January 2, 2018January 2, 2018 Great Divide Gives Back Great Divide has been fortunate to call the great city of Denver home since our humble beginnings in 1994. We’ve been able to grow and evolve alongside the city throughout the years. Without the continued support of our community, we wouldn’t be able to do what ... Read More
Great Divide Brewing Company is an American brewery from Denver, Colorado,.
During the late 80s, Brian Dunn spent 5 years overseas building farms in developing countries. Having grown up in a family that valued good food and drink, Dunn grew his knowledge and passion for beer during his travels. Dunn eventually returned to Colorado, started homebrewing and went to graduate school. Upon graduation in 1993, when the Denver beer scene barely existed, he set out to found what would eventually become one of America’s most decorated and celebrated craft breweries.
Beginning with a marketing study and a business plan, Dunn saw an opportunity in what would soon become Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood to brew uniquely balanced, flavorful beers. With financial help from family, friends and a loan from the City of Denver, his dream of brewing commercially became reality in 1994.
The brewery started small and in the beginning Dunn was the only full-time employee: brewing, bottling and selling to accounts all in the same day. As the brewery grew, the beer spoke for itself. Dunn’s beers were balanced, flavorful and representative of a lifestyle that is uniquely Colorado. While Great Divide’s ethos may be globally-inspired, our beers are distinctly Denver.
Since 1994 we’ve brewed all sorts of exciting beer styles, added lots of brewing capacity and we’ve assembled a great staff. In 2001, we bought our building – which used to be an old dairy processing plant – and set out for over a decade of exponential growth. In 2011, we realized we would soon outgrow our space and began looking for land to expand– knowing that leaving the city was not an option.
December 18, 2017December 19, 2017 “Festivus is for the rest of us, and it’s more than a Seinfeld holiday tradition. In Denver, it is a year-end celebration of the craft beer scene. The Denver (only) Beer Festivus put together by Two Parts brings together anyone and everyone that can attend and brews within the city limits for a raucous holiday party. ... Read More
December 17, 2017December 19, 2017 “In winter, two things are inevitable: colder temperatures and heartier beers. WHEN THE SUMMER HEAT SETTLES in and the sun blazes, you do what any beer-loving American does: You procure a light, citrusy, cold-as-possible beverage and you drink. And then you drink a couple more. That’s the simple joy of summer ... Read More
December 15, 2017December 19, 2017 “If you’ve had beer and chocolate together, you already know what a beautiful partnership it can be, but brewers have known about the natural relationship of beer and chocolate for a long time, and, as a result, there are a number of great chocolate beers available. Both beer and chocolate are complex ... Read More
October: Great Divide’s Denver Pale Ale Bridges the Gap December 15, 2017December 19, 2017 “Denver is one of the world’s top beer cities. This is fitting, since Colorado is one of the country’s top beer states. I’ve been to the state a handful of times to visit my brother who lives just a quick drive ... Read More
December 14, 2017December 19, 2017 “Winter beers, Belgian Quads, and blended exotics dominate our latest collection of mid-December beers…And we’ve five cold weather craft beer directions that you might want to chase down as we look the holidays. Gigantic! (Fort Collins, CO) – For years, Odell Brewing has focused on developing innovative, hop forward beers. Beginning with Odell IPA in ... Read More
December 13, 2017December 19, 2017 “Christmas is only two weeks away and Denver is stepping it up this weekend with some great events. Kick your weekend off by seeing ELF The Musical and end it by helping the homeless at Impact Christmas Sack Lunches. However you spend you weekend, check out this roundup events to help you ... Read More
December 11, 2017December 19, 2017 “Over the last decade, beer has become more than just the cheap, fizzy drink synonymous with college and dive bars — it’s been elevated to a crafted creation with elegance, class and a huge following. It’s also a beverage people seek out while on vacation around the globe. If beer ... Read More
December 8, 2017 “It’s not a taproom. It’s a lounge. When the founders of Maplewood Brewery & Distillery began envisioning the barroom at their 3-year-old Logan Square establishment, they wanted something eminently familiar and comfortable. The result, which opens Dec. 15, is Maplewood Lounge (2717 N. Maplewood Ave.), because, well, what’s more familiar and comfortable ... Read More
Great Divide’s 2018 Release Calendar December 8, 2017December 8, 2017 New 2018 Beer Releases 2018 is in sight. How we got here, we’re not sure. But alas, it’s here and with it comes new beer! In 2018 we’re excited to introduce 7 new beers to our lineup including the return of a Great Divide classic ... Read More