Denver Beer Co. offshoot Cervecería Colorado starts pouring Mexican flavors on Platte Street

The new brewery from the Denver Beer Co. team takes its mission to celebrate Mexican culture and flavors seriously.

Cervecería Colorado on Platte Street, April 25, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Cervecería Colorado on Platte Street, April 25, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; denverite; highland; colorado; kevinjbeaty; nightlife; bars; brewery;
Cervecería Colorado on Platte Street, April 25, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Its grand opening is on Cinco de Mayo — a holiday with a history of white people being less than culturally sensitive — but don’t confuse Cervecería Colorado’s intentions.

The new brewery from the Denver Beer Co. team takes its mission to celebrate Mexican culture and flavors seriously.

Cervecería Colorado is our way of creating a bridge, as opposed to a wall, in our community,” co-founder Patrick Crawford said in a press release. “Cervecería Colorado is built on the concept of inclusivity. The taproom will be a welcoming space. We hope it is a place where people arrive with an open mind to try new things and celebrate cultural diversity.”

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Cerveceria Colorado patio on Platte Street, April 25, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

In the space at 1635 Platte St. that once housed Denver Beer Co.’s barrel room — freshly painted with a mural by local artists Pedro Barrios and Jaime Molina and decorated by Ramona Burns with curated pieces from Mexico — Cervecería will brew and serve beer made from traditional Mexican ingredients created in collaboration with Mexican breweries like Cervecería de Colima, La Bru, Cervecería Escollo and Casa Cerveza Cru Cru.

“I have been fortunate enough to travel throughout Mexico and brew with some of the country’s innovators in craft brewing,” Denver Beer Co. head brewer Jason Buehler said in a statement. “These brewers create excellent craft beer using fresh, local ingredients and have been kind enough to teach me about the different flavor profiles and unique characteristics of traditional Mexican spices and plants. There is a mutual excitement between our brewery and those we have connected with in Mexico to continue to collaborate. Cervecería Colorado will be the podium on which we can showcase these collaborative brews and spectacular flavors.”

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Cervecería Colorado on Platte Street, April 25, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Meanwhile, two Latino breweries setting up shop in Denver. Dos Luces Brewery and Raices Brewing are both aiming to open sometime this year.

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean is the assistant editor and culture reporter for Denverite. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes bourbon straight and dreams of someday holding the title of Nightlife Mayor. Find her at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.