New beer maker taking over taps at Breckenridge Brewery

A new brewery will soon take over Breckenridge's space. Photos by Burl Rolett.

A new brewery will soon take over Breckenridge’s space. Photos by Burl Rolett.

Another high-country beer maker is bellying up to a Kalamath Street bar as Breckenridge Brewery closes its tab.

Denver businessman Steve Mooney, acting as 471 Kalamath LLC, last week bought the Breckenridge Brewery building at 471 Kalamath St. for $3.35 million, city records show. Mooney said he will be leasing the property to Edwards-based Crazy Mountain Brewery.

“We’re not in the beer business,” Mooney said. “We have purchased the property and then we’re leasing it to another party who is going to operate the brewery.”

Mooney’s purchase includes the brewery and restaurant, a 55-year-old building that, according to city records, totals about 37,000 square feet. The deed also includes a pair of surface parking lots directly behind the brewery.

Breckenridge Brewery will shut down its Kalamath Street tap house at the end of the week, restaurant staff said.

Breckenridge-Wynkoop LLC, the company that owns both Breckenridge Brewery and downtown’s Wynkoop Brewing Co., has announced plans to shed its real estate holdings. Breckenridge Brewery recently opened a new $35 million production brewing facility in Littleton.

Crazy Mountain is based in Edwards, slightly west of Avon. A company spokeswoman declined to comment on the brewery’s plans. The company does have a job posting for an office manager at a second brewery in Denver listed on its website.

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