Saturday, November 26, 2011

Crooked Stave plans to move to Denver

Crooked StaveFort Collins is about to lose a brewery. Rather, a brewer is about to move his artisan beer project to Denver and become a full fledged brewery. Be prepared to soon wave goodbye to Chad Yakobson you Fort Collins folk - he's about to take his business to the next level.

According to the Fort Collins newspaper - the Coloradoan - Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is making plans to become Crooked Stave Brewing Company. And this new company won't just be making sour and barrel-aged beers, it will also be making beers like porters, pale ales and IPAs.

Right now, Chad runs his business out of space owned by Funkwerks, the site that used to be the Fort Collins Brewery on East Lincoln Avenue in Fort Collins. Chad used to work at Odell Brewing company prior to his departure to make his own way.

Chad YakobsonBut don't look for Crooked Stave to disappear just yet. Chad is still working on outfitting a permanent location in north Denver to open shop in. The Coloradoan states that it will take him several months before he'll be able to open Crooked Stave Brewing Company somewhere east of Coors Field.

Apparently, moving to Denver has always been Yakobson's plan and is already the place where he lives and is better suited for distribution and has more potential for expanding.

To read the full story, please head over to The Coloradoan for details on when and how this move will take place.

One other things for sure, this will free up space at Funkwerks and will allow them to expand even further as well.

Chad's business will be missed in Fort Collins, but I'm sure Denver will be welcoming him with open arms. Better grab some bottles while they still have Fort Collins on the labels. They might just become collectors items. Cheers!

(The above picture of Chad sans beard was taken by Dave Butler in 2009 before he opened Crooked Stave.)

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- Funkwerks Saison review.

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