Zuni Street Brewing Company, located at 2355 W. 29th Avenue in the Highland, is now in soft opening mode, which means open but still sorting things out. A grand opening party to the new business owned by childhood friends TJ Slattery and Willy Truettner will take place on Wednesday, March 8. Guests to the new brewhouse will find four beers on tap for the time being a Golden Ale, a Belgian-style wit, an IPA, and a hopped wheat beer.
The next few months will bring two more new things to RiNo: Bigsby's Folly, an urban winery and tasting bar and a distillery and art space with Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse. The former will launch later this spring at 36th and Wazee in a gorgeous brick building at 36th and Wazee. Brainchild of Chad and Marla Yetka, Bigsby's (the name of the couple's first Golden retriever) is an urban winery that will be complemented by a tasting room.
The latter, owned by Kallyn Peterson and Robbie Adams, will open this fall in the space previously owned by Ironton Studios at 3636 Chestnut Place in RiNo. Ironton Studios was one of the founding members of the River North Arts District. A number of artists will have the opportunity to continue their craft at Ironton in the recently built studio space. The distillery and taproom will occupy the original building. Ironton Distillery plans to use the existing courtyard and garden as an outdoor tasting area and event space.