Upslope announces plans for S’PARK brewery and restaurant in Boulder

Boulder-based Upslope Brewing Company announced today that the brewery plans to open an all-new experimental facility in east Boulder in conjunction with central Boulder’s S’PARK development. The 11,000 square foot brewpub at 34th Street and Valmont is scheduled for completion Fall 2017. The new facility will be home to all of Upslope’s experimental brewing and barrel-aging, as well as a full-service restaurant with a mezzanine and patio.

Boulder's Upslope facility unveils plans for new experimental facility in Boulder's SPARK development

Boulder’s Upslope facility unveils plans for new experimental facility in Boulder’s SPARK development

Upslope founder Matt Cutter said in a press release “the innovation emerging from our Lee Hill brewery has never been more important than it is today, and has become essential to stay relevant in today’s quickly evolving craft beer industry. In an effort to expand the experimental brewing, piloting, barrel-aging and collaboration beers that are going on there today, we need to move the brewery to a larger location,” Cutter stated.

“We have fortunately been able to combine that expansion effort with being part of a one-of-a-kind project taking shape in central Boulder, just north of Boulder Junction. Having worked with Element Properties for many months on the design of this brewpub, we couldn’t be more excited to be a key component of the S’PARK project and Markt building.”

Boulder’s S’PARK modern urban village is underway to designate a section northeast of downtown Boulder as ‘Boulder Junction’, where there are plans to develop a large-scale environment called S’PARK. According to Sopher Architects, the firm working to develop the area, SPARK (for short) stems from an area of Boulder known as Sutherland Park, where the Sutherlands Lumber Company was in business before closing its doors in 2010. The firm’s website affirms the “vision behind spark is predicated upon values of community, culture, creativity and inspiration all united by active green-spaces and cutting edge technology.”

The new Upslope brewery and restaurant is just one of the businesses set to take advantage of this 7-acre, up-and-coming economic center, but it won’t relieve all of its current tap rooms of their duties. Upslope’s Flatiron Park location will continue as its main production brewery, producing its year round, canned offerings and its popular tap room will remain open.

About Upslope

Boulder-based Upslope Brewing Company is the creator of premium ales and lagers that are artfully crafted using natural ingredients. Packaged in aluminum cans for exceptional portability, and because it’s best for the environment, Upslope complements the outdoor lifestyle and caters to the on-the-go beer enthusiast. The five flagship beers include: Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Craft Lager and Imperial India Pale Ale. Additional installments are offered in a Limited Release Series, the Lee Hill Series and the Tap Room Series. In an ongoing effort to protect Colorado watersheds, and the key ingredient in Upslope ales and lagers, one percent of Upslope Craft Lager can revenues benefit Trout Unlimited.

Rachel Dugas

About Rachel Dugas

Rachel Dugas is a craft beer writer and photographer from Lafayette, Louisiana. Now living in Old Town Lafayette with her husband and daughter, Rachel can be seen snapping her camera incessantly while enjoying craft beers throughout Boulder County. Rachel was an official Beer Geek for GABF 2015. Follow Rachel on Instagram @boldtowngirl or on Twitter @R_Worthy

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