Bootstrap Brewing has opened a new taproom in the old Longmont Times-Call warehouse at 142 Pratt St. This is the second location for the Boulder County brewery whose original location is in downtown Niwot just west of Longmont. Bootstrap needed more space due to a wider distribution channel, so they will use the new space for brewing as well as a taproom serving their wide selection of beers.
Bootstrap Brewing first opened in 2012 in Niwot’s downtown district. Owners Leslie and Steve Kaczeus both left the high-tech industry to follow their dreams of crafting high-quality ales and lagers. Steve was an avid home brewer for over 20 years who graduated from the American Brewer’s Guild in the summer of 2011. Their beers have won three Great American Beer Festival (GABF) awards, not to mention countless other accolades and awards at local, regional and national competitions.
The brewery quickly saw success, and in mid-2016 they signed a distribution deal with Coors Distributing Company. A need to expand their operations became imminent. The space in Niwot is 3,700 square feet, while the new Longmont space they are leasing is 14,000 square feet. This will allow the brewery to expand their brewing to meet the demands of distribution.
The new taproom is now open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. They hope to add additional hours once the brewhouse is up and running, and they have more beer to serve. They will host live music on Fridays from 6-9 p.m. and food vendors will be onsite as much as possible. For more information, visit their website at bootstrapbrewing.com.
Bootstrap Brewing Longmont
142 Pratt Street
Friday 3-9 p.m.
Saturday Noon-9 p.m.
Sunday Noon-6 p.m.