FATE BREWING WILL LEAVE BOULDER FOR NEARBY CITIES
Boulder-based Fate Brewing’s expansion plans include a new brewpub in Louisville’s Colorado Tech Center and a restaurant in Lafayette.
The move comes as the company puts its brewing space — Avery Brewing’s former warehouses at 5763 Arapahoe Blvd. — back on the market. The decision was made after company officials ceded to federal licensing issues, according to spokeswoman Alyssa Lundgren.
The warehouses made it too difficult for federal licensing authorities to approve plans for a manufacturing brewery coupled with a brewpub on the same site, Lundgren said, adding that Fate tried unsuccessfully to solve the problem by switching its brewpub license to a manufacturing license.
Now, the company has leased a 15,000-square-foot building in Louisville’s Colorado Tech Center — an industrial hub typically reserved for space-race innovation and largescale manufacturing — where it plans to open a larger brewing space to fill the company’s production needs and a small restaurant.
“The goal for the Louisville space is production,” Lundgren said. “More beer is always good.”
The opening could come as early as late 2017.
Fate Brewing’s departure from Boulder is on tap.