Dratz Brewing Company to Open in Loveland, CO
Specializing in American, German and Belgium style ales and lager, Dratz will serve 8 regular craft beers on tap as well as limited edition experimental specialty and seasonal beers. From American traditionals like Zephaniah Pale Ale, Quad Hop IPA and Abraham Oatmeal Stout to year round specialty beers like the Drakken Baltic Porter, Ole John Indian Brown and Josias Belgium Dubbel, Dratz will also be introducing an old world style of brewing with small batch limited edition experimental beers.
Dratz Brewing Company focuses on the Dratz family ancestry thus, several beers are named after family members starting from Josias Dratz.
Born in 1656 in Amsterdam, Holland, (a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands) Josias Dratz had immigrated to the colony of New Amsterdam which we now know of Manhattan, New York. Shortly after arriving in New Amsterdam, England had won the Anglo Dutch war and started moving English settlers into the Dutch colony. To avoid harassment from the English moving into the settlement, Josias started to search for another name to sound less Dutch. The Dratz name was eventually dropped and changed to Drake (which the family goes by today).
Great family stories along with a great line of beer, the microbrewery will open in Spring of 2018 and it will have a 65 seating tasting room.
It is located between Gorum Avenue and Redwood Drive, east of U.S. Highway, at the back of Jax Mercantile and Muv Fitness.
The brewery is also across the street from Home Depot and Sam’s Club just off the busy Highway 34 that runs through the heart of Loveland.
Company: Dratz Brewing Company
Contact: Kerry Drake