Blue Moon Brewing Co., a Denver-based entity within MillerCoors’ Tenth and Blake division, is celebrating the grand opening of its newest brewery in Denver's River North (RiNo) Art District, following a soft opening in early July. With 24 beers on tap and a full-service kitchen, the Blue Moon Brewery RiNo will join Blue Moon's original Denver home base, The SandLot in Coors Field, as a hub for inspiration, ingenuity and the creation of future Blue Moon beers, the company says.
Now open Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Blue Moon Brewery RiNo features state-of-the-art brewing technology, including a new, two-barrel pilot system for test beers and a brew house capable of 20 barrels with an annual capacity of 10,000 barrels, it says. Nestled within the 26,000-square-foot space, the brew pub has seating for 450 people, a seasonal menu, an open-air patio facing the mountains and a unique, special event room positioned among the brewing vessels, it adds.
“For the last 21 years, we have been experimenting with and creating new beers, and having a lot of fun with that process,” Blue Moon founder Keith Villa said in a statement. “Now, we're excited to bring that same creative spirit to our new, inspired space.”
Under a full moon on Sept. 16, Blue Moon Brewing Co. will host an invite-only grand opening event where guests will experience Blue Moon Brewery RiNo's creative space and offerings. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of the Blue Moon portfolio; delicious recipes by Los Angeles chef Roy Choi of Kogi food truck fame and Blue Moon Brewery RiNo's executive chef Darrell Jensen; original art by Colorado Crush; and outdoor musical performances by Grammy-nominated singer Mayer Hawthorne and indie rock band Family of the Year. Attendees also will have the opportunity to vote for the new brewery's first community-created beer.
“The RiNo Art District is widely recognized as a neighborhood that inspires creative thinking,” Blue Moon Brewmaster John Legnard said in a statement. “We're excited to become part of this thriving RiNo neighborhood, and we hope people from everywhere come and enjoy themselves at the new brewery. It's a great space, and a unique chance to get a closer look at what happens behind the scenes at Blue Moon.”