Updated 5/27/15

With backgrounds in chemical engineering and sustainability, the trio behind Breckenridge’s newest brewery settled on the idea of Broken Compass Brewing in early 2014. Since then, the beer’s been flowing and beetle kill wood representing – the brewery off Airport Road features regional wood details and haul rope from the old Colorado chair at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Tap handles incorporate haul rope from the old Colorado chair.

Tap handles incorporate haul rope from the old Colorado chair.

The debut included six different brews: Coconut Porter, Belgian Wit, Chili Pepper Pale, IPA, India Brown Ale, and Collaboration Saison. Today, brewhounds will find about 12 taps, which means lots of customization on mix-and-match flights.

In the short time since it’s opening in early summer of 2014, it’s become a gathering place for locals, evident in the Monday night potlucks.

Inspired by the supportive home brewer community in Denver (and their good friends and former co-workers at Lone Tree Brewery) Jason Ford, David Axelrod and Jollene Ford also see community brewer gatherings in their future; it’s all an effort to help make Summit County a destination for beer.

After all, said Ford, “The more great beer there is, the more people come to drink it.”

We’ll see you there.

If you go:
Broken Compass Brewing
68 Continental Ct., B12
Breckenridge, CO 80424
970-378-2772
http://www.brokencompassbrewing.com/
Open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m., Mondays through Fridays at 2:00 p.m.
Bring your own food

All photos by Jessie Unruh

Jason Ford, pictured, David Axelrod and Jollene Ford are the trio behind Breckenridge's new brewery, Broken Compass.

Jason Ford, pictured, David Axelrod and Jollene Ford are the trio behind Breckenridge’s new brewery, Broken Compass.

Grab a growler and bring a little Broken Compass home. They also make great gifts for beer-drinkers.

Grab a growler and bring a little Broken Compass home. They also make great gifts for beer-drinkers.

Already, locals are flocking to the relaxed vibe of Broken Compass brewing, off Airport Road in Breckenridge.

Already, locals are flocking to the relaxed vibe of Broken Compass brewing, off Airport Road in Breckenridge.

Broken Compass' launch included six beers: Coconut Porter, Belgian Wit, Chili Pepper Pale, IPA, India Brown Ale, and Collaboration Saison. Expect about 12 beer options by the end of summer, along with a rotating lineup of food trucks parked outside.

Broken Compass’ launch included six beers: Coconut Porter, Belgian Wit, Chili Pepper Pale, IPA, India Brown Ale, and Collaboration Saison. Expect about 12 beer options by the end of summer, along with a rotating lineup of food trucks parked outside.

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