Monday, November 17, 2014

Ratio Beerworks to open in Five Points in 2015

Denver can always use another craft brewery and Ratio Beerworks plans on bringing its own unique versions of craft beer to the Denver Five Points area by the end of Winter in early 2015. The following is a Press Release issued this week that explains the details behind this upcoming brewery.

New production brewery and taproom to open at 2920 Larimer St. this winter.

[PRESS RELEASE] Denver, Colo. (November 12, 2014) – Ratio Beerworks today announced plans to open a production brewery and taproom located at 2920 Larimer St. in the Upper Larimer district of the historic Five Points neighborhood. The brewery is currently under construction in the 5,500 square foot building that will be home to a 1,500 square foot taproom with the remaining 4,000 square feet to be used for production.

The Ratio Beerworks production space will house a new twenty (20) barrel brew house, four (4) twenty (20) barrel fermenters and one (1) 20 barrel brite tank produced by Premier Stainless out of San Diego, CA. The system and space will have an initial brewing capacity of 2,000 barrels per year with room for future expansion.

Ratio Beerworks plans to offer a lineup of five (5) meticulously crafted flagship beers, a variety of seasonal beers, and an artisan series that will service the craft beer purist through specialty barrel aged ales and barrel fermented sour ales packaged in 750mL bottles. Consistency and creativity are primary goals as Ratio plans to open amongst many of its peers in the area.

“Our goal for Ratio is to combine the knowledge of quality brewing and consistency that I learned in Germany with the creativity of the American craft brewing scene to build a unique experience in Denver,” stated Co-founder and brewmaster, Jason zumBrunnen.

Ratio Beerworks is led by a team that met through the independent music industry close to a decade ago. Jason zumBrunnen, a CU Chemical Engineering/Seibel Institute graduate and former brewer at award-winning breweries (Wynkoop Brewery, AC Golden), will serve as the brewmaster and oversee all brewhouse operations. Zach Lowery will oversee branding and marketing as well as assist in brewing. zumBrunnen and Lowery will share the role of recipe development and overall creative offerings. Scott Kaplan, a CU Business/Accounting graduate, rounds out the team with a focus on the financial and business management, along with accounting and legal functions.

The taproom at Ratio Beerworks plans to be as eclectic as the community that it’s built to support. The scene at Ratio will be all about beer, but the art and music programs aim to ensure all of the senses are stimulated. Legwork Studio, a local Denver design firm, is responsible for the branding and will continue to collaborate with Ratio Beerworks on brewery merchandise, package design and artist collaborations. Full pours and tasters will be available from the taproom bar during business hours which are still to be determined. Ratio Beerworks will have the capacity to support local restaurants and bars from opening day. In addition to the taproom, a 2,000 square foot outdoor patio will be open for the occasional warm Colorado days during the winter months. Future plans to extend the outdoor space will be unveiled when the warmer weather returns to the front range.

“We are excited to join the community that already exists and continues to grow on upper Larimer St. The area is full of super creative residents and businesses that we look forward to collaborating with,” stated Co-founder, Zach Lowery.

Ratio Beerworks is slated to open this winter and plans to begin brewing as soon as the build out is close to completion. Opening day offerings will be announced simultaneously with the date of its grand opening celebration.


Ratio Beerworks is craft brewery that focuses on meticulously crafted beer served in an eclectic taproom located at 2920 Larimer St. in Denver, CO. For more information please visit


Zach Lowery
Co-Founder and Marketer
Ratio Beerworks
(303) 374-4290


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