Wynkoop Brewing Company
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OBF #16 ( Wynkoop Brewing Company ) In 1988, four friends – John Hickenlooper, Jerry Williams, Mark Schiffler and Russell Schehrer – opened the first craft brewery in Denver on Skid Row in the century-old J. S. Brown Mercantile Building. They built a bar by the building’s old vault, and another bar in the back of the building’s expansive showroom. They installed a small brewhouse on the main floor. They placed 22 pool tables on the second floor and called it Wynkoop Billiards. It’s known as the brewery that brewed a neighborhood because—without exaggeration—the Wynkoop helped catalyze the revitalization of LoDo.
The Oregon Brewers Festival is one of the oldest and largest craft beer festivals in the nation. It is known Worldwide and has just celebrated 30 years of cheers. Selling a little bit of history. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the founder Art Larrance.