New Barrel Aged Focused Brewery set to open in Colorado

By elevationbeer

Poncha Springs, ColoradoElevation Beer Company, an artesian microbrewery focusing on seasonal barrel-aged beers, plans to start brewing the second week of February. Elevation will start brewing in its brand new 15-barrel system 7,400 square foot facility located just outside of Salida, Colorado in nearby Poncha Springs.

“We are focusing on brewing the type of beers we love to drink,” says Head Brewer Christian Koch, “Our first Black Diamond Series release, will be Apis IV, a Belgian Quadrupel made with caramelized honey, and our first Double Black Diamond Series release, will be Signal De Botrange, a farmhouse ale brewed with brettanomyces and aged in Napa Valley Chardonnay barrels. We are brewing beers for beer geeks just like us.”

Elevation was started by four friends, Carlin Walsh, Christian Koch, Sheila Bustamante and Xandy Bustamante, who had a dream of producing some of the world’s best artesian ales and lagers while living in the heart of the Rockies.

Elevation Beer Company will focus on producing three distinct lines of beers, based on the ski slope rating system, with its easy drinking Blue Square Series, its bold Black Diamond Series, and its adventurous Double Black Diamond Series of barrel-aged beers. 

Both the Black Diamond and Double Black Diamond Series will be available on draft and 750ml cork and caged Champagne-style bottles across Colorado, while its Blue Square Series will only be available on draft in the high country of Colorado.

“We are getting excited to finally start brewing and join the great craft beer community that exists in Colorado,” says Marketing Director Sheila Bustamante. “Look for us at beer festivals or at your favorite beer bar or liquor store starting this spring.”

Contact Info

Company: Elevation Beer Company
Contact: Xandy Bustamante
E-mail: xandy@elevationbeerco.com