Irwin Brewing Co - Crested Butte Colorado facility
Irwin Brewing Company beer lineup
Irwin Brewing Co Tap Wall

Irwin Brewing Co - Elev 8,888 feet, high mountain beer

Lovingly Brewed in
Crested Butte, Colorado

Our Brewery

Irwin Brewing Company is Crested Butte’s newest craft brewery bringing 23 years of brewery experience to the valley. Opened in January 2017, they are currently brewing 10 different styles of ales and lagers. IBC sells growlers and kegs at their 326 Belleview Ave location Friday – Saturday 3-6pm and is currently available on draught at bars and restaurants throughout Gunnison Valley, Montrose, Ouray, Ridgway and Telluride.

Irwin Brewing Co brewing facility in action

Our Beers

  • Märzen
    ABV: 5.5%
    IBU: 31
    SRM: 11

    Moderate-intense malt aromas leave a rich, toasty character. Finishes dry and crisply, with malt richness and hop bitterness. Moderate Strength lager with a soft, smooth maltiness and moderate bitterness finishing relatively dry.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Vienna, Munich Light, Munich Dark, Biscuit, Crystal 70, Carafoam
    HOPS: Magnum, Sterling, Tradition
  • German Pilsner
    ABV: 5%
    IBU: 33
    SRM: 2.7

    A light bodied, grainy-sweet-rich malt character lager. Light honey and toasted cracker quality. Distinctive flowery, spicy, and herbal hop bitterness/flavour/aroma.

    MALTS: Pilsner, 2-Row, Carafoam
    HOPS: German Magnum, Sterling, Mt. Hood
  • Kölsch
    ABV: 5.2%
    IBU: 20
    SRM: 3.1

    A crisp, clean,easy drinking German ale with lager characteristics and a straw yellow hue. A malty body leads to a sweeter finish. Slightly fruity flavors and aromas. Finishes with a delicate head.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Pilsner Malt, Kölsch Malt, Carafoam
    HOPS: Tradition, Magnum, Mt Hood
  • Cerveza
    ABV: 5.4%
    IBU: 18
    SRM: 3.1

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

    MALTS: 2-Row, Vienna, Flaked Maize, Carafoam
    HOPS: Mt. Hood, Tettnanger
  • Session IPA
    ABV: 4.7%
    IBU: 45
    SRM: 3.8

    A hop forward, medium bitterness ale with hop aromas leading to a fuller mouth feel. Tropical aromas of citrus, mango, watermelon and grapefruit.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Golden Naked Oats, Flaked Barley, Munich Light, Carafoam
    HOPS: Nugget, El Dorado, Azacca, Cascade
  • American Pale Ale
    ABV: 5.25%
    IBU: 50
    SRM: 6.7

    A refreshing, hoppy ale with a mild toasty and caramel backbone. Moderate Hop flavour/aroma featuring pine, grapefruit, apricot and tangerine.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Vienna, Munich Light, Munich Dark, Biscuit, Crystal 70, Carafoam
    HOPS: Magnum, Sterling, Tradition
  • IPA
    ABV: 6.5%
    IBU: 65
    SRM: 6.1

    A refreshing, medium bodied, copper ale. Herbal and citrus/orange blossom aromas yield to flavors of resiny pine and dankness.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Caramel 30, Munich Light, Carafoam
    HOPS: Columbus, Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade, Citra, Mosaic
  • English Brown Ale
    ABV: 5.3%
    IBU: 18
    SRM: 20

    A malty brown caramel-centric British ale without roasted “porter” flavors. Sweet, malt aroma with toffee, nutty and light chocolate notes. Low hop bitterness, mild woody, earthy & herbal hop flavour/aroma.

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

    Dark, full bodied, roasty/malty ale with creamy components. Think milk chocolate coffee with cream. Earthy and floral aromas.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate Roast, Naked Oats, Carafoam, Caramel 70, Caramel 110, Black Malt
    HOPS: Nugget, Willamette, Cascade
  • Double IPA
    ABV: 8.1%
    IBU: 80
    SRM: 8.0

    Moderate-intense malt aromas leave a rich, toasty character. Finishes dry and crisply, with malt richness and hop bitterness. Moderate Strength lager with a soft, smooth maltiness and moderate bitterness finishing relatively dry.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Crystal 75, Honey Malt, Biscuit, Carafoam
    HOPS: Amarillo, Azacca, Centennial, CTZ, Magnum, Nugget, Simcoe
Irwin Brewing Company Growlers

Visit Us

Hours Open

Friday & Saturday 3-6pm for Growler Fills

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

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      Lowdown

      Best Brewery

      Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival
      2017

      Best Stout

      Crested Butte Chili Beer Festival
      2017

      Meet the Team

      Dave Nornes - Head Brewer

      Dave Nornes

      Head Brewer

      Amber Herrick - Irwin Brewing Co Sales

      Amber Herrick

      Sales

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

      326 Belleview Ave
      Crested Butte, CO 81224

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