WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
Brewing bad ass beers since 2011, Telluride Brewing Company brews a wide variety of artisanal craft beers, stemming straight from Rocky Mountain snow-melt, premium malts and high-quality hops.
Founders Fish and Tommy's story began writing itself when the pair met at a local bar in Telluride. Fish was the brewmaster, and Tommy the bartender. Hours together were spent discussing their quest for the perfect beer and the ultimate dream - opening a brewery of their own.
As time passed, Fish's beer began attracting attention, winning gold and bronze medals at the Great American Beer Festival and developing his own following throughout the state, while Tommy changed his trajectory and became a middle school history teacher for the Telluride Mountain School. Still adventuring together, conquering rivers and mountains, the pair continued the conversation regarding their quest for the perfect beer.
A decade in the making, Fish and Tommy have made their dream a reality. In May 2011, Fish and Tommy partnered with Telluride real estate broker Brian Gavin and local graphic artist John Lehman to form the Telluride Brewing Company.
Since the first beer was poured in 2012, Telluride Brewing has earned a respected place in the world of craft brewers. The brewery has undergone countless expansions, and taken home Gold medals for their Face Down Brown at World Beer Cup (2012) and the Great American Beer Festival (2012 & 2014), as well as Bronze at the Great American Beer Festival (2016 & 2021). Their Whacked Out Wheat also medaled at the Great American Beer Festival (2015) and World Beer Cup (2016 & 2018).
The Telluride Brewing team continues to innovate and add new beers to the lineup on the reg. Follow the brewery on social media, read the blog or stop by to stay current on the latest and greatest.