Greeley’s WeldWerks Brewing is legendary for the Juicy Bits hazy IPA and Medianoche bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout.
COLORADO, USA — Some of the lauded breweries in northern Colorado has canceled its plans to increase to southern Colorado.
Greeley-based WeldWerks Brewing Co. introduced Tuesday it has ceased building on its second taproom that was scheduled to open in 2022 in Colorado Springs.
“After cautious consideration and upon exhausting each different viable possibility, we have now determined to completely stop building on the Colorado Springs property,” mentioned WeldWerks Brewing Co. in an announcement on Fb.
“We share in your disappointment because the Colorado Springs location has been one thing that we have now been diligently engaged on, and really enthusiastic about, for over three years.”
The brand new taproom, which was first introduced in 2019, was to be situated at 3043 West Pikes Peak Avenue, beforehand dwelling to the Dive restaurant. WeldWerks predicted its new location would retain the comfortable and funky character of Previous Colorado Metropolis with a WeldWerks aptitude.
In August 2021, WeldWerks mentioned the brand new location in Previous Colorado Metropolis would cowl 1,300 sq. toes and embody an out of doors beer backyard and a “second-story treehouse-inspired patio with unbelievable views.”
“This venture has skilled important delays from the onset, a few of which had been inadvertent byproducts of our design and venture selections, however the overwhelming majority of which had been utterly out of our management,” mentioned WeldWerks. “Provide chain constraints and labor shortages attributable to COVID-19 additional delayed the timeline and drastically elevated the general price range for the venture.”
“Within the midst of this, via the course of over three years, we reached the restrict of our manufacturing capability in our present brewhouse a lot sooner than anticipated, growing barrelage by greater than 100%. Because of this, increasing our brewing operations turned a necessity and over a 12 months in the past, we began engaged on a plan for a 30-bbl brewhouse and manufacturing enlargement to satisfy each present and future calls for,” mentioned WeldWerks.
“After exhausting each doable choice to preserve each initiatives going, we decided it was in the most effective curiosity of the brewery, our employees, and patrons to direct all of our efforts and sources in direction of growing manufacturing capability on the Greeley location and transition away from the taproom venture in Colorado Springs. Happily, we is not going to need to make any personnel modifications on account of this resolution.”
“It was all the time our intention to place our roots down in a second group that evokes us, however we hope you’ll perceive that so as to proceed to offer the very best quality and expertise that we all the time attempt to do at WeldWerks — we needed to make this tough resolution,” mentioned the Greeley-based brewery.
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WeldWerks has made a nationwide identify for itself due to Juicy Bits, which is taken into account the most effective hazy IPAs within the nation.
Medianoche, the brewery’s barrel-aged imperial stout, gained its aggressive class at Nice American Beer Competition.
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