Breckenridge Brewery – A Microbrew Pioneer

The Breckenridge Brewery opened February 1990 and was the first Colorado mountain town brewery to begin pouring for the people of these high altitude towns. Richard Squire the founder of the brewpub was a passionate home brewer who loved to ski but found he enjoyed making beer the most. From that desire the Breckenridge Brewery was born and the mashing, boiling and fermenting process began in their new building on the corner of South Main and Ridge Street.

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For 23 years locals and visitors have frequented the establishment as it grew in to a full service restaurant and bar. With its longevity has come growth. The Breckenridge Brewery now operates five locations; three in Denver, one in Grand Junction and the original location in Breckenridge. Between all of them over 52,000 barrels of beer are produced on an annual basis with the Breckenridge Tasting Room on Kalamath Street in Denver serving as their main brewery and production facility.

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A tribute to the company is how long people have worked at the brewery. I spoke with Jimmy Walker their Head Brew Master. Out of the 23 years living in Breckenridge 17 years have been spent working at the Breckenridge Brewery. He has done everything from cleaning, serving, cooking and bartending.

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During those years he learned …Click Here to Read the Whole Article.

By the way, beer :14, beer :30, what ever it is be sure to stop by their booth at the Breckenridge Beer Festival this weekend on Ridge Street 1 – 6pm on Ridge Street. Check this link for more info:

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Photo Credits: Jimmy Walker, J Dub Photography

James Walker has been living, working, and playing in Breckenridge, Colorado for the last 12 years. A majority of his time is spent at the Platte Ranch, in nearby Fairplay, where he works on horseback and from behind his camera.