Fans of WeldWerks Brewing Co. will have more to love when the beer-maker expands in two ways: First with a restaurant at its Greeley brew house, and second with the opening of a new taproom in Colorado Springs.
Both projects are currently underway, according to Jake Goodman, the brewery’s director of experience. In fact, one has been in the works for awhile.
WeldWerks broke ground in the Springs in September 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused delays in receiving construction permits, according to a statement. Adverse weather also stalled construction.
The 1,300-square-foot taproom plus outdoor beer garden, located at the space formerly occupied by The Dive diner (3043 W. Pikes Peak Ave.), is now slated to open by mid-2022, Goodman said. When it does, there will be more than 20 draft taps for house beers and a second-story patio with a treehouse vibe, he said.
Before then, drinkers who visit the Greeley location will be able to dine onsite. WeldWerks has partnered with chef Tim Meador, co-owner of Tramp About food truck, to open a restaurant called The Annex, which will serve seasonally inspired small plates. Goodman said part of the inspiration came from customers, who often ask where to find food around WeldWerks’ brewery.
The Annex is expected to open by the end of 2021. Buildout includes creating a lounge area that could be utilized for private parties and beer pairing dinners.
“We’re a little more remote,” he said, “so anything we can do to enhance the experience of the people who are being so kind as to take the time to come all the way out here, we want to.”
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