Denver’s Goldspot Brewing to raise beer money for struggling Berkeley brewery

Goldspot plans to hold a fundraiser for Grateful Gnome on Aug. 30 at its taproom near the southeast corner of West 50th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard in the Regis.

The Grateful Gnome in Denver's Berkeley neighborhood has to push back its open date to a scaffolding collapse at an adjacent site, June 13, 2017. (Adrian D. Garcia/Denverite)
The Grateful Gnome in Denver's Berkeley neighborhood has to push back its open date to a scaffolding collapse at an adjacent site, June 13, 2017. (Adrian D. Garcia/Denverite)
The Grateful Gnome in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood has to push back its open date to a scaffolding collapse at an adjacent site, June 13, 2017. (Adrian D. Garcia/Denverite)

Goldspot Brewing Co. is planning to raise money this month to help a struggling nearby craft brewery get its doors open in Berkeley.

The Grateful Gnome Sandwich Shoppe & Brewery has been forced to push back its opening due to construction-related issues including a scaffolding crash that sent wooden boards through the ceiling. Owner Daniel Appel told Denverite last month that he hoped to open at 4369 Stuart St. around the beginning of September.

Appel said Friday due to engineering work taking longer than he expected, “September as a whole is unlikely.”

Goldspot plans to hold a fundraiser for Grateful Gnome on Aug. 30 at its taproom near the southeast corner of West 50th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard in the Regis neighborhood. The brewery plans to give $1 from every beer sold during the event to Grateful Gnome to help pay legal bills and get its doors open.

Pussy Riot beers, brewed to protest President Donald Trump’s views and comments on women, will be excluded from the fundraiser.

“Our friends at The Grateful Gnome Sandwich Shoppe & Brewery have had some crummy things happen during their construction. We want to help them get those doors open ASAP! We want sandwiches and beer,” Goldspot Brewing wrote on Facebook.

Business & data reporter Adrian D. Garcia can be reached via email at agarcia@denverite.com or twitter.com/adriandgarcia.

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Adrian D. Garcia is on business and trends for Denverite, serves as treasurer for the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and on the board of the Denver Press Club. He can be reached at agarcia@denverite.com.