Aspen Brewing Co.

304 East Hopkins Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611
United States

The Brewery

Aspen Brewing Company was founded in 2008 with one simple goal:  Make World-class Beer, Downstream from Nobody.   With a passion for craft beer and the mountain lifestyle, our small and dedicated team strives to make delicious craft beer fit for any and every occasion.  Eight years later, Aspen Brewing Company continues to grow to new heights, produce a wide range of award winning craft beer and represent the outdoor lifestyle embodied in Aspen.



Aspen Brewing Company believes wholeheartedly in supporting the community that supports us.   Our local community, the craft beer community and most importantly the environment that allows is to do what we do!  As we immerse ourselves in more community events, fundraisers and gatherings we are able to learn more about you, the craft beer drinker and outdoor enthusiast that we aim to fill with joy everyday.  Whether you visit our Tap Room to enjoy Limited Edition and Specialty beers on draft or grab a six pack at your local liquor store, we would be nothing without you. Our ultimate goal is to constantly improve your experience every time you drink an Aspen beer. #drinkintheview

Aspen's Beer History

Aspen’s beer history dates back to 1885 and the original ‘Aspen Brewery’ which was located on Mill Street, adjacent to the Roaring Fork River and Aspen Brewing Company’s first location.  Founded by Christian Sanders, the brewery operated successfully in Aspen until being purchased by P.H. Zang Company of Denver in 1902.  We believe that they produced one beer, presumably a Lager, to quench the thirst of Aspen’s mining population.

In 1990, Flying Dog brew-pub was opened by George Stranahan and Richard McIntyre in the Cooper Street pedestrian mall.  Locals and visitors flocked to the brew pub for the beer, food and bohemian atmosphere.  Flying Dog operated in downtown Aspen for three years until moving to Denver.  They now operate in Maryland.

Aspen Brewing Company opened in March, 2008 to bring craft beer back to Aspen.  Our original location, 557 North Mill Street, was located across the Roaring Fork River from the site of Aspen’s original Sanders Brewery.  Packed in to 2000 square feet, we were able to keep beer flowing through Aspen locals and tourists with our seven barrel brew house and intimate tasting room.


Duncan Clauss
Owner & Manager

Owner & Manager

Jeff Moreland
Head Brewer

Head Brewer