Month: February 2017

Big Choice Brewing Moving to Buddhist Temple in Brighton

Big Choice Brewing, located off 118th Place in Broomfield, Colorado, will be relocating their brewery to 21 S. 1st Avenue in Brighton, Colorado, with an expected opening date of late May, 2017. Their current taproom will remain open until then.  Big Choice has been a part of the Broomfield community for roughly five years since opening in May of 2012. Expanding beyond taproom draft sales in March of 2013 into distribution across the Front Range, Big Choice has been faced with growing pains of a small two-level taproom off a cul-de-sac in an industrial park in Broomfield since inception.

Big Choice has been searching for a new location for more than two years.  A deal they were close to finalizing in the Broomfield area fell through in December, 2016, which caused Big Choice to continue their search elsewhere across the Front Range.  “We searched all over Broomfield, Arvada, Thornton, and within close proximity to where our regular customers lived, but it became clear after seeing the Buddhist temple in Brighton, that it was the best space for our growth,” said Andrea Miller, Co-Owner and Events/Community Manager at Big Choice Brewing. “It was a hard decision for us.  Broomfield is where we began and where we wanted to stay.  We love the Broomfield community, but we have to do what’s best for Big Choice and this new space is amazing,” said Miller.

The new space is a historic Buddhist temple built in 1940 by Japanese-Americans as a place of worship in the community. After renovations, the temple now boasts two outdoor patios, high ceilings with exposed wooden beams and 5,300 square feet for both a taproom and brewing. The current Broomfield taproom has as an eight-tap system, but the new location will allow for a 15-20 tap system, as well as an increase of occupancy from 50 to 180 people. Nathaniel Miller, co-owner and Brewmaster, explains that the change in focus from primarily distribution to a more prominent taproom is due to the constant fluctuation and competition in the Colorado craft beer market.  “With an increased battle for shelf space and the importance of maintaining fresh beer in liquor stores, it is time for a slight change for Big Choice.” He stands behind the idea that the larger taproom will allow Big Choice to focus on providing their customers with “fresher beer, more often, and with more choices.” Also, Big Choice will utilize their in-house canning line to package experimental and small batch beers that will only be available for purchase in the taproom, guaranteeing optimal freshness.

The current taproom space is limiting because it does not allow for live music or patio space. “It’s important to give our customers an amazing experience while they enjoy our beer, and this new location will be able to provide all of that…more choices,” says Brewmaster Miller, “Broomfield will always have a place in our hearts and we hope that those that have supported us for the first five years will join us on our next journey.”

We have started a GoFundMe to help with the cost of the new tasting room- a bigger space means more awesome handmade tables for more seating! You can check it out here: https://www.gofundme.com/bigchoicebrewing

American Heart Association Benefit-Hearts For Sale

UPDATE: All remaining hearts are now $20 or less. Please remember all proceeds benefit The American Heart Association so grab your one-of-a-kind he(art) and donate to a great cause.

We had a very successful night of roughly 30 hearts submitted to our Heart Art Show- a show to bring awareness to heart health during the month of February.

The hearts will be on display throughout the rest of the month, available for purchase ranging between $10-$50+

Several local breweries also submitted hearts for the show- Kokopelli Beer Company, 4Noses, Nighthawk, and two submissions from Big Choice Brewing. Now is your chance to take home a piece of a Broomfield brewery to give to your loved one, or simply hang in your home.

100% of money from the sale of hearts will be donated to the American Heart Association.

For pictures of available hearts: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BigChoiceBrewing/photos/?tab=album&album_id=964810100286475

 

Bal Swan Ball Charity Event

Big Choice Brewing is proud to be one of the sponsors at Broomfield’s Bal Swan Ball on March 4th, a tradition they have kept since opening.

The Bal Swan Children’s Center is a preschool serving both children with special needs and their peers with typical needs. Every year they host a ball to support inclusivity, something that the school values in the Broomfield Community.

This year’s ball has a Neverland theme and Big Choice is donating two specially brewed beers for this special occasion. Each year donors are asked to dress up for the occasion in themed clothes or in black tie.

Big Choice will donate two specially brewed beers for the occasion:

The Tinkerbell inspired beer, a Honey Kiwi Blonde, is a spin off a traditional English Golden ale, with added Kiwi extract, and Honey malt.

The Captain Hook inspired beer, a Black Currant Irish red, adds a complex layers of a traditional Irish red with Black Currants to give this beer a darker side.

For more information about Bal Swan, their Ball, and opportunities to donate visit: http://www.balswan.org/ball/

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