped up to the bar and asked what they’d suggest we have first. As it was the first day of their anniversary weekend, the person serving suggested that we try one of the three special releases.
We all went for the Annette Kolsch and were not disappointed. It was a fine beer to start with, and one that we all returned to over the course of the evening. We tried the Italian plum and the bourbon-coffee beers as well, but the Annette was certainly our favorite of the special promoted beers for the event.
The best of the bunch, according to my friend Morgan, however, was the English Antero ale, which had elements of pear and apple to make for a delightful beverage. For me, it’s all about that hoppy finish. The Five to Seven beer was crisp, had citrus flavors flowing through it, and had a very satisfying hoppy finish.
We all found a beer that we loved as we sat outside for many hours, enjoying the festivities of the venue celebrating three years of the good times.
It was during the evening that we got to talking to a regular and they said that we should come back on Saturday for even more exciting beer releases. Our group had already decided to make a trip to the Century Casino on Saturday evening, but we had so much fun on Friday that we decided to start our weekend evening early by returning to Beryl’s Beer Company on Saturday before heading just outside of the city for some casino action.
With food carts out front, a warm atmosphere, plenty of exciting beers to try, and some great live music on, we found ourselves relaxing and enjoying ourselves at Beryl’s Beer Company long past our originally discussed departure time. It made for one of the greatest evenings that we’d ever had as a group, and led to another night of fun the very next day.