Garlic, basil, lavender and chamomile — on a list of expected flavors to find in a beer, those four items would be at the bottom. But for the newest brewery in Denver, The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, that is exactly the point. The base beers are all traditional, but each addition is meant to take the drinker on an international journey from their location in the heart of the Santa Fe Arts District.
303 Magazine 2017-05-30
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, the newest addition to the Mile High City brewing scene, is hosting a grand opening on Saturday, May 20 at its space at 925 West Eighth Avenue. Founders Ben Gettinger and Andrew Moore had their hearts set on bringing some international flair to their beers and that is exactly what they did.
DENVER EATER 2017-05-19
Over the past decade, craft beer has risen from relative obscurity, to relative general commercial buy-in and now reached the point of exploring the next great frontiers of innovation. From spirit barrel-aging, to mix-culture sours and wilds, lupulin powder to adjunct ingredients, our understanding of beer continues to expand each and every day.
Punch your round-the-world ticket tomorrow when Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, Denver's newest brewery, opens its doors for the first the time at 925 West Eighth Avenue in the Art District on Santa Fe.
Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project co-founders Andrew Moore, Ben Gettinger, and Nick Fredman have had little time to rest in the first five months of 2017. In mid-January, the team broke ground on its new brewery in the Santa Fe Arts District. Ninety-five days later, they moved in, and Moore—also the head-brewer—was creating their first batch of beer in the new digs.
5280 magazine 2017-05-18
The proprietors at Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project began to slowly open the garage door this week in the Art District on Santa Fe, inviting everyone from contractors and industry peers to the media to sample their unusual lineup of brews.
Thirst colorado 2017-05-17
DENVER, CO (May 11, 2017) — The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project™ has hired its opening staff to serve customers at its tasting room at 925 W 8th Ave. in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe.
“This is a great group with considerable experience from some fantastic local breweries. We’ve been blown away by how incredibly knowledgeable about beer they are, and they’ve been loving getting to know Intrepid Sojourner’s brews so they can talk about them with the public,” said taproom manager Kevin McCrossin, who brings experience to Intrepid Sojourner from a similar role at Golden’s Cannonball Creek. “We’re lucky to have found people on the same page as us about the importance of the customer experience and as passionate about the story of beer as we are.”
Kyle Freeman, who has been in Colorado since childhood, has a data science background and comes most recently from Tivoli. Colorado Native Chris Friermood comes from Deep Draft and works on his own educational startup. Chad Ickes joins after a stint at Brian Common, his first Denver beer stop after working at a craft beer bar in Columbus, Ohio. Sarah Lawrence brings experience as a local art-gallery event coordinator and has experience working at and starting restaurants in her native Boston.
Gates Minis, from Savannah, Ga., worked at Fiction Beer Co. for its first two years of operations and has experience at River North Brewing and First Draft, as well as several years of volunteer experience at GABF. Joey Seaman worked at Firestone Walker in Southern California before relocating to Colorado. Ft. Wayne, Ind., native Savannah Snyder brings a graphic design background and experience serving at the Mountain Sun family of establishments.
“I’m pumped about this group. Training has gone fantastically well,” said company partner Nick Fredman.
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project opens to the public May 20 and will serve brews inspired by flavors from around the world.
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WASHINGTON PARK PROFILE 2017-05-05
Andrew Moore and Ben Gettinger are opening Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, a brewery that will specialize in "internationally inspired twists on traditional beer styles." That means the Belgian-style tripel will be made with lavender, the stout will be brewed with Turkish coffee, and the amber will be made with garlic. You can find those and several other beers today during the grand opening. Moore, the head brewer, used to be an archaeologist, which is why the beers will feature ingredients from around the world. The brewery, located along the busy Eighth Avenue corridor in west Denver, will also feature maps and travel decor.
PRESS RELEASE 2017-04-25
DENVER, CO (April 25, 2017) — The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project™ will open its doors to the public on May 20, 2017. Located at 925 W 8th Ave. in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, the new brewery will serve approximately twelve brews at opening, many inspired by flavors from around the world.
“We are thrilled that we are finally almost ready to let the public drink our beers,” founder and brewer Andrew Moore said. After the opening weekend, the taproom will be open seven days a week.
The opening lineup will include not only commonly found brews such as a Belgian Blonde, an Irish Red, and a 120-IBU, 9.8% ABV Rye IPA, but also niche regional and historical beers like a Polish Grätzer; hybrids like a “Chamomile Hef-Wit,” a Strong Scotch Ale brewed with peated malt evoking Islay scotches, and a brown ale mixing American and British styles; and exotic takes on traditional styles like an Apricot-and-Date Hefeweizen, a Pear Saison, a Basil IPA, a Garlic Amber, a Lavender Tripel, and a foreign/export stout with Turkish coffee, cardamom, and sweet orange peel.
“Free tasting events we’ve done lead me to believe the Basil IPA and Turkish coffee stout will be very popular,” Moore said. The homebrew iteration of his Strong Scotch Ale won Best of Show at the Avery Strong Ales Homebrew Competition in 2012.
The beers are produced on a brand-new seven-barrel system from Alpha Brewing Operations out of Lincoln, NE. Moore plans to keep all six fermenters full as long as it takes to work up to filling the tasting room’s 20 tap lines, a couple of which will be devoted to kombucha or soda for the non-beer drinkers in a group of customers.
“We want our taproom to be a place where everyone feels comfortable,” Moore said. General contractor BUILT. Construction is providing travel-themed interior décor, such as painted topographic lines, a suitcase-shelf wall, and a magnetic world map.
Next month, Andrew Moore and Ben Gettinger plan to open the Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, a brewery that will specialize in "internationally inspired twists on traditional beer styles." That means the Belgian-style tripel will be made with lavender, the stout will be brewed with Turkish coffee and the amber will be made with, yes, garlic.
PRESS RELEASE 2017-01-06
DENVER, CO (January 6, 2017) — Renovations are underway at the site of Sojourner’s Brewing Project, LLC’s future brewery at 925 W 8th Ave. in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe.
“We’re so excited to get to this point. It’s been a long time trying to realize this dream, and this groundbreaking is an important step,” said founder and brewer Andrew Moore.
The company retained local architect William Wood to design the new space, which recently underwent an interior demolition, leaving only the shell. Woodhas recently worked on local breweries including Little Machine Beer, Seedstock Brewery, the upcoming Zuni Street Brewing Company.
BUILT. Construction of Longmont is the general contractor, which worked on Copper Kettle Brewing, is just completing Backstage Coffee, and also has an upcoming cold-storage project with Left Hand Brewing.
The approximately 2,200-square foot building will house the production facility in approximately half of the available space and the 58-capacity taproom in the other half. A patio will rest out front, with a five-space parking lot facing 8th Ave.
The brewery hopes to open its doors this spring. “Were excited to see this space materialize, and we’re looking forward to giving local craft beer drinkers a nice space to try a new beer, learn, and make new friends,” Moore said
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Two local brewers, Andrew Moore and Benjamin Gettinger will open Sojourner's Brewing Project in January, 2017, BusinessDen reported. The coming attraction will be located in a 2,400 square foot former laundromat and convenience store space at 925 W. Eighth Avenue, near the Santa Fe Art District.
DENVER EATER 2016-09-02
Two first-time Denver entrepreneurs want to have new beer recipes spinning through a former art district laundromat next year.
Andrew Moore, 30, and Benjamin Gettinger, 31, plan to open Sojourner’s Brewing Project near the Santa Fe Art District in January.
press release 2016-04-27
IN DENVER’S ART DISTRICT ON SANTA FE
DENVER, CO (April 27, 2016) — Sojourner’s Brewing Project, LLC has signed a lease for property at 925 W 8th Ave in Denver, CO, in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe. The company plans to renovate the existing building and apply for a brewing license with state and federal liquor authorities and a sales room license with the state to operate a tasting room in the space.
“I’m thrilled to have locked down a location in the arts district,” said founder and brewer Andrew Moore, whose parents run a photography gallery in his hometown of Bloomington, IN. “I’ve always enjoyed the feel of arts districts and the creativity that permeates the community.”
That creativity will play into Moore’s brews, which will draw on exotic flavors from around the world. He came to Colorado in 2010 for a graduate program at the University of Colorado Boulder, spending time on Classical archaeology digs in the Mediterranean, an area from where much of his beer-flavoring inspiration arises.
“I want my beer to take people to some far away spot, to pique their curiosity when they’re at home between adventures,” Moore said. He looked for space to start a brewery off and on for a few years before partnering with Ben Gettinger to form Sojourner’s Brewing Project, LLC last autumn.
Moore and Gettinger hope to open the brewer’s doors some time in early 2017.