Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pateros Creek Brewing Company coming to Fort Collins

Pateros Creek Brewing CompanyYou can find out a lot of things from Google News Alerts when you least expect it. This week, an article came out in the Fort Collins Coloradoan newspaper about a brand new brewery that is in the works and it looks like Fort Collins Colorado is about to get yet another brewery by next year. Say hello to Pateros Creek Brewing Company. (formerly called Horsetooth Brewing Co.)

Pateros Creek Brewing Company (PCBC) has been in the planning now for some time. Back in February 2009, PCBC made itself publicly known. They recently incorporated an LLC in the state of Colorado and intend to build a new brewing facility and open up to thirsty patrons sometime in 2010. While no location has been officially selected yet, brewer and founder Steve Jones is hoping to nail down a home for his brewery soon.

Pateros Creek will have a lot of local competition with the likes of Odell Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins Brewery, Coopersmiths and C.B. & Potts, not to mention living in the shadow of the big Anheuser Busch plant on the north side of the town.

Pateros Creek plans to put many of it's beers in cans. Upon launch, they plan to have 3 standard brews including: Cache la Porter (porter), Old Town Kolsch Style Ale (Kolsch) and Stimulator Pale Ale, based on a rye pale ale recipe. Other seasonal and rotating brews are being planned as well including an India Brown Ale, a Double American Blonde and beers brewed with spruce tips.

Their web site is already online at: as well as a Twitter account at @paterosbrew. According to Twitter, PCBC has already offered up sample of their brews at select local events and are gathering feedback on their beers.

The Pateros Creek's logo depicts the local mountains near Fort Collins with a beer glass and in particular, the image of Horsetooth rock inside the glass.

If all goes according to plan, beer lovers can expect to start seeing cans of Pateros Creek Brewing Company beer in local restaurants and liquor stores by mid-2010.

Update 10/30/2009: Due to trademark issues with Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing, Horsetooth Brewing is being forced to pick another name. Apparently, Coopersmith's has a trademark for Horsetooth Stout and is enforcing their rights to the name. Stay tuned for word on the new name. (See Coloradoan article)

Update: 11/16/2009: The new name will be Pateros Creek Brewing Company. See details.

Related articles:
- Colorado Brewery and Brewpubs list.
- Tasting room notes from New Belgium Brewing.
- Odell Brewing officially breaks ground on new expansion.
- Fort Collins Brewery debuts 1900 Amber Lager.
- Lunch at Coopersmith's Pub and Brewing.
- C.B. & Potts releases the hound.

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