In third year, Westside microbrewery offers tasting room, newly added patioFossil Brewing Company creates its own beverages and offers a tasting room, plus a newly added outdoors patio for drinkers and diners.
The address is 2845 Ore Mill Road #1 (along a frontage road south of Highway 24 between 26th and 31st streets).
Founded in 2013, the business was started and is still co-owned by five friends - Josh and Colleen Bye, Rich and Katrina Benson, and Graham Clark.
Customers can order pints, half-pints and taster flights, as well as beer to-go. Through an agreement with the microbrewery, a food truck - from a different local company each night - parks outside Wednesday to Saturday evenings so sustenance can be ordered with drinks.
In keeping with the Fossil name, all the brews have a prehistoric type of monicker. Also, a science talk is offered monthly through a connection with the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park.
Fossil is open daily Tuesdays to Sundays.
The owners chose the location because "we really appreciate the character of the Westside and Old Colorado City, and it's something we hope to contribute to and continue to be involved with, Josh Bye said. We also considered the close proximity to nearby trails and the visibility and ease of access from nearby Highway 24 and 31st Street.
For more information, call 375-8298, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to fossilbrewing.com.
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