As a person who trades in restaurant news, I can vouch for the unusual amount of excitement that's currently surrounding the opening of the second Colorado Mountain Brewery location in the Roundhouse at 600 S. 21st St.
The buzz dates back to this time last year, when announcement of the expansion was first made. But it's grown recently, as fans have grown seemingly impatient waiting for the doors to open. It's a tremendous location, with rich history and countless pints of potential. (CMB will be the third tenant in 120 years; they've sunk between $1.5 million and $2 million in this brewery installation and renovation.)
As new information has it — we humbly apologize for our part in perpetuating early dates provided to us by a CMB person not fully up to speed — the location will now be opening on Friday, Sept. 7. For reals this time, people ... this comes from general manager Paul Dehner directly.
So please, hang tight another week, then you have our blessing and encouragement to go storm the castle with the rest of the horde.
But for now, I offer you a sneak peek behind the scenes, as the team puts the finishing touches on the building. The photos and details that follow come from a tour earlier today with Dehner and brewmaster Andy Bradley, and also from a chat with investment head Scott Koons.