With many of the nation’s taprooms, bars and taprooms now in reopening mode, some breweries are celebrating long awaited grand openings for brand new outlets that were put on hold by the COVID-19 lockdown.
Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse Opens
Vibe Concepts, who own and oversee nine Colorado restaurants, have partnered with Great Divide Brewing and bravely opened a new Denver area brewery and restaurant in what can only called an unprecedented time.
“This has been a trying time for everyone in the hospitality industry and while trying to open a restaurant amid COVID-19 has been challenging, we have felt wholeheartedly supported by the Castle Rock community.” said Vibe Concepts cofounder, Dan Shipp…
“Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse is a more than 8,000-square-feet taproom, including an expansive outdoor patio and a massive U-shaped bar inside, that was initially planned to host more than 400 people. We feel more than confident that we will be offering a safe dine-in experience for everyone.”
Available in the coming weeks Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse‘s 16 Great Divide taps will showcase several experimental, small batch beers exclusive to the venue. They will be offering a full bar, including Great Divide and non-Great Divide beer, wine and cocktail menus.
Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse opens practicing state recommended restaurant procedures, including limiting capacity to 50 percent, placing parties six feet apart and requiring everyone to wear masks.
Located in an urban live, work, play mixed-use development in Castle Rock, Colorado, Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse is the brewery’s second licensing deal, joining Great Divide’s brewpub in Denver International Airport which opened in 2019.
Schlafly Bankside Opens on the banks of the Missouri River
On May 22 Schlafly Beer opened its newest brewpub in St Charles, MO…its first operation outside the brewery’s St Louis headquarters.
“After months of planning, preparing and pivoting, we’re thrilled to officially open our doors and become a member of the St. Charles community,” says Schlafly CEO Fran Caradonna…
“We have worked to establish new processes and procedures to ensure the safety of our visitors and employees. Whenever our guests feel comfortable, we will be here with the necessary measures in place to provide a safe and welcoming environment.”
The name Schlafly Bankside has dual inspiration… a nod to both the brewpub’s geography and the brewery’s legacy.
Schlafly Bankside is located just steps away from the banks of the Missouri River. But the name also has roots in England, where Schlafly’s co-founders fell in love with English-style beers. Bankside is a neighborhood in the borough of London on the banks of the River Thames. And now, Schlafly Bankside will speak to its new neighborhood home in St. Charles.