LONE TREE, CO — In 2016, Lone Tree Brewing Company welcomed a new head brewer, added two states outside of Colorado to its distribution footprint, underwent major expansion, and launched the Branching Out bomber series, among other business milestones.
Here is Lone Tree Brewing’s 2016 Year In Review:
In January 2016, Lone Tree announced its New Head brewer Josh West. Most notably the creator of the 2015 GABF® Silver Medal Winning Summer Siesta Mexican Lager, West has worked at the brewery since 2012. Throughout the year, he reinvigorated the small batch pilot program for experimental beers, introduced new seasonal offerings, and even tweaked some of Lone Tree’s flagship recipes.
In March 2016, Lone Tree purchased a new bottling line (affectionately named Barack Obomber) that gave way to the Branching Out Series, a series of experimental, limited quantity beers in 22-ounce bombers. This lineup of beers includes Cranberry Saison, Triple IPA, and Arctic Spice Old Ale.
Also in spring of 2016, Lone Tree began out-of-state distribution. Lone Tree’s canned flagship beers— Acres O’Green Irish Red, Hoptree Double IPA, Mountain Mama Helles, and Peach Pale Ale— are now available in select liquor stores, bars, and restaurants in Kansas and Nebraska.
In July 2016, Lone Tree nearly doubled its number of seats when it completed the expansion of its tasting room and outdoor patio. The new seating area, known as the West Wing, sports a massive indoor bocce ball court, big screen TVs, and board games.
In December 2016, Lone Tree Brewing celebrated its fifth anniversary with a weekend of special events and tappings.
Lone Tree brewed more than 2,000 barrels of beer in 2016. Throughout the year the brewery raised more than $10,000 for nonprofit organizations.
Lone Tree Brewing has new beers in store for the Branching Out series in 2017, as well as a significant rebrand that includes a new logo and a fresh lineup of can and bomber artwork. Keep an eye out for Lone Tree’s new look in coming months.
ABOUT LONE TREE BREWING COMPANY
Take Roots and Grow Friends
Lone Tree Brewing Company is Lone Tree, Colorado’s first craft brewery and tasting room, located near Park Meadows Mall. Opening Lone Tree Brewing Company in 2011 meant much more to its owners than just serving beer. To them the brewery is about creating a community atmosphere where people who share their excitement in the science, experimentation, and development of a handcrafted beer can feel right at home.
Visit the brewery online at lonetreebrewingco.com. Like the brewery on Facebook at
facebook.com/LoneTreeBrewingCo, follow the brewery on Instagram @lonetreebrewingco, or
tweet to the brewery on Twitter @lonetreebrewing.