Platt Park Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado by Morgan Forsyth, Craft Beer Promoter
Not long ago, a
brewery opened its doors in the heart of the Platt Park neighborhood and old
Pearl Street in Denver, Colorado. Nine months later, with a name change and
a Great American Beer Festival medal, Platt Park Brewing has made a solid
foundation in the brewing industry.
Gump’s Lager snuck up and snagged a silver medal in the Vienna Lager category at
the Great American Beer Festival, which was a huge milestone for the brewery not
even being opened for one year. For many breweries, this kind of accomplishment
takes years to achieve. Aside from visualizing and working towards more medals,
Platt Park brewing has several upcoming endeavors to keep advancing. One of the
next approaching business moves is putting in a beer engine, so the brewery will
be able to do traditional English-style cask beers. Their barrel program is also
on the rise – they received two barrels from Laws Whiskey House, whom now has a
waiting list for breweries wanting to receive their barrels for small-batch,
local connections (Laws makes the Four Grain Straight Bourbon).
The brewers are also focusing more on their current beers, so beer enthusiasts
will be seeing more and more of them at festivals and competition in the
Needless to say, this brewery has made an unyielding mark in the industry – and
should be on everyone’s Brewery Bucket List this year!