BREW NEWS: Casita Brewing Co. coming to Stanley Marketplace

first_imgAURORA | The growing galaxy of Aurora-based brewers became more crowded this week after the team behind the forthcoming Stanley Marketplace announced Casita Brewing Co. will have a pad inside the hulking bazaar.The Stanley location will be the first brick-and-mortar outpost for Casita, which was started last year by husband and wife Javiér Pérez Koch and Jennifer Pérez. Koch, who daylights as an emergency physician at the VA Hospital in Denver, said that visitors to the new brewery can expect a row of standard microbrew taps, including an amber, IPA, porter and stout, as well as a flagship line of draughts influenced by his Mexican and German heritage.“We’re working on different styles of german beers like dunkels, schwarzbiers and weisses, and we’ll infuse them with some Mexican inspirations,” he said.The brewery will occupy about 3,000 square feet of space in the 140,000-square-foot former Stanley Aviation building and operate on a 10-barrel brewing system, according toy Koch. He added that he plans on running a small barrel program with a handful of barrels formerly used to store Mescal he bought from a friend in Oaxaca, Mexico.Small batch specialities will be a staple at Casita, as operations will also include a “bespoke brewing service” that will center on creating modest batches of suds for clients with upcoming special occasions like graduations, weddings and company parties.“We do an interview with clients where we go through some beer styles and flavor profiles and we make a custom recipe based on what you want with color, alcohol content, higher or lower IBUs, etc.,”  Koch said. “Then anytime you want (to order) another batch we pull out your recipe.”Koch has tapped Brian Arnold, currently a brewer at Epic Beer Company in Denver, to lead the brewing operations at Casita.Nearly 50 local businesses are slated to open in the renovated Stanley building next spring, all of which are new to Aurora. Boasting about 100,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, Rosenberg’s Bagels, Denver Biscuit Company and a new beer hall concept by Denver chef Kevin Taylor have each already announced that they will have a space inside the former manufacturing facility.Also this week, Two22Brew is hosting a charity event Saturday in advance of Thanksgiving. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The brewery is pairing some Thanksgiving classics with three of their brews, and attendees get discounts on growler fills of those brews before the holiday.The event is just $7 per person if you bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to Comitis Crisis Center.Dry Dock Brewing Co. is getting into the giving season, too, as they participate in Saturday’s American Craft Beer Radio’s 3rd Annual Holiday Beer Bash at Wings Over the Rockies. The event, which features more than 30 breweries, is $35 for general admission from 6 to 9 p.m. and $49 for VIPs  from 5 to 9 p.m.  Attendees are also being asked to bring non-perishable food items and or an unwrapped toy for extra raffle tickets. The items will be donated to the Arapahoe County Adopt a Family Program.If you like sour beers, you might want to swing by Coda Brewing Co. next summer. This week, the brewery north of the Anschutz Medical Campus filled French oak barrels with its Golden Sour Ale, and said it will be ready this summer.last_img