Tuesday, September 08, 2015

F is for Factotum Brewhouse

You may remember that as I was composing the list of Denver breweries that I had not visited, it struck me that most of the letters of the alphabet were covered by the beginning letters of the brewery names.

I started with A ... A is for Alpine Dog Brewing Company

Next up was B ... B is for Baere Brewing Company

After B comes C ... C is for Comrade Brewing Company

Are you recognizing a pattern here? ... D is for Draw, Boggy (I took a little artistic licence to change Boggy Draw into Draw, Boggy)

And then, of course, E ... E is for Epic Brewing Company

Care to guess what is next? You don't have to; I'll tell you.

Factotum Brewhouse is unique in my list. The owner of Factotum reached out to me on my my Contact Me form on this blog with a press release. I blogged about it back in June of 2013 (see Factotum Brewhouse).

That isn't really what makes it unique, although not many breweries reach out to me before opening.

What really makes Factotum unique is that most of the beers served in its taproom are homebrew recipes brewed by home-brewers on the brewery's system. Genius, really. I can imagine that homebrewers are lining up to be part of the lineup. Brewing on a professional system is part of the dream.

If you are a homebrewer, I suggest going to their Brewing With Us page and see what it takes. Seems like fun.

The Beer Model and I first went to Factotum on a date night back in July.

Yes, July.

Yes, I really need to work on getting caught up with blog posts so I can get more recent information on here.

Anyway ... since this was such a long time ago, I won't go into much detail on the beers. It was long enough ago that the lineup has completely changed by now.

Suffice it to say that all the beers were great.

The Beer Model even said she loved a White IPA, which is really a strange thing to hear her say.

The taproom atmosphere was great, pretty typical of the small Denver Breweries. The staff was polite and helpful. The experience was wonderful. If you are a beer geek at all, you have to check out this brewery.... especially if you are a homebrewer.

And, as I mentioned above, ask about how you can brew with them.

They are located at 3845 Lipan St Denver, CO 80211.

Their hours are:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 4pm-10pm
Wednesday: 4pm-10pm
Thursday: 4pm-10pm
Friday: 3pm-10pm
Saturday: Noon-10pm
Sunday: Noon-8pm

I suggest stopping by and ordering a sample of everything. I think you will not be disappointed.

Let me know if you stop by and especially if you brew with them.

It is so cool.

Go Bears!

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