Irwin Brewing Co - Crested Butte Colorado facility
Irwin Brewing Company beer lineup
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Irwin Brewing Co - Elev 8,888 feet, high mountain beer

Lovingly Brewed in
Crested Butte, Colorado

Our Brewery

Dreamed up in a snowcat and brought to fruition in Colorado’s last great ski town. At Irwin Brewing Co, we craft a wide selection of award-winning ales and lagers at 8,888 feet in Crested Butte, CO. We have been harvesting the sun, turning snowmelt into beer, and fueling outdoor adventures since 2017.

Our brewery at 326 Belleview Ave is open for growler fills and keg sales Friday and Saturday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Additionally, our new coop retail space with Irwin Guides next door at 330 Belleview Ave is open Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm and filled with branded gear. You’ll also find our beer at all of the hot spots in Crested Butte and Mt Crested Butte and on draft at great bars, restaurants, and tap houses from Aspen to Telluride and everywhere in between.

Be it après ski, post-climb, or simply sitting around the camp fire, our beer pairs best with good friends and adventure in exceptionally beautiful and truly wild places!

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  • Local Pride – Premium Pilsner
    ABV: 5%
    IBU: 33
    SRM: 2.7

    A light-bodied, crisp, and refreshing lager with delicious floral and herbal hop flavor and aroma. Slight honey and toasted cracker notes on the palate create an incredibly subtle and balanced lager.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Carafoam
    HOPS: German Magnum, Sterling, Mt. Hood
  • Teocalli – Mexican Lager
    ABV: 5.4%
    IBU: 18
    SRM: 3.5

    A blond, light-bodied lager with a clean and crisp finish. Distinctive corn notes leave a cracker feel. Overall a thirst-quenching and wonderfully drinkable beer.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Vienna, Flaked Maize, Carafoam
    HOPS: Mt. Hood, Tettnanger, Magnum
  • Alpenlager – Amber Lager
    ABV: 5.5%
    IBU: 31
    SRM: 11

    Amber-colored lager with delicate yet flavorful malty backbone filled with toasted bread and caramelized sugar undertones. Crisp, easy-drinking beer that pairs incredibly well with high-alpine sunsets!

    MALTS: 2-Row, Vienna, Munich, Biscuit, Caramel 70, Carafoam
    HOPS: Magnum, Sterling, Tradition
  • 401 – Pale Ale
    ABV: 5.25%
    IBU: 50
    SRM: 6.7

    A refreshing, happy ale with a mild toasty and caramel malt backbone. Moderate hop flavor & aroma featuring pine, grapefruit, apricot, & tangerine.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Caramel 30 and 70, Vienna, Carafoam
    HOPS: Nugget, Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade, Citra
  • Irwin Powder Ale – IPA
    ABV: 6.5%
    IBU: 65
    SRM: 6.1

    A refreshing, medium-bodied, copper-colored ale, Herbal and citrus/ orange blossom aromas yield to flavors of resinous pine and grassy/floral hop bitterness. This is all balanced by a light caramel sweetness and dry finish.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Light Munich, Caramel 30, Carafoam
    HOPS: Columbus, Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade, Citra, Mosaic
  • Rainshadow – Red IPA
    ABV: 7.35%
    IBU: 70
    SRM: 15

    Deep copper-colored and hop-forward ale with aromas of sweet honey and wildflowers. On the palate, this beer expresses a firm bitterness with flavors of sticky pine, lightly toasted pumpernickel bread, and a delicious and bitter Bergamot orange finish.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Cara Red, CaraMunich, Honey, Special B, Dark Crystal
    HOPS: Chinook, Nugget, El Dorado, Centennial, Mosaic
  • Endless Fresh – Hazy IPA
    ABV: 7.5%
    IBU: 55
    SRM: 6

    Hop-saturated IPA brewed to accentuate tropical fruit flavors of mango, passionfruit, and papaya as well as lime, grapefruit, orange and subtle notes of pine. Soft, rounded, and Jess bitter on the palate than a traditional IPA.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Wheat, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley, Honey, Carafoam
    HOPS: Citra, Mosaic, Idaho 7
  • Paradise Express – Double IPA
    ABV: 8.1%
    IBU: 80
    SRM: 8.0

    Hop-forward yet incredibly well-balanced Double IPA showcasing an abundance of citrus and tropical fruit noted and pine undertones. Smooth and light malt character balances the moderate bitterness creating a dry and delicate finish.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Caramel 75, Honey, Biscuit, Carafoam
    HOPS: Amarillo, Azacca, Centennial, CTZ, Magnum, Nugget, Simcoe
  • #BuryTheButte – Brown Ale
    ABV: 5.3%
    IBU: 18
    SRM: 20

    A malty, brown caramel-centric British ale with roasted “porter” flavors. Sweet malt aroma and flavor with rich toffee, nutty, and milk chocolate notes.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Biscuit, Chocolate, Caramel 70, Honey, Special B
    HOPS: Nugget, Willamette
  • Spellbound – Stout
    ABV: 6.1%
    IBU: 34
    SRM: 43

    Dark, full-bodied, rich and roasty oatmeal stout with a round and silky texture. A local favorite for sipping after laps in the legendary Spellbound Bowl.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Naked Oats, Caramel 70 and 110, Carafoam, Black Malt & Roasted Barley
    HOPS: Hops: Nugget, Willamette, Cascade
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Hours Open

Thursday – Saturday 3-6pm for Growler Fills

  • 32 & 64oz. Growler Fills
  • 1/6 & 1/2 Barrel Kegs for Events, Weddings, and Parties

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      Meet the Team

      Dave Nornes - Head Brewer

      Dave Nornes

      Head Brewer

      Irwin Brewing Co kegs in the truck
      Irwin Brewing Co | Crested Butte Colorado

      326 Belleview Ave
      Crested Butte, CO 81224

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