Looking for a locally crafted beer here in Gunnison, CO? Of course you are! What’s more “Colorado-y” than enjoying a hand crafted beer while sitting at over 7,000 feet in elevation. Look no further than High Alpine Brewing Company, who has just announced they will have new beers rolling out in a few short weeks.
According to the Brewers Association website, Colorado has over 235 breweries or 6.1 breweries per capita, ranking in 3rd largest in both respective categories. Gunnison, known for its high country outdoor recreation and local college, Western State Colorado University, has recently welcomed a new member to this booming community.
High Alpine Brewing Company opened it’s doors during the summer 2015, on 111 North Main Street, Gunnison, CO. Three friends Scott, Bryan and JB had a vision to “create an environment with 3 main ingredients; passionately crafted beer, local hand crafted food and great music” according to their website. To date, they have operated featuring a unique space with brick oven pizzas and live music, patiently awaiting the approval of their brewer’s permit. On December 2, 2015, they announced the long awaited day had finally arrived.
They plan to release four beers to start; Free Fall IPA, Jubel Matron, Bob’s Blond and Sol’s Espresso Stout. With a focus on “hand crafted beers designed for taste, quaffability and quality” and recipes made with high quality ingredients combined with high country water, the trio hopes to wow the local and tourist alike.
Stay tuned for the much anticipate release date of the beer, updates can be found on their facebook page and website. They are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday from 4pm-close, Sunday from 10:30am-close and they are closed on Tuesday’s. Tasting parties can be arrange by appointment.