The tables have turned for Brewers Republic in downtown Colorado Springs. After closing for more than six weeks, staff is ready to serve up a glass of cold beer to anyone that walks in.
“We constantly rotate our taps, so the minute that one keg is out we put something entirely different on,” manager Meredith Champion said. “Every time you come in it’s different.”
The establishment’s closure was due to a change-up in ownership, but the original owners are back and have made changes. Changes include a new chef, a smaller menu, and a wide craft beer selection from all over the country.
“There’s breweries, there’s taphouses, but as far as the type of beer selection we bring in, it’s definitely unique to us,” Champion said.
However a new law set to take effect January 2019 could potentially threaten places like Brewers Republic. SB 16-197 will allow grocery stores to carry full-strength beer and wine, but Champion remains confident that customers will still come in for the experience.
“They can come here get a glass of it, taste it, before they commit to one bottle or six-pack,” Champion said.