|Brewers Todd Baldwin, Michael Acerra, and Jeff Lockhart in the newly opened Red Leg Brewing Co tap room.|
These words were on the chalkboard last weekend when Red Leg Brewing Company opened their doors with a bang, and with a solid lineup of beers, during the fitting July 4th holiday. This brewery has big plans. Big 15 barrel plans, but it is going to take some time. As it is a familiar story with several new breweries and expanding breweries, Red Leg is still waiting on the 15 barrel system for another couple of months. They are expecting, and hoping, to be brewing on the system in September so they can begin distribution soon thereafter. It puts them a little behind schedule, but with their smaller pilot system they’re still able to crank out some brews.
Two of their brewers have already picked up a small canning line. They bought the two-filler set up from Great Crescent Brewing in Indiana on what sounds like an adventure of a trek to bring it to their spacious brewery off of Forge Road, near Garden of the Gods Road. Until the anticipated system arrives, they will continue to keep up with demand on their one barrel pilot system.
|Red Leg’s 1 Barrel Brewing System|
|Red Leg’s tap handles against their chalkboard
Thanks to such a popular response to their opening, Red Leg will be doubling their tasting room hours just two weeks in to their operations. Starting July 18th, they will be open Thursday through Sunday, Noon-8pm. If you are looking to check them out this weekend, they will be open Friday and Saturday, Noon-8pm. It is always welcoming to see new breweries in the Pikes Peak Region, and encouraging to see them do so well.
Red Leg Brewing is located at 4630 Forge Rd. in Colorado Springs.