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HOPS Culture Will Bring Craft Beer and Wine to Aspen This Spring

HOPS Culture, a new restaurant and bar will open its doors this spring in Aspen at 414 East Hyman Avenue, in the center of Aspen's bustling Hyman Mall. The new eatery and watering hole aims to offer locals and visitors a casual, fun craft beer and wine focused experience.

HOPS Culture will feature an large selection of over 200 craft beers from America and the world; at least 30 of the beer and cider selections will be on tap, and constantly rotating. In addition, there will be 20 wines available by the glass and a variety of mule-style cocktails served in classic mule copper mugs.

Chef Sarah Helsley, formerly of the Little Nell and The Cheese Shop is working on a menu that will focus on three primary categories – melted sandwiches, mac n' cheese, and "huge" seasonal salads. Among the dishes to be offered, Grilled Cheese Sandwich on Garlic-French Bread Stuffed with Lasagna, Gourmet 'Greek Style' Baked Mac n' Cheese with artichoke hearts, spinach, shallots and feta, and Winter Squash Salad with black rice, arugula, and candied pecans.

Designed by local architect Joseph Spears of S2 Architects, the new restaurant will feature wood beams, reclaimed brick, steel and concrete, creating an urban vibe and environment. There will be 27 seats at the bar, 100 indoor and outdoor dining seats, comfy sofas, a roaring fireplace and 11 HDTV's.

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HOPS Culture rendering [Photo: Facebook]