Fort Collins Brewery

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Fort Collins Brewery
The Fort Collins Brewery Logo.jpg
Fort Collins Brewery Logo
Location Fort Collins, Colorado
United States
Opened 1992
Barrels per year 32,300 barrels
Owner(s) Tom Peters and Jan Peters
Active beers
Name Type
Chocolate Stout American stout
Red Banshee American amber ale
Rocky Mountain IPA American IPA
Seasonal beers
Name Type
Big Shot Winter Warmer
Maibock Maibock
Major Tom’s American Wheat Witbier
Doppel Bock Doppel Bock
Oktoberfest Oktoberfest
Hoptitude Extra Imperial Pale Ale
Double Chocolate Stout American Stout

Fort Collins Brewery (abbreviated as FCB) was founded on June 1, 1992 by Sandy Jones, Karen Jones. Originally named the H.C. Berger Brewing Company, Fort Collins Brewery had a capacity of 8,840 Barrels and Jesse Angell serving as the head brewer.[1]

The Joneses sold the business in 1996. It was seized from the new owners in 2002 for failure to pay taxes, and the Joneses took it back in August 2003.[2] In 2004, Tom Peters and Jan Peters took over.[3]

In August 2010, the brewery moved and expanded to include a self-owned restaurant called Gravity 1020, which opened on May 12, 2011 for dinner under command of Chef Brian Shaner. Fort Collins Brewery is one of 13 production breweries to include a restaurant. As of 2011, the company employed 60 workers.[4]

Fort Collins Brewery used about 2.5 million gallons of water in 2012.[5]

Distribution[edit]

Fort Collins Brewery beer is found in the following states:[6]

  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia

Fort Collins Brewery Beer is also exported to Sweden.[7]

Beers[edit]

Full Time Production

  • Red Banshee
  • Chocolate Stout
  • Rocky Mountain IPA
  • 1020 Pale Ale (Coming October, 2014)


Seasonal Production

  • Maibock
  • Hoptitude
  • Doppel Bock
  • Double Chocolate Stout
  • Big Shot
  • Oktoberfest
  • Out of the Ashes
  • Malt Monster

Awards[edit]

  • Red Banshee: 2012 US Open Beer Championship, Silver medal, American Red category[8]
  • Bambastic: 2012 Great American Beer Festival, Gold medal, Smoke Beer category[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CNN: In-Depth Food - Colorado Breweries - H-J". 1998. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Kegg, Amy (19 March 2004). "CVB drafts local breweries for fresh tourism campaign". Northern Colorado Business Report (Fort Collins: Northern Colorado Business Review) 9 (14): 3. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Kadlub, Luanne (13 February 2009). "Family brews up growing business". Northern Colorado Business Report (Fort Collins: Northern Colorado Business Review) 14 (11): 7. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Young, David (3 May 2011). "Fort Collins Brewery opening a new eatery". Fort Collins Coloradoan (Fort Collins, Colroado: Gannett). Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Armbrister, Molly (19 April 2013). "Tasting fire: Breweries prep for burn season". Northern Colorado Business Report (Fort Collins: Northern Colorado Business Review) 18 (16): A2. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Butler, Dave (10 December 2011). "Profile: The Fort Collins Brewery". Fermentedly Challenged. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Young, David (31 January 2013). "Fort Collins Brewery beers to hit Sweden in June". Fort Collins Coloradoan (Fort Collins, Colroado: Gannett). Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "More Than 1650 Beers Entered In The 2012 US Open Beer Championship; Atlanta, Boston, Oregon Breweries Come Out On Top". U.S. Open Beer Championship. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "2012 Great American Beer Festival Winners". Great American Beer Festival. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 

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