Denverite’s Mile High Brewery Battle has reached the Final, Frothy Four — a hard, and well-earned designation.
As we enter the penultimate round of voting, we want to take a minute to introduce you to the top competitors — just in case you haven’t met yet.
The contender in southeast Denver: Comrade Brewing Co.
Where: 7667 E. Iliff Ave.
Who: Owned by David Lin and Marks Lanham
What and Why: Comrade was the brainchild of David Lin after he decided he liked brewing beer more than managing corporate dining operations. In 2010, he quit his day job in Denver to work with area brewers, then got his MBA, and then opened his own brewery with Marks Lanham in 2014. The name was a shortening of camaraderie, which captured the spirit of his future business but contained too many syllables.
The brewery touts itself as being one of the few in town using only American-made equipment.
Despite that it’s a bit far if you’re driving from other parts of the city, Comrade is very close to the Cherry Creek Trail, meaning its bike racks are full most weekends. There’s no kitchen, but often a food truck presence. They also allow “well-behaved” dogs inside.
When: Open 7 days a week starting at noon. They close at 9 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and at 11 p.m. on Fridays. (Closing hours provided by Google.)
Voting in our Mile High Brewery Battle round of four in open through 3 p.m. Monday, July 15. So Vote now.