It all started when...
We opened our doors at Snowbank Brewing on August 22nd, 2014. Founded by a group of dedicated homebrewers, our dream was to start a brewery that reflected our passion for amazing beer, the beautiful Colorado outdoors, and the culture of collaboration in the brewing community.
The name Snowbank came from our time as homebrewers. After boiling the beer and adding hops on the stove, we needed a quick, easy, inexpensive way to chill it down quickly. The 2 foot snowbank right outside worked perfectly!
At Snowbank, quality is built into every beer we brew. From milling the grain to pouring your beer into the glass, we pay attention to every detail of the process to ensure your beer and experiences here are the absolute best they can be.
Our amazing team is the backbone of our business. Our owners aren't off in a corporate office across the country - they are in the brewery every day! They brew the beer, keep our systems running, crunch the numbers, and serve in the tap room. Our staff are among the most knowledgeable, caring, and friendly in the business. Get to know us a little bit more below!
Owner, Head Brewer, Chief Janitor
Hometown: Doniphan, Nebraska
Interested in the beer industry because: Home brewing and a trip to Belgium is what got me started.
Favorite guilty pleasure in music: Dubstep
Owner, Finance Manager, Chief Paper Wrangler
First beer you've tried: My dad gave me sips of his Old Rasputin Imperial Stouts when I was a kid and I thought it was disgusting. Now I'm a huge imperial stout junkie. Go figure.
Bucket list item: I've always wanted to go skydiving!
Favorite outdoor activity: Horseback riding (I have ridden my horse to the brewery for a beer on more than one occasion!)
Owner, Brewer, Facilities Manager, Chief Fix-it-all
Tap Room Manager, Chief Organizer of all Things
Hometown: Seekonk, MA (Go Patriots!!!)
Something no one knows about you: If I wasn't in the craft beer industry, I'd definitely become a sea lion trainer.
Favorite guilty pleasure in music: I love country music, all kinds, and I'm not ashamed!!
Suds-Slinger Extraordinaire, Beertender, Festival Organizer, Queen of Stouts
Hometown: Boise, ID
First beer you've tried: First beer that made me fall in love with beer was the Full Sail Black Gold Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Favorite guilty pleasure in music: Well I don't listen to Britney Spears if that's what you mean.
Beer Maiden, Sales Representative, IPA Diva
Interested in the beer industry because: The art of craft beer and the creative outside-the-box community.
Moved to Fort Collins because of: A job, love, and the wide open spaces!
Favorite outdoor activities: Mountain biking, cycling and skiing
Beertender, Vinyl Extraordinaire
First beer you've tried: (gonna stay with first CRAFT beer...) Anchor's barleywine Old Foghorn, because I figured paying $6 for a 12% beer was the same as paying $2 for three 4% beers)
Interested in the beer industry because: The people! Nobody's cooler and more easy-going than craft beer folk.
Hometown: Riverside, CA
Favorite outdoor activities: Playing basketball and pretty much anything that involves friends and the sunshine!
Something no one knows about you: For a while in my younger days, I sported long hair, bleach blonde and curly!
The REAL owner of Snowbank, Top Dog
Princess in Residence, Chief Beggar
Bunny & Squirrel Police, Licker of Babies