Boulder Beer inks deal to continue distribution

BOULDER — Boulder Beer Co. will contract out production of its beer for distribution, months after it said it would focus solely as a local taproom.

In a statement Monday afternoon, Boulder Beer said that it had signed an agreement with Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. to take over the company’s production and distribution for outside the Boulder area.

Boulder Beer laid off 21 staffers and planned to wind down its distribution in October to operate just as a local brewpub, saying at the time that it didn’t make “financial sense” to continue brewing for distribution based on the amount of beer it could produce.

The company is in the middle of auctioning off its excess brewing equipment, with the results of that sale due Wednesday.

Sleeping Giant, based in Denver, contracts with smaller breweries to brew and distribute beer at scale on their behalf. The company started negotiating with Boulder Beer after the October announcement.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

BOULDER — Boulder Beer Co. will contract out production of its beer for distribution, months after it said it would focus solely as a local taproom.

In a statement Monday afternoon, Boulder Beer said that it had signed an agreement with Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. to take over the company’s production and distribution for outside the Boulder area.

Boulder Beer laid off 21 staffers and planned to wind down its distribution in October to operate just as a local brewpub, saying at the time that it didn’t make “financial sense” to continue brewing for distribution based on the amount of beer it could produce.

The company is in the middle of auctioning off its excess brewing equipment, with the results of that sale due Wednesday.

Sleeping Giant, based in Denver, contracts with smaller breweries to brew and distribute beer at scale on their behalf. The company started negotiating with Boulder Beer after the October announcement.

This is a developing story and will be updated.