Paradox Beer Company to open downtown Paradox Outpost location soon

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click to enlarge A phenomenal Paradox beer: a pineapple upside down cobbler IPA brewed in collaboration with Greeley's Wiley Roots Brewing. Sadly, it may be all gone by the time you read this. But limited runs is part of what makes Paradox experiences special. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER

  • Matthew Schniper
  • A phenomenal Paradox beer: a pineapple upside down cobbler IPA brewed in collaboration with Greeley’s Wiley Roots Brewing. Sadly, it may be all gone by the time you read this. But limited runs is part of what makes Paradox experiences special.

Paradox Beer Company has announced plans for its first Paradox Outpost location at 522 W. Colorado Ave., across from Benny’s Restaurant & Lounge, tentatively set to open around March.

Brewer, blender, jack-of-all-trades employee Jeffrey Airman says there won’t be any brewing or aging at this satellite spot, that it’ll be a tap and tasting room with some live music offerings and a small kitchen for limited food service, supplemented by food trucks at times.

“You won’t be getting the full Paradox experience unless you come to Divide,” he says, “but we’ll do different productions for the Outpost and tailor the beer for the neighborhood.” For example, a collaboration with Cerberus Brewing Company’s already planned.

click to enlarge Paradox's facility in Divide host stunning views, and should be visited for the full Paradox experience says brewer/blender Jeffrey Airman. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER

  • Matthew Schniper
  • Paradox’s facility in Divide host stunning views, and should be visited for the full Paradox experience says brewer/blender Jeffrey Airman.

Paradox originally opened in Woodland Park in 2012, moving to (and significantly expanding in) Divide four years later. They’re nationally and internationally distributed, specializing in ambitious and experimental wild and sour beers, barrel-aged and blended into limited, totally unique production runs.

On our recent visit, we followed the advice of friends who said Paradox’s pineapple upside down cobbler IPA — a collaboration with Greeley’s Wiley Roots Brewing that’s soon to disappear if it’s not already gone — is a beer to behold. It’s made with caramelized pineapple, cherry juice, vanilla, cinnamon and lactose, leading with cake icing in the aroma yet magically manages not to taste cloying. A trusted friend who samples widely said it was probably the best beer she had in 2019, commending the pure flavors. We concur and were simply stunned. It’s a great example of Paradox’s prowess (with a little love from some friends, in this case).

click to enlarge Views west face the back side of Pikes Peak. When you aren't facing that way, you'll likely be nosing a snifter. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER

  • Matthew Schniper
  • Views west face the back side of Pikes Peak. When you aren’t facing that way, you’ll likely be nosing a snifter.