Craft beer is no stranger to Denver, and now there is a new spot in town that will offer more than 100 taps of local and regional brews, straight from the tap. Growler USA, a franchise dedicated to American-made craft beverages, is open at 11405 East Briarwood Avenue, in the Arapahoe Lima Center in Centennial.
The Centennial pub will act as the company’s flagship pub, training center and test kitchen, serving as the model store prototype and testing ground for menu and concept development. The location offers draft selections from local breweries, including Chain Reaction, 38 State, Pikes Peak Brewery, Lost Highway, River North and Pug Ryan’s. In addition to craft beer, offerings include hard cider, wine, root beer, cold-pressed coffee and kombucha tea.
“The opening of our flagship pub marks a significant growth milestone for our brand, and we’re proud to be doing it right here in Denver. This location will set the pace for all future Growler USA pubs,” says Dan White, founder and CEO. “We look forward to working with the passionate brewers of our community and becoming the go-to spot for our friends and neighbors in the greater Denver area.”
The Centennial pub welcomes guests with rustic, reclaimed wood bar tops and eco-friendly bamboo tabletops. As a part of its commitment to provide a better craft beverage drinking experience, the pub will offer an expanded food program created to ensure flavors and aromas complement each beverage. Highlights include a Nitro BBQ Cheddar Bacon Burger, made with house-made Nitro BBQ sauce, Tillamook cheddar and thick-cut pork belly bacon, and a Brewben, with shaved corned beef, pilsner sauerkraut, aged Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing served on marble rye.
Growler USA currently has 10 locations throughout the country and is rapidly expanding in major markets across the U.S. Leading-edge technology that simplifies operations for franchisees is integrated into the Growler USA business model, with technology-driven programs to streamline beer monitoring operations.
“Our commitment to the independent brewers goes beyond just serving great beer, and is articulated in our ‘True to the Brew’ philosophy that ensures each beverage is conditioned, held and dispensed as fresh and spirited as it was intended. This includes Cicerone Certified Beer Server training for all servers and beer tenders,” White says.
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