Tivoli Brewing Co. and Tom's Urban are teaming up to fill Denver International Airport's new Westin Hotel with a brewpub, with the working title of Tom's Urban Kitchen + Brewery, reported Business Den. The brewery will be on the fifth floor of the hotel, on the same level as the Starwood property's upscale wine bar concept Grill and Vine.
According to Tivoli owner Corey Marshall, the 7,000-square-foot brewery is part of a four-piece project that will also include two new Smashburger restaurant concepts – the first sit-down eatery for the burger brand – and a coffee shop. The new watering hole will have at least 25 beers on the menu, according to the terms of the airport's request for proposal. Of those, 15 must be Colorado-brewed, five will be seasonal varieties, and two imports.
This will be Denver's second Tom's Urban Denver location, with the other restaurant on Larimer Square. The company that owns the bar and restaurant recently shuttered all Live Basil Pizza locations in Colorado, promising to focus its expansion on Tom's. Tivoli, which is based on the Auraria campus downtown, was one of Colorado's first breweries before closing about a half-century ago.
The Smashburger outposts will be behind airport security on concourses B and C. One will measure about 3,600 square feet and the other 2,300 square feet.
If everything goes according to plan, the brewery and new restaurants should be open by year's end.