Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe and Lost Highway Brewing are closing their doors after 10 years along East Colfax, according to Westword. The restaurant closed Monday, while the brewery will stay open for the summer.
Fans of the brewery shouldn't fret, however; owners James and TIna Pachorek plan to move to a new location better equipped to kickstart the process of canning beer. They aim to start packaging with four core brews.
The Pachoreks sold both spaces to an out-of-state developer to fund the brewery's new production line. Speaking to Westword, Tina admitted that the closure and upcoming expansion are "bittersweet." However, she said she is ready to further develop the beer and the brand: "I can't tell you how excited we are to be giving 100 percent of our time to help building the Lost Highway brand."
Lost Highway brewery will continue to make and serve beer at the East Colfax location until the new space is ready to open. The husband and wife team are well-known as pioneers within the Denver beer scene.
The exact location of the new brewery has yet to be announced.