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Fort Collins Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado


The Fort Collins Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado by Morgan Forsyth, Craft Beer Promoter

A new twist in the food and beverage industry is the pairing of craft beers with unique culinary dishes. Beers have the advantage over wine because wines only main ingredient to work with is grapes, while brewers can experiment with hops, barley, yeast, and can add complimentary flavors from spices, nuts, fruits, vegetables, chocolate, and so on. So it is no wonder that The Fort Collins Brewery has a competitive edge over other craft breweries.

                   Fort Collins Brewery and Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern

The brewery started off as H.C. Berger Brewing in the mid 90’s. The brew master at H.C. Berger bought the company out in 2003, and the name was changed to The Fort Collins Brewery. Tom and Jane Peters purchased FCB in 2004, where it has thrived ever since! The Fort Collins Brewery is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, and is still family-owned and operated. FCB has 5 full-time brews that are available year-round and 5 seasonal beers that rotate approximately every four months. They also have two bomber series, one of which is currently the Out of the Ashes brew which is a smoked beer (think malt smoked over wood burning fires) and the Malt Monster, which will be released in April of this year.

Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern is The Fort Collins Brewery restaurant located in the brewery where great beers are paired with great food. My favorite menu item - the confit poutine. This appetizer is made with fresh-cut fries, duck confit, mushroom gravy made with the Chocolate Stout, cheddar cheese curds, and a cranberry chutney made with Major Tom’s American Wheat. Paired with the Rocky Mountain IPA, you are guaranteed a dish that is far from your typical “bar” food. The staff is knowledgeable and can offer you several options of craft brews to pair with your chosen dishes.

A few interesting facts – all of the condiments served in their restaurant, except for ranch, are made in house; the restaurant does not use any walk-in freezers or microwaves (all food is made to order); and all of the organic waste goes out to local farms in the Fort Collins area. The best part – the spent grain from the brewery that isn’t used goes to a farm that uses it for feed for their cows, and in turn The Fort Collins Brewery purchases their beef from the local farm.

You can decide whether the uniqueness of The Fort Collins Brewery comes from the fact that they are the only production brewery in Fort Collins to feature a full-sized restaurant inside of the brewery, the fact that they are family-owned and operated, or that the nature of the brewery is to pair creative dishes with flavorful beers. Whether you are a local looking for a new spot to try, or you are visiting Colorado and wish to have the ultimate craft beer experience – The Fort Collins Brewery is definitely a place worth stopping by.
 





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