Welcome

 

Just Released to Select Liquor Stores, 

Staple English IPA and Window Tour Hefeweizen Cans

Our vision of craft beer can be summed up in a few words:  Science Balanced With Creativity.  Now we know some of you folks out there will say that our beers are not as creative as some of our craft beer brethren.  The funny thing about making beer is that it is much harder to create a great craft beer within a style than it is to simply add adjuncts and flavors to beers and create the illusion of quality by overwhelming the palate.  That being said, we will always have 5 core beers that are held to strict stylistic and scientific guidelines.  We analyze these beers in our lab to make sure we are within the guidelines and that each batch is consistent.  For the more daring folks out there, we always have 4-7 beers that are a bit outside the box.  From Imperial IPAs made with hops only from Colorado to Juniper Berry Belgian Singles to Colorado Wildflower Honey Blonde Ales.  We will always push the limits of what we can brew for you balancing science and creativity.Our passion is not just held to liquid in a glass, but also to the community around us that makes our so-called “work” possible.  We strive to participate in community events, sponsor local charitable festivals and invest in our economy by purchasing our state of the art, new American made 20 barrel brewhouse.  We want to always be a strong presence in the community that supports our efforts.  So, stop by - visit the taproom, soak up some Colorado sun on our patio with your family and friends for an afternoon or evening after a day well lived in our fine craft beer state of mind!

Ask for Grist beer everywhere and look for us here:

Alamo Draft House           High Plains Tap House           McKinner's Pizza
Barrels and Bottles Highlands Ranch Golf Club Mellow Mushroom - Lone Tree
Black Sky Brewery Historians Ale House Mile High Station
Colorado Craft Hops and Pie Old Blinking Light
Colorado Keg House Jake's Brew Bar Old Chicago - Lakewood (Union)
Colorado Plus Lil' Ricci's Old Chicago - Lakewood (Wadsworth)
Lucky Pie - Denver Lodo's - Downtown Old Chicago - Littleton
Denver Bicycle Cafe Lodo's - Highlands Ranch Old Chicago - Southland
Ernie's Bar and Pizza Lodo's - Westminster Old Chicago Arap Xing
Parry's Pizza - Castle Rock Parry's Pizza - Highlands Ranch Parry's Pizza - Greenwood Village
Maddie's Biergarten Salsa Brava The Lobby
Perry Park Country Club Squirrel Creek Lodge World of Beer - Cherry Creek
Rackhouse Pub Stapleton Tap House Hard Rock Cafe - Denver

 Great Northern Tavern

Ask your liquor stores for our bombers as this list of current stores keeps growing:

Heritage Wine and Liquor        Davidson's Liquors       Pyramid Discount Liquor
Hazel's Beverage World Argonaut Wine and Liquor  Grapes Wine Market & Spirits
Cork Wine and Spirits Little's Wines Beer Spirits  Highlands Wine and Spirits
Small Batch Liquors Mr. B's Wine and Spirits  Highland Wine Seller
Bubbles Liquor World  Mondo Vino  Hugo's Beer and Spirits
Lukas Liquor  Applejack Wine and Spirits  Arrow Liquormart
Mile High Wine and Spirits  Chatfield Wine and Spirits Incredible Wine and Spirits

What's Happening

Grist Running Club

4/1/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Details


Trivia Night

4/1/2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Details


Wong Way Veg

4/2/2015 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Details


Brava Pizza

4/3/2015 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Details


Jessie's Smokin' NOLA

4/4/2015 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Details



Some of our Beers Some of our Beers

Not sure what to try when stopping by the taproom? Try our newest STAFF PICK!

Robert's Redford Irish Red Ale - Tyler, Dustin and rob, struggled with this one a little bit.  They debated for a couple days as to if they should make a Red IPA or an hoppy Red Ale or a true to style Irish Red Ale.  In the end, they decided on an Irish Red Ale.  This beer has a substantial malt backbone and you will notice that in the nose that smells of rich malt and the aftertaste that leaves a soft malty sweetness on your palate.  With a medium body and noble hop flavor, this is an easy drinking beer that will go down smooth.  You might say that it's a bit darker than a traditional Irish Red and you'd be correct.  Rob grabbed a bag of 475 L chocolate malt instead of the 375 L chocolate malt.  Oh well.  It's still a great beer and proof that once in awhile rob actually does make a mistake.

For the more serious beer geeks out there or those wanting to know more: Every forget about head space in your carboys when you home brew?  Typically you only make that mistake once or twice before you toss those bubbles and go to strictly blow off tubes.  Well, a lot of folks ask us about our fermentation vessels.  We always call them 20 bbl fermentation vessels.  But are they really?  No, they aren't.  Our fermentation vessels actually have a 30% head space.  So each vessel can actually hold 26 bbls.  This allows us to fill them up and not worry too much about the krausen.  Although sometimes we still get significant krausen escaping in the blow off tube.  The new 60 bbl fermentation vessel has a capacity of 75 bbl.  Why not 80 bbl as that would be 30%?  Simple, it wouldn't fit.  So when you are home brewing, resist the urge to fill the carboy all the way up.  Leave some head space and you'll have less clean up in the long run.