Mash Mechanix Brewing (mashmechanix.com), aiming to open at 429 E. Pikes Peak Ave. in mid-July, tentatively. The name pays homage to motorhead culture: “we grew up gearheads,” says co-founder/brewmaster Leif Anderson, who enjoys “making everything, mastering a style and moving on.” Look for 13 house beer taps fed by a 3-barrel system, but no set flagship brews. “We’ll open with what we like,” says Anderson, “with a broad offering, and rotate taps quickly to feel out our customers ... our focus will be a brew for everyone here... everything from lagers to ales.”
FH Beerworks East (2490 Victor Place, fieldhousebrew.com) will host its third Car Seat Cinema night Saturday, May 23 at 8:30 p.m. with a showing of The Goonies. Vehicle spots cost $15; pre-purchase to-go beers the day of at fieldhousebrew.com/shop; they’ll be delivered to your car near the movie’s end; bring snacks and non-alcoholic drinks; bathrooms available and “all social distancing recommendations will be enforced.”
Crystal Park Cantina (178 Crystal Park Road, Manitou Springs, crystalparkcantina.com) reopened for to-go service on Cinco de Mayo, having initially opted to go dark during the on-site restaurant service cessation under COVID-19 policy. Current hours (“until dining returns”) are noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. Mini pitchers (four drinks) of house margaritas are available (as are single orders) and the limited food menu includes taco kits in three size options.