While Longmont has no shortage of craft breweries (ahem, Oskar Blues and Left Hand), its suds scene just got even better with last month’s addition of Bootstrap Brewing Company’s new production brewery and taproom. This is the second Bootstrap location; owners Steve and Leslie Kaczeus launched the first in 2012 in a tiny building in nearby Niwot. The Longmont outpost adds 15,000 additional square feet to the Kaczeus’ operations, and the opening coincides with their recent signing of a distribution contract with Denver-based Coors Distributing Company.
The new location at 142 Pratt Street, affectionately referred to as “Big Strap,” is located within walking distance of Longmont’s charming downtown in an industrial building that was formerly used as a warehouse for the Times-Call, the city’s primary newspaper. The building now boasts—surprisingly—a tiki bar theme, large windows dividing the tasting room and the brewery, and 16 taps. Grab a pint of the easy-drinking Sticks pale ale—which took home the coveted gold medal in the American-Style Pale Ale category at the Great American Beer Festival in 2016—or try one of the seasonal brews. Bootstrap also just unveiled Cabana Boy, a light and slightly sweet lager, to commemorate the opening of the new location.
While Bootstrap gets settled into its new digs, the taproom will be open on Fridays from 3 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 9 pm, and Sundays from noon to 6 pm. Check out the website for a calendar of food trucks and live music.
143 Pratt St., Longmont, 303-652-4186