Our Brewery

Dreamed up in a snow cat and brought to fruition at 8,888 feet, Irwin Brewing Company crafts award-winning ales and lagers in Crested Butte, Colorado. We have been turning snow melt into beer and celebrating outdoor adventures in Colorado’s last great ski town since 2017.

We honor Crested Butte’s high mountain heritage by combining pristine water and the finest ingredients with the traditions and techniques of classic craft beer making.

We value our customers’ trust to provide fresh, drinkable beer. We have collaborated to create a simple process for ordering, delivery and billing.

If you would like to carry our beer at your establishment, please email us at [email protected].

Not in Colorado? Check out Beer Drop to have our beer shipped to you.

Best Brewery

Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival


Best German-Style Maerzen Amber’s Lager

Great American Beer Festival®


Best Stout

Crested Butte Chili Beer Festival

Best Beer

Crested Butte Chili Beer Festival

Best Ale

Crested Butte Chili Beer Festival

Our Beers

  • Mexican Lager
    ABV: 5.4%
    IBU: 18

    A blonde, 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: Tettnanger, Mt. Hood, Magnum
  • Pilsner
    ABV: 5%
    IBU: 45

    A lighter-bodied American-style Pilsner offering a flowery, herbal flavor and aroma, with a honey-toasted cracker quality and mildly spicy hop bitterness.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Pilsner, Dextrine
    HOPS: German Magnum, Sterling, Mount Hood
  • Amber’s Lager
    ABV: 5.5%
    IBU: 31

    A light bodied, crisp and refreshing lager with delicious floral and herbal hop attributes. Slight honey and toasted cracker notes create an incredibly subtle and balanced lager.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Vienna, Munich, Biscuit, Caramel 70, Carafoam
    HOPS: Magnum, Sterling, Tradition
  • India Pale Ale
    ABV: 6.5%
    IBU: 65

    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
  • Hazy IPA
    ABV: 7.5%
    IBU: 55

    A 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 less bitter on the palate than a traditional IPA.

    MALTS: 2-Row, Wheat, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley, Honey, Carafoam
    HOPS: Citra, Mosaic, Idaho 7
  • Hazy Pale Ale
    ABV: 5.5%
    IBU: 60

    A pale ale brewed with oats and generous dry hopping. It is 5.2% and is incredibly drinkable. Double Dry hopped with Nugget, Amarillio, and Azacca hops.

    MALTS: 2 Row, Wheat, Rolled Oats. Flaked Wheat, Barley Flakes, Light Munich
    HOPS: Nugget, Amarillo, Azacca
  • Sour Red Ale
    ABV: 6.5%
    IBU: 15

    Introducing the first collaboration between Gunnison Valley’s two premier brewing institutions: Irwin Brewing Company and The Eldo. This mixed fermentation ale gains estery and phenolic phunk from Trappist ale yeast, while a souring yeast produces a tempting tartness. The brew is balanced by a strong malt base and a mid-fermentation addition of dark sweet cherries.

    MALTS: 2 Row, Vienna, Munich, Biscuit, Caramel 70 & Carafoam
    HOPS: Magnum, Sterling, Tradition
  • Oatmeal Stout
    ABV: 6.2%
    IBU: 34

    A plethora of roasted chocolate and Munich malts combined with a generous portion of oats creates a rich beer with a silky texture. Perfect for crisp nights and warm fires.

    MALTS: 2 Row, Munich, Chocolate, Naked Oats, Caramel 70 & 110, Carafoam, Black Malt, Roasted Barley
    HOPS: Nugget, Willamette, Cascade
  • Chili Lime Mexican Lager
    ABV: 5.4%
    IBU: 18

    Small Batch
    A blonde and light bodied lager with a clean crisp finish. Distinct corn notes leave a cracker feel. Fresh lime and a triple chili blend give this beer some heat!

    MALTS: 2 Row, Vienna, Flaked Maize, Carafoam
    HOPS: Tettnanger, Mt. Hood, Magnum

Our Labels

Irwin Brewing Co. was incredibly humbled to join with legendary San Francisco psychedelic poster artist, Wes Wilson, to create our label. Based on his classic 1966 poster entitled “The Sound,” commemorating a Jefferson Airplane and Muddy Waters concert, Wilson revised his landmark illustration to capture the importance of music to the DNA of Irwin Brewing Company and our tap room at Public House. Wes passed away in January 2020.

Irwin Brewing Co Label art color variations

Visit Us

Irwin Brewing Co exterior logo and sign.

326 Belleview Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224
(4th & Belleview)

Hours Open

Friday & Saturday 1-6pm
(or whenever you see the Open flag out come on in!)

  • Canned beer to go
  • Growler Fills — bring your own, or get your Irwin Brewing Company growler
  • Sixtel, or half barrels for fresh draft beer at home
  • Merchandise, hats, shirts, coasters, etc.
  • Ask about renting the beer truck for your next event!
Public House by Irwin Brewing Co front exterior.
Irwin Brewing Company’s Public House

202 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224
(2nd and Elk)

      Upcoming Events

      We’re tapped out but stay tuned when festivals resume.

      Want the Irwin Brewing Co. truck at your next event?
      Contact us to book and select up to five draft beers on tap.

      Irwin Brewing Co Truck available for Events

      Meet the Team

      Dave Nornes - Head Brewer - Irwin Brewing Co

      Dave Nornes

      Head Brewer

      Sean Feese Operations Manager Irwin Brewing Co

      Sean Feese

      Operations Manager

      Irwin Brewing Co kegs in the truck

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