Friday, March 8, 2013

World of Beer set to open in Cherry Creek

World of BeerGet ready Denver! A new craft beer gathering place is opening in Cherry Creek next week and they are bringing 500 beers along with them. Check out the press release issued today about this latest franchise venture who's roots come from Florida.

[PRESS RELEASE] TAMPA, Fla., March 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- World of Beer (WOB) a thriving beer-centric tavern boasting an extensive collection of brews from around the globe, expands into Colorado at Cherry Creek on Wednesday, March 13th at 660 South Colorado Blvd. in Denver. This is the 37th location, and first in Colorado, for the craft beer concept boasting over 500 different, ever-changing bottles and 60 rotating taps.

A 1,500 square-foot patio complements the 2,850 square-foot freestanding building. The location is part of a new development featuring Hilton Garden Inn and Marriott Residence Inn, and will soon be occupied by multiple restaurants.

"I feel honored to have been a part of World of Beer's growth from the very first franchise," said Jason Rappaport, World of Beer Cherry Creek Owner. "We're a big part of this craft beer revolution and it's exciting to move into Colorado where there are more breweries than anywhere in the nation."

Rappaport learned of the concept in 2008 when he spoke to the owner at the original World of Beer Westchase in Tampa, FL, which is home to corporate headquarters. Rappaport and his partner Philippe Theodore own exclusive rights to World of Beer franchises in Tampa Bay, the greater Houston area and the state of Colorado.

"Craft beer and Colorado go hand-in-hand," said Chris Hogrebe, Director of Operations for the World of Beer Franchise Group. "Opening a location here is humbling; we want to feature great craft beer and be a part of what great craft beer is already here."

WOB Cherry Creek will always support local breweries, some of which include Oskar Blues Brewery, Odell Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Company, Breckenridge Brewery, Boulder Beer Company, and Left Hand Brewing Company. There will also be two coolers featuring only Colorado beers.

The 'WOB Culture' is unlike any other. The specially trained staff has completed an extensive, two-week beer school, and are on-hand to guide customers through the World of Beer experience centered around a global menu of beverages, live music and televised sports.

Guests enjoy live music every Thursday through Saturday. Weekly promotions include, Monday: Service Industry Night, Tuesday: Loyalty Night, Wednesday: WOB University Night and Thursday: Ladies' Night. Food will be available through delivery from local partnering restaurants.

WOB rewards its customers by offering a 'Loyalty Club Program' that enables them to earn points on trying different brews. Customers earn one point for every different beer purchased at WOB, gaining them access, appreciation and rewards. The program is available to all patrons.

WOB was founded in Tampa, FL in 2007. They are now launching their 37th location in Denver, CO. Taverns are currently open in 11 states (FL, AL, VA, TX, WI, OH, IL, NC, GA, AZ and SC). Locations to soon follow are: Key West, FL, Brandon, FL, Gainesville, FL, and Cleveland, OH.

Visit World of Beer Cherry Creek on Facebook to learn about the Preview Party and details on the friends and family opening day party.

World of Beer Franchising: World of Beer is an uncommon establishment where the experience is as essential as the product. It is important that a broad spectrum of patrons, from the beer aficionado to the casual beer fan, can enjoy the best beers on the planet and increase their beer knowledge in a comfortable and upbeat setting. Visit

(Image courtesy World of Beer - Cherry Creek Facebook page)

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