Originally conceived of as a tasting room for friends and family, Silver Plume's Bread Bar quickly became a magnet for the craft spirit crowd willing to work a bit to get off the grid. Owners Shae Whitney and Brady Becker used the venue as a stage for their line of bitters and syrups Dram Apothecary. Now, the duo who managed to reinvigorate the ghost town – population: less than 200 – with service just Fridays and Saturdays, no longer owns the bar. The doors closed on Saturday, May 21 and as of last Friday, there are new owners on the books.
Denver couple, Casey Berry of Two Parts (formerly Imbibe) and Sam Alviani, of Sprocket Communications took over the sweet and romantic venue. The duo closed on the deal in one of six cash offers, and intends to maintain some of the bar's historic look and feel, while expanding the event-based nature of the space. No reopening date has been set yet.
The original owners, Whitney and Becker, are focused on DRAM Lodge, which launched in April just up the street from Bread Bar. A summer-long weekend-only pop up with San Francisco's The Perish Trust gives an extra reason to check out the intimate lodge. A series of collaboration herbal sodas between DRAM and Rocky Mountain Soda Company has already started and bigger news from Whitney and Becker are pending.