You may remember that 10 Barrel Brewing was one of the first sales in the most recent run of craft beer acquisitions by Anheuser-Busch last year (here is a fairly comprehensive list from around that time). We’ve been curious as to how 10 Barrel planned on growing from here on out.
Well, the answer seems to be more and more locations, and similar to its origins, these locations are in established craft beer hotbeds. According to the Denver Post, 10 Barrel is currently reconstituting a building in Denver’s trendy River North district for a new brewery location. The project is on track for a late summer/early fall opening.
The 20-barrel brewhouse will sit center-stage — open-air and corralled by a metal railing — in 10 Barrel’s Denver operation. Patrons who sidle up to the bar will sit just feet from the mash tun and be eye-level with the brewer; and those who stroll up the staircase to the mezzanine decks will walk up past the tanks, he said.
The 20-tap bar will feature 10 Barrel beers exclusively with the vast majority of those brews developed in-house by the locally-based brewer 10 Barrel is in the process of hiring, he said. In all, 10 Barrel expects to hire 100 people for its Denver pub.
At the same time, 10 Barrel is working on a similar project in San Diego. Will be interesting to see how the brand is received from the craft beer enthusiasts in these locations already saturated with great breweries.