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719 Gastropub parting ways with Growler USA partners


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Growler USA’s Springs franchise is in the process of parting ways with its corporate partners. The owners of the taphouse and restaurant, now called 719 Gastropub, are currently negotiating the details and cannot comment. We were, however, able to reach out to their chef, Ruthie Poole, who shared some details on what’s to come.

“[The owners] want to go independent,” says Poole. “They want a fresh beginning, they want to focus on a lot of craft options in Colorado.”

Little to nothing will change immediately — no extant plans or community partnerships will be affected. The menu features some Growler corporate standards, but it was custom-built for the Springs location. Sunday brunch, for instance, was exclusive to the Springs location. Poole says customers should expect the menu to change somewhat in late September, focusing on seasonal ingredients and flavors. She also plans to branch out into catering, as well as heat-and-serve Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, for which she says she’s gotten a lot of requests.

Location Details 719 Gastropub
162 Tracker Drive
Colorado Springs, CO

In terms of drink, 719 Gastropub will also be expanding into Colorado craft spirits, though Poole says that’s going to take a while.

“A lot of these craft distilleries, they don’t want you to use their expensive bottles for basic drinks,” she explains. At first, they’ll stick to liquor served straight or on the rocks. Long-term, Poole hopes to get a cocktail program going. Expect also a grand re-launch party, date to be determined.

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