C.B. & Potts closing tap house in Fort Collins, expanding brewing capacity in DTC

ENGLEWOOD – C.B. & Potts Restaurant and Brewery said Monday that it will expand its brewing operation in the Denver Tech Center, using equipment that currently is being used in Fort Collins at its Campus West Taphouse on Elizabeth Street.

The company began searching for a new brewing site in November after selling its West Elizabeth Street property, where the company has been brewing beer.

A C.B. & Potts spokesman said the company will continue to brew beer at that location until May 1, when it must vacate the building. The taphouse on Elizabeth Street is expected to close this Friday, he said. C.B. & Potts still has two locations in Fort Collins — at 195 E. Foothills Parkway in the Foothills shopping center and at the Collindale Golf Course, 1441 Horsetooth Road. The company is looking for a location in Fort Collins to resume brewing, the spokesman said.

The expansion of the C.B. & Potts brewery in Englewood at the Denver Tech Center will create the largest company production facility in the state and includes the addition of a new bottling and packaging line, the company said in a prepared statement. By centrally locating its beer distribution at the Denver Tech Center, C.B. & Potts will increase production to meet growing demand and expand the reach beyond their own restaurants.

Later this year, Potts’ beer will be available in liquor stores and bars with 22-ounce bomber bottles and at draft accounts throughout the area.

C.B. & Potts has been handcrafting seasonal beers and its six flagship beers at multiple brewery locations throughout Colorado for 20 years.

C.B. & Potts has eight locations in Colorado, including Westminster, Broomfield, Highlands Ranch, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, DTC and the two in Fort Collins. The four Denver-area C.B.& Potts restaurants have onsite breweries. C.B. & Potts is owned by The RAM Restaurant Group, a Lakewood, Wash.-based employee-owned restaurant and brewing company.