Fieldhouse Brewing Company, recently rebranded as FH Beerworks
, has announced a huge expansion project. In addition to their downtown taproom and brewery, they’ve acquired and have begun remodeling a 4-acre property at 2490 Victor Place, just west of Powers Boulevard. The new space will feature a 2,500-square-foot taproom — already larger than their 1,800-square-foot downtown facility — and a 6,000-square-foot outdoor beer garden, plus a new brewing facility with a 20-barrel capacity, four times their downtown location’s 5-barrel system.
The bigger system’s going to allow co-owner Travis Fields and company to expand their distribution footprint in a big way. Once brewing operations start, they’ll be moving their canning line out east and seeking more space on shelves throughout the city. Fields also plans on getting their beer on more taps in town. He’s open to distribution out of town somewhere down the road, but first priority is saturating the Springs market.
“We’re going to take advantage of the market that already loves us first,” he says.
He adds he’s more excited about the additional space for community events, especially involving the Springs’ bicycling community. The new property’s located at the eastern trailhead for the Rock Island Trail, which follows Constitution Avenue 6 miles to the northern end of Weber Street. In addition to plentiful bike racks, Fields says he hopes to host a bike share station on the property, though that project’s still in the conversation stage.
Work on the new space began on Friday, June 8, and Fields says he’s hoping for a 10-week build-out. Ideally, the taproom will open around Labor Day, with brewing operations beginning no sooner than fourth quarter.