Lucas Forgy loves food. Jason Forgy loves beer. Together, they are Freshcraft; a brand new take on the restaurant/craft beer bar industry. Freshcraft boasts a two page menu with options for everyone (including vegan and gluten free!), a list of 20 draft and 100 bottle types of craft beer, a generous wine list and even a full bar for cocktails. As of August 24, 2010, Freshcraft is officially open for business.
Using fresh and local ingredients, the food is meant to be a unique twist on American comfort food. Included in the menu are tidbits such as pretzel bites and southern fried pickles, french dip and croque monsieur sandwiches, ale and cheese soup, antioxidant mix salad, whiskey BBQ chicken sandwich, Freshcraft pretzel turkey baja, cassoulet for one, cheesy broiled bowties, and crispy pork schnitzel. Rumor has it that the guys even featured Great Divide Yeti and Left Hand ice cream floats for dessert!
Of course, ladies and gents, it doesn’t stop there. The tap list include wares from Avery, Asher, Boulevard, Odell, Spaten, Great Divide, Bristol, Ommegang, He’Brew, Stone, Left Hand, Deschutes, Wynkoop and Oskar Blues. At $5.50 to $6.00 for a pint, this exciting and original beer list is also affordable. Not to mention the extensive bottle list, featuring goodies such as Alaskan Smoked Porter, New Belgium La Folie, Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale, Brewdog Port Dundas Paradox, Flying Dog Raging Bitch, The Lost Abbey Judgement Day, Dogfish Head 60 Minute, and Saison DuPont.
“Freshcraft is the kind of place that you can feel comfortable in whether you’re in your business suit on your lunch break, dressed up for a night out, or wearing an old T-shirt and jeans with holes in them. It’s a place where you can relax. Come in on your own and use our free WiFi at lunch, bring your friends for a Session happy hour, bring your date for dinner, or stop by late night for some drinks.”
The Forgy brothers are not only devoted to craft beer and good food, but to helping the community as well. Jason and Lucas have offered to host the Ladies of Craft Beer run “Beer for Boobs Brunch” during the Great American Beer Festival. Held on Friday, September 17, 2010 from 10:30AM utnil 12:30PM, Freshcraft will close to the public for this ticketed event. Tickets are $20 and half of the ticket price will be donated to breast cancer awareness groups. The price of admission includes a full brunch buffet, discounted pints (proceeds of which will also be donated to breast cancer awareness) and a chance to mix and mingle with fellow ladies who love craft beer. Men are invited to attend as well, as long as they support women and their love for craft beer.
Discounted pints will keep flowing even after Freshcraft is opened back up to the public (until they kick!) so keep in mind that the restaurant is located a short four blocks away from the site of the festival. They’re also four blocks from Wynkoop brewery, which means a short walk to those of us attending the Denver Rare Beer Tasting run by Pints for Prostates.
Freshcraft is located at 1530 Blake Ste #A, Denver, CO 80202, across from the street from The Rio Grande. Hours are 11:00AM to 12:00AM midnight Sunday through Wednesday and 11:00AM to 2:00AM Thursday through Saturday.