Fort Collins’ indoor-outdoor marketplace is getting two more Denver transplants, following in the footsteps of Churn by Little Man Ice Cream. Starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project will open at the Exchange, located at the north end of College Avenue in Old Town. The following weekend, on February 16, urban winery Infinite Monkey Theorem hosts a grand opening of its third outpost.
Crooked Stave is an 8-year-old brewery that got its start in Fort Collins but is now based at the Source market hall in Denver. Owner and brewer Chad Yakobson started brewing wild and sour beers while working on his master’s degree at Colorado State University. Now he’s bringing an experimental pilot system into a new 3,000-square-foot Fort Collins facility and planning to work with his alma mater and the Fermentation Science program there.
On Saturday, February 16, Infinite Monkey Theorem hosts its grand opening at the Exchange. The Denver-based “urban winery” has two other Colorado locations — in RiNo and Aurora — and one in Austin, Texas. For that Saturday’s all-day event, IMT will be offering $6 cans of wine, food from fellow Exchange vendors, and live music followed by a silent disco, from 5 to 10 p.m.