|Courtesy of Green Man Taproom|
What Falling Rock is for Denver, or Mayor of Old Town is for Fort Collins, Green Man Taproom and Beer Garden is hoping to be for Colorado Springs. This city has been missing a spacious taproom with beer garden and an extensive beer list. Owners Scott and Petra Simmons are hoping to fill this void with Green Man. They have been visiting breweries and taprooms for years, taking pictures and notes of the good and the bad.
This weekend you can get a bit of a preview of Green Man Taproom, a tap house and potential beer garden (city approval for the latter is still pending) featuring 50+ taps, slated to open in February 2014. They are holding a sneak peek beer festival this Saturday, November 9th from 2-6pm at 320 S. Weber Street. The festival will feature beers from distributors and local brewers that the taproom will showcase.
Tickets are available for $35 each. Your ticket buys you half-pint samples of numerous beers and food from Za Pizza. There are between 50 and 100 tickets available at the time of this post, so make sure to get yours now!
This festival will also serve as a charity fundraiser for the non-profit American Distance Project, also run by Green Man owner Scott Simmons, with all proceeds going towards that cause.
The future location of Green Man Taproom is the historic AME Carter-Payne chapel. The Gothic style and dramatic ceiling are highlights of this hand-hewn stone chapel. The former worship hall is planned to feature a central bar, and plentiful seating with construction starting after the first of the year.
It is a beautiful venue, and should be a great tap room. Tours will be offered during the festival.
Stay tuned with Green Man through their Facebook page.