The idea for the brewery started in early 2017 as a conversation between two friends in a brewery in Colorado Springs. Tony Briggs, the founder lived in Elizabeth and Scott Roberts, the original brewer lived in Colorado Springs serving and part-time brewing for another brewery. After a few beers we decided it wasn’t that crazy of an idea. Tony said to Scott, “You brew the beer, I’ll figure out how to make this happen.” About a year and a half later (and a lot of paperwork), we started the remodel on our historic building, on Main Street in Elizabeth, CO. We worked tirelessly all summer long, doing as much as we could for ourselves to save money and were finally able to set an opening date of December 15th, 2018. Since then we have seen growth each month and have done everything we can to root ourselves in our community by supporting it however we can.
At the heart, we’re a brewery just like any other brewery. We make and sell beer. However, we get to be in a small farm-town that creates the perfect setting for a comforting feel in our tap room. We made sure that we let all of those worried about us trying to “change Elizabeth” know we would be embracing the history, not trying to erase it.
We’ve done big things and little things to prove this and to try and cement ourselves into our community. To help support as many other local businesses as possible, we don’t have food trucks. Instead, we have partnered with the local restaurants and have a deal with them, where they will now deliver to EBC. The pizzeria, Buzzards Big Mouth Pizza and Catalinas Diner. So when you come to EBC and get a beer and order food, you now support multiple local small businesses.
One big thing that we do, is to support our first responders in our community. We have done some collaborations with other local businesses such as the Elizabeth Fire Department, Elbert County Sherriff's Department, The American Legion (Post 82). We also support local businesses and events such as Pints in the Pines, The Elizabeth Stampede and Rodeo, Dads of Elbert County, and the Celtic Festival.
One event that we’re most proud of is our Friday night market event in the summer from June to August. We partner with the town and hold a hybrid “farmers market and concert series” every Friday night. It is free entry, so you can peruse local vendors, watch live bands play, get beer, wine and food from food trucks. This event is the ONLY thing happening most of Friday’s in Elizabeth. We don’t charge for entry because we want families to be able to come and enjoy themselves for a night, without having to spend all of their money. We invite everyone to come out and literally have a fun evening outside, watching live music, where the kid can run around and not spend a dime.
We know that anyone can open a brewery, but what sets us apart is our want and ability to root ourselves in the community and support as many people in our community as we can.
Three of our five owners proudly served or are still serving our country in the military.
Bring your pup! We have water bowls available, we just ask that you keep them on a leash.