After overcoming construction and permitting delays stemming from the pandemic and adverse weather conditions, WeldWerks Brewing Co. says its Colorado Springs taproom is slated to open in 2022. The 1,300 square feet facility will include an outdoor beer garden and a second-story treehouse-inspired patio with incredible views. Much of the historic building, built more than a century ago, will retain the cozy and funky character of Old Colorado City with a WeldWerks flair.
“After overcoming a steady stream of setbacks, we are excited to have a clear path forward and be able to soon start showing quick progress with construction,” says Arne Garlick, director of strategic initiatives for the Greeley-based brewery. “We appreciate the patience of the community throughout the process and can guarantee that the Colorado Springs location will be worth the wait.”
WeldWerks also has big developments coming at its Greeley taproom. Come late fall of this year, WeldWerks will be launching an on-site restaurant concept. Helmed by industry veteran and former Tramp About Co-Owner Tim Meador (pictured above), The Annex at WeldWerks will have local and seasonally inspired small plate dishes with beer pairings in mind. Much like WeldWerks’ constantly rotating beer list, menu items at The Annex will be ever-changing, evolving and innovative.
“I hope to provide guests with an enhanced culinary experience that will match the creativity of the WeldWerks beers, and the variety of the beer on tap in a boundless fashion,” says The Annex Chef Tim Meador. “The Annex will be a chef-driven concept that’s partly driven by what our guests enjoy and the collective passions of the WeldWerks team.”
The Annex at WeldWerks will be open by the end of 2021. The Colorado Springs taproom is tentatively set to open during the first half of 2022.