Most breweries grow and grow to meet demand and to meet at least a little economy of scale but once you get big, what then?
Go small again! At least that is the case with New Belgium which will open a 10-barrel pilot brewery this year.
Some explanation of the plan is in order:
The brewery will be in downtown Denver on the ground floor of the not-yet opened Source Hotel.
The Source Hotel is next door to the Source Culinary Market (where you can find Crooked Stave)
New Belgium will be making primarily small batch, barrel-aged sour offerings.
50 oak barrels will be pulled up or elevator-ed up to the top of the building to a new bar called,
Then, beers, cocktails and food will be paired together.