Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Red Leg Brewing Company announces new, expanded facility near Garden of the Gods

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 3:54 PM

click to enlarge A conceptual rendering of the planned Red Leg Brewing Co. facility. - COURTESY RED LEG BREWING COMPANY
  • Courtesy Red Leg Brewing Company
  • A conceptual rendering of the planned Red Leg Brewing Co. facility.
Red Leg Brewing Company president Todd Baldwin has announced a new headquarters for the brewery, currently in the conceptual phase. It'll be a new structure located at 3210 Arrowswest Drive, near where Garden of the Gods Road meets 30th Street, and Baldwin hopes to open doors in 2019. It's an ambitious facility, not only serving as the new brewery and taproom but hosting an outdoor food hall and market, styled after similar efforts around the country.

The new facility will substantially expand Red Leg's production capacity, numbers pending a final design, and host an expanded tap setup. Red Leg's taproom and brew facility will be in a building designed to resemble an Air Force hangar. It's also bike accessible, located near a trail that leads through Blair Bridge Open Space into Garden of the Gods via the Dakota and Palmer-Mesa trails.

“We’ll actually tie those into the facility," says Baldwin.

The food hall and market will be made from repurposed shipping containers and feature several outdoor walkways and rooftop decks, as well as indoor seating. Baldwin cites the Green Jeans Farmery in Albuquerque as a key inspiration. At this point, he's in the early stages of courting food businesses to open in the facility.

The brewery's current Forge Road location will close, but Baldwin says they won't start decommissioning it until the new facility's ready to take over operations — he's hoping for zero closure in the transition.

In the more immediate term, Baldwin has announced distribution in Oklahoma and parts of Texas, starting Aug. 1, with Red Leg's beers set to appear primarily in military commissaries.

“This will continue to drive home our goal of being the craft beer of the military," he says. 

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