A new brewery will open at 29th and Fairfax in Park Hill, Westword reported. The upcoming venture will take up about 2,400 square feet of the 3,000-square-foot building that previously housed Eis Gelato. The remaining space, currently occupied by a clothing store, will be leased out to another tenant.
The business is the brainchild of Chris Cunningham who is launching the venture with his wife Tauna Rignall, plus partners from Seattle. They have no name yet but their plan is to install a seven-barrel brewing system and a taproom on the main floor when they launch. Fermentation tanks and cold storage will remain in the basement to keep more space on the upper floor free. The focus of the brewery will be German lagers and English-style ales, but there will be more, including barleywines and a quadrupel.
While the Park Hill area is a dessert for restaurants and bars, the neighborhood has not been particularly friendly to new establishments, often citing a lack of parking and fear of noise. We'll keep an eye out for a liquor license application and hearing and neighborhood temperature on it.