Brewing Up Something Great in Erie, Colorado
In the past, beer was widely available in cans and bottles as it is today, however; there was nowhere near the amount of diversity in flavor that we have now. Simple lagers and pilsners were mass-produced and shipped in from all over the country.
Luckily, the craft beer industry has provided dozens of new styles of beer, more carefully crafted and unique than in the past. The whole country has breweries that are creating beers that are full of flavor, and provide an adventure for anyone looking to enjoy locally produced beverages.
In Erie, Colorado, we have four breweries that are creating some fascinating beers.
Echo Brewing Company – Its safe to say that pizza and beer pair wonderfully. The Echo Brewing Company's Erie Brewpub & Pizzeria is an excellent spot for enjoying a deliciously hand-crafted version of both! Check out their location in Old Town! https://echobrewing.com/
Echo also has a second location, The Frederick Brewery and Taproom is Echo's original location and has both indoor and outdoor space to utilize when dining and enjoying a fresh brew. Echo Even hand crafts their Mozzarella!
Atom Brewing Company - Beer wasn’t always fermented in giant stainless steel and glass tanks. It used to be prepared in oak barrels and allowed to breathe the fresh mountain air. In fact, most of the best Belgian and German beers are still “open fermented.” Atom Brewing has brought those traditions to Erie. Using their custom-made oak barrels, in small batches, Atom allows the beer to breathe and capture the essence of Colorado’s legendary air.
If you want to see how beer was crafted for millennia and then take some home in a bottle, go the Atom Brewing Company at 654 Moffat Street.
The Old Mine- The Old Mine’s building on 500 Briggs St. was once an old mercantile building in Old Town Erie, Colorado. They feature in-house hard cider and hand-crafted beer on 15 taps and in bottles from their beer cellar. They also offer in-house Artisan Pizza and 12 hr. smoked Jurassic Pork (both in Gluten-free options).
As loyal Erie residents and beer lovers, Michael and John’s vision is coming to fruition by connecting the local community through great food and craft beer. Although sitting in the dining area is quite fun, The Old Mine provides and outdoor patio if you prefer to be in the open air. They have just renovated and added new features as well!
Industrial Revolution Brewing Company - At one time, like it’s namesake in Pennsylvania, Erie was at the heart of the coal industry. Today, the coal is no longer flowing from the hills, but the love for beer that those miners drank never left. The Industrial Revolution Brewing Company (IRBC) offers bold and hardy beverages for anyone who loves great beer. They have designed a welcoming outdoor beer garden to relax with friends.
Located at 285 Cheesman Street, IRBC is a taste revolution. Owners Tim and Nate have worked long and hard to provide beers that are bold in flavor and rich in tradition. They have stuck to what they know, allowing food delivery and gourmet food trucks to provide the grub while they provide the beverage.
Erie is part of a revolution that makes beer as local as a single city neighborhood. Each beer and each brewery adds to the richness of Colorado’s brewing history. These four locations are an extraordinary tribute to that history.