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Welcome back Beer Lovers and Brewery Geeks!

It’s been a while since we’ve put a post up about what we’ve been up to. Since our opening, we have been slowly decorating and adding new items to our Taproom. We wanted to re-start our “Recent News” to bring everyone back in the loop as to what new stuff is happening at 6th & Perry.

The Taproom:

If you’ve been back in recently you may have noticed that we now have 6 flags above our windows. They represent the areas where our beers originate from or have a direct connection to, plus they add a touch of color and texture as well. But can you name the areas they represent? We’ll give you a second…

Panorama

In order from Left to Right they are: The Republic of Ireland; The Country of Wales with its iconic red dragon; The United States of America (you better have gotten this one!); The State of Colorado (again, should be a no brainer); The Country of Scotland with its Cross of St. Andrews; And finally the Country of England with its Cross of St. George.

(Yes, for you eagle-eyed history nerds we are missing 2 flags: the Northern Ireland flag and also the iconic Union Jack flag of the United Kingdom.)

Upcoming Events:

-Pizza Mondays- Let’s face it, you really don’t want to cook on Monday night. So instead drop by the Taproom on Monday’s around 5:45PM, we will have Pizza delivered from one of our many local Castle Rock restaurants. When you buy a Pint you’ll also get one free Slice of Pizza to pair with your beer! We’ll have a variety of different types of pizza, but when they’re gone – they’re gone. So head down early to 6th & Perry and get the week started off right.
-Wednesday Nights are now British Expat Nights! If you’ve been a fan of our blog and followed our story you’ll know our brewery focuses on what we call British-Empire styles of beer. Based on our love of these styles, as well as our family heritage harkening all the way back to Ireland, we are declaring Wednesdays as British Expat Day. Thus, all British & Irish expats (hell, even the Aussies too) will get a $1.00 off on their Full Pints all night.

-Highlands Ranch Beer Festival- Beer Festival season is just getting into full swing, and on Saturday, June 4th we’re heading up to the Highlands Ranch Beer Fest. A bit from the Festival’s own website:

Colorado, often called the ‘Napa Valley of Beer’, is home to over 250 local breweries and brewpubs. In celebration of our beer culture the HRCA proudly presents the 4th Annual Highlands Ranch Beer Festival. Live music, local and national breweries and lawn games will be present at this event. Unlimited one ounce samples and a souvenir tasting glass is Included in the ticket pricing. Must be 21+ to partake in tastings. Individual beer will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Highlands Ranch Scholarship Fund.

We’ll be there hanging out with many of the other Castle Rock/Highlands Ranch/Littleton breweries, so drop on by and grab some samples if you’re there!

Questions & Answers for the Brewer:

As we move into the summer time and keep introducing new beers and such we’re asking our readers to submit any questions they might have about beer, the beer business, history of beers, styles or such. So please send us your inquiries on our contact form and we will respond back, and maybe even post really fun questions in this section of our bi-monthly update.

Brewer Mark
Photo by Anya Semenoff/The Denver Post

As a start, here are two questions from a recent business profile interview with Mark, owner/brewer of Castle Rock Beer Company that was featured in the Denver Post:

Q: What do you like best about your line of work?
A: One of the best things about having the brewery is being able to chat with customers about beer “what they like, what they don’t” and giving them a sample of something they normally wouldn’t choose on their own and then seeing their faces light up when they enjoy it.

Q: What is your business’ biggest challenge?
A: Our biggest challenge at the moment is trying to keep up with demand. We have started as a small, two-barrel brewing system (31 U.S. gallons per barrel), and we’ve had a great response to many of our beers. We find ourselves brewing every time a tank opens up just so that we can keep a good rotation and selection of beers available for our customers. It’s a good issue to have, and we hope to be able to expand the system’s size in the future to help us out, but, right now, it’s a labor of love and we really relish the fact that people enjoy what we’re putting out there.

Thank You for continuing on this journey with us, and if you want to reach out and say “Hi”, please feel free to drop us a message. Just hit our Contact Us page for all the info.

Cheers!