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.
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
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