Goat Patch Brewing Company opens in Lincoln Center


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  • Matthew Schniper
  • Tasting paddles with a strong brand.
Due to the recent closing of Denver-based Southern Concepts Restaurant Group, the barbecue spot in the Lincoln Center will not be a Carve Barbecue location. The space will be occupied by yet-unopened Tailgate BBQ, a kitchen-less concept owned by Warren and Chandler Knop and supplied by Roth Premium Foods.

—ORIGINAL POST 1:31 P.M. TUE., AUG 1, 2017—
Goat Patch Brewing Company
has opened, as of Monday, July 31. Owned by Justin and Jen Grant and Cate and Darren Baze, the Lincoln Center brewery has been on our radar for about a year. Brewer Darren, a veteran of Bristol, Trinity and Colorado Mountain breweries, says it's been "So far, so good."

"People seem to like the beers… we did a bunch of soft openings to dial in the service," he adds. "I think that helped.”

Currently, the brewery offers six beers on tap. Their blonde (which we saw at a recent preview) and red ales are the first of their flagship brews. Baze says he's considering making their session IPA a flagship as well. They're also offering an unfiltered IPA, a porter, and an oddball beer they've dubbed Goat Patch Punch. It's a Belgian-style ale brewed with cherries and orange peels, fermented with a German-style hefeweizen yeast (best known for, when used traditionally, imparting banana and clove notes) and a Belgian saison yeast. We have no clue what to make of this beer, having only heard of it by phone, but we're intrigued, to say the least. It's notable also for being their only named beer.

“Eventually, if we get into packaging we might start naming them," explains Baze. "Everything we think of to name stuff, another beer’s already named that.” Beyond the six available now, Baze says they have a double IPA and a smoked ESB fermenting, set for release sometime early this month.

Currently, customers can take beer home in both 32 ounce crowlers and 64 ounce growlers. During the day, customers will be able to bring in food from the brewery's neighbors in the Lincoln Center. Denver-based, fast casual barbecue spot Carve Barbecue Tailgate BBQ has yet to open in the adjacent space, but once that does, it'll serve as the brewery's evening foodservice spot.

“Until then, we’ll do food trucks in the evening,” says Baze, explaining that he has no intention of introducing competition to the eateries with which the brewery shares the Center. “We want to help out the other businesses in the building.”

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