Steamboat is set to welcome, not one, but TWO new breweries in the upcoming months. What is it about this town that makes it to appealing to brewers?
“We’re both making beer with some of the best water in the world,” explains Mark Fitzgerald, owner and manager at Butcherknife Brewing Company. “We get it straight from the source and get first use of this prime, mountain water. We don’t have to take anything out of the water to work with it—we’re working with blank slate and can do whatever we want from there.”
Butcherknife Brewing Company
While Butcherknife will open a tasting room by the end of April, the brewery’s real focus is on getting the beer into bars and restaurants before the taproom opens. Fitzgerald says that Butcherknife’s goal is to be a good representation of what the town of Steamboat has to offer: a friendly atmosphere with western hospitality.
“We make what we like to drink and we hope that others like that too,” says Fitzgerald. “We don’t feel beholden to traditional styles. We want to do things our own way, to do things the Steamboat way.”