What started as a mere dream has now become reality when 38 State Brewing Company opened in Littleton. Owners Kim and Mike Keating, friend Jason Virzi and neighbor Brett Blazek were talking about the idea of brewing five years ago, then three years ago decided to start making moves.
“People ask if looking back at all the work it took to do it, would we do it again,” said Kim Keating, in the Littleton Independent, “That would be a definite yes. And we’re rallying the other brewers that are opening up to keep going.” With their newly, opened business located at 8071 S. Broadway, it took big decision making to decide on Littleton. Other companies were looking at the area to set up their business, but 38 State was the fist to make the move.
Just last year the city changed laws to allow microbreweries, wine makers and microdistilleries in specific commercial areas such as shopping centers and downtown. Finally, the city council agreed on passing an ordinance that limits their size and requires 30 percent of the building to be dedicated to retail sales and a tasting room, according to the recent article.
38 State Brewing Company is happy to announce their grand opening this weekend on May 10th. The space is a former automotive shop at Broadway and County Line. Keeping the idea of a garage, the doors were kept to give it an industrial feel. When the doors are lifted there are tables and a bar, along with a jukebox, Pac-Man machine and Golden Tee. They also plan on inviting food trucks and are open to deliveries or picnics.
Since the idea got started, basically, at a garage party the concept fits the brewing company perfectly. “We love our space, so we’re happy,” said Kim Keating in the article. “We’ve paved the way for other places to not have to go through such a strict process.”
Join the new owners of 38 State Brewing Company at their new location in Littleton this Saturday for a day of beer tasting and socializing. The grand opening will be from noon to 10 p.m. with El Toro the Tot serving up burgers, tots and desserts.