River North is one of the newest breweries to open their doors in Downtown Denver. They moved into the old Flying Dog space at 24th and Blake in the Ballpark Neigborhood. They’re brewing some awesome beers with a strong Belgian influence. Matt Hess is the head brewer and owner here. He assembled most of the brewery and tap room himself with the help from some friends and family. Hess is a former Lockheed Martin Engineer who was bitten by the brewing bug in 2009. Just two years later he decided to make a go of his passion and quit his job to begin the planning of River North Brewing Company.
The Hello, Darkness and Hypothesis are my two favorites. The Hypothesis Double IPA is incredibly balanced for having such a high IBU level. It’s not the hop bomb you would expect. It’s more of a bouquet of hops that hit the palate.
Assistant Brewer Patrick Annesty recently began full time at River North. He’s no stranger to the craft beer scene though, he used to stand behind the bar at Euclid Hall.
Be sure to check out River North sometime soon. They’re only a few blocks from the ball park and brew some really tasty beers. If you’re lucky they’ll still have the double IPA on tap.
Hours of Operation
Thursday – 3-9pm
Friday – 3-10pm
Saturday – 3-10pm
Sunday – 3-9pm