Ute Pass Brewing Company
Woodland Park, CO
Live the Dream !!!
Todd and I have been spending a lot of time working on the building itself. From the pics on our Photo page you can see much of the remodel going on. We are shooting for Rustic Mountain Lodge..... what else for our beautiful small mountain town? We pulled up the old carpet and refinished the hard wood floors, done most of the painting, are working on refinishing the bar, and lots of cleaning! We have had a company come in this week to pull out all the kitchen appliances and scrub them all down... this includes the vent hood. Another company will be coming in to inspect the fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, etc.... We have been working with insurance agents on quotes. Our incredible artist Eva has been working with the T-shirt folks to get our logo screenprintable so we hope to start having SWAG avaialble very soon. If you would like to pre-order just send me an email and I will try to make sure to get your size! Scott Harvey, our engineer has been working on laying out the engineering plans for the future brewery operations piece. He is working with our Architect Chuck Severance so that when we are ready to move foward with phase II we can submit all the requirements to the county, etc....
That brings up "THE PLAN". At this point we are hoping to get the Tavern "Phase 1" up and running ASAP. If you didn't see it in the paper today you will see that we have filed for our Tavern Liquor License which should go to the city counsel on Feb 7th. We are doing a concurrent review with the state folks. Todd is working on the restaurant application for the county, we have been meeting with supply companies, etc.... Our goal is to have the initial Taven with guest beers and some food by the end of February. This will give us the chance to work out any bugs before the mad summer rush (we hope). Phase II will be getting brewery operations up and running. This will involve working with the county to get the improvments approved, getting the additional remodel done, getting the brewery equipment in, getting our brewer's notice and sumbitting a new application for our Brewpub Liquor License. Then all we have to do is make beer! Our goal is to have Phase II completed by end of May...ish.
So.... it has been very busy and we are both tired but still excited. Please don't hesitate to stop by and say hello (and pick up a paint brush or rag) whenever you see us up there. If the lights are on or our trucks there we are probably working away and would be glad to show you around. I will try and keep the website up to date with picks and blogging and our event page. Check out the photo page, use the guest book and feel free to contact us with any questions. We hope to get our social media kicked off in the near future... but for now this will have to suffice. sfj