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].
Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival
Best German-Style Maerzen Amber’s Lager
Great American Beer Festival®
Crested Butte Chili Beer Festival
Crested Butte Chili Beer Festival
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, CarafoamHOPS: Tettnanger, Mt. Hood, Magnum
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, CarafoamHOPS: Magnum, Sterling, Tradition
India Pale Ale
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, CarafoamHOPS: Columbus, Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade, Citra, Mosaic
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, CarafoamHOPS: Citra, Mosaic, Idaho 7
Hazy Pale Ale
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 MunichHOPS: Nugget, Amarillo, Azacca
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 BarleyHOPS: Nugget, Willamette, Cascade
Chili Lime Mexican Lager
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, CarafoamHOPS: Tettnanger, Mt. Hood, Magnum
Strawberry Lime Gose
The Strawberry Lime Gose is a tart and tangy. It hosts a generous amount of organic lime and strawberry purees, with a touch of Himilayan Pink salt. Coming in at 5% ABV this Ale is sure to go down easy. Brewed in collaboration with Jagged Mountain Brewing in Denver.MALTS: 2 Row, Wheat, Acidulated, Rice HullsHOPS: Hallertau Mittlefruh, Hallertau Blanc
The Grissette is a saison style session ale. Its origins come from the mining regions of France and Belgium. It is dry and refreshing with a little saison funk! We brewed this ale in collaboration with the fine folks at Bruz Brothers Brewery in Denver.MALTS: Pilsner, American WheatHOPS: Hallertau Mittlefruh, Hallertau Blanc
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.
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