A staple of Boulder for nearly three decades, Walnut Brewery, will close June 4, the Daily Camera shared. Boulder Beer will take over the space and does not plan to change much to the beloved venue. Walnut was owned by CraftWorks Restaurants & Brewery Group, one that owns Old Chicago restaurants, Rock Bottom, Gordon Biersch, among others. The group transferred ownership to Frank Day, founder of the original Old Chicago in Boulder, which recently closed, and owner of the Boulderado Hotel. Gina, Frank Day’s wife, is a part-owner of Boulder Beer. It kind of all stays in the family.
Meanwhile in Denver, Ratio Beerworks, a popular RiNo brewery is temporarily closed as it was missing some essential permit to continue serving. Here’s the announcement posted on Facebook by the business:
Dear Ratio Fans, Friends, and Family,
On Monday, we internally discovered a missing application/checked box from our initial license application that was approved three years ago. In light of this discovery, we decided to voluntarily close the Tap Room for the next few days as we work closely and quickly with the State of Colorado and City of Denver to re-open and get back to doing what we do best.
In the meantime, if you're in need of some Ratio beers, we have signed a short-term distribution agreement and can be found on tap at 100 restaurants, venues, and bars throughout the Greater Denver area.
We look forward to seeing everyone back at the Tap Room soon for more good beers and good times!