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Freshcraft Restaurant and Bar Opens in Denver, CO


Freshcraft Restaurant and Bar

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.

Freshcraft can be found on Twitter and on Facebook.


  1. Brian | Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Yessss! I’ll be there for the Beer for Boobs Brunch! And not too long after that, Mutineer will be releasing their collaboration beer with New Holland Brewing at Falling Rock Taphouse, 2pm on Friday, with all proceeds going to charity! So be sure to stop by and see us at Falling Rock, after you buy your ticket and attend the Beer for Boobs Brunch!

  2. Ashley Routson | Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    I’m buying my Beer For Boobs ticket today! DO NO LET ME FORGET!

  3. Stevie Caldarola | Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Please do not forget, Ashley! We’re 80% sold- only about 20 tickets left! We need you there!

  4. Brian | Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Beer for Boobs! Two things I like to have in my mouth … beer and .. FOOD! They go great together.


  5. the hoparazzi | Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Super bummed I can’t come to GABF this year. Damn job is getting in the way with my beer drinking. Have fun! It sounds awesome.

  6. william bennett | Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Viva la beer and boobs! Sounds like a rad event. Sorry I can’t make it.

  7. Natalie Morgan | Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    I’m really loving how cool this ladies of craft beer movement is … I would say we need something like this in the wine industry, but I guess it’s already pretty diverse! Great work Stevie!

  8. Ashley Routson | Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Oh, I will not forgot!

  9. Brian | Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Ya .. Ashley .. Don’t FORGOT … :P

    #englishfail :)

  10. Ashley Routson | Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    PShhhhaw. English smenglish.

  11. Stevie Caldarola | Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    @Natalie- Thanks so much! It’s so great to see it catching on and really taking hold. Cheers!

    @Ashley and Brian- HA!

  12. Denver Guy | Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Any of you ladies single? haha

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