The Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project specialises in Belgian-style wild, sour and funky beers with a brewery now sited in The Source, an old foundry in Denver, Colorado that’s been converted into a European-style indoor market.
Back in 2010, the artisan beer project was the logical next step for founder Chad Yakobson, following his Brettanomyces Project website, which shared some of the research and results from his dissertation on the Brett yeast genus (part of his Master’s in Brewing and Distilling at The International Centre for Brewing and Distilling (Heriot-Watt University), Edinburgh, Scotland).
Brewing at Funkwerks in Fort Collins from 2011, Crooked Stave moved to Denver in 2012 with a new barrel room near Prost Brewing (where the brewing was moved to). It wasn't until Friday 4th October 2013 that Crooked Stave moved their taproom and 20 barrel brewing operation to their own space at The Source. Throughout this time they've been producing some fantastic beers whether farmhouse, fruit, American, Belgian, dry-hopped and/or barrel-aged, as limited editions, signature releases and as part of their Wild Wild Brett series.