The Mancos Brewing Co. is preparing to move to a new, larger space this spring, co-founder and brewer DeWayne Jackson said.
Currently at 500 W. Railroad Ave. in Mancos, the brewery will move to the Alpacka Rafts manufacturing facility at 484 E. Frontage Road, Jackson said.
Jackson plans to make the move in late April or early May, and he hopes for a quick turnaround between closing the current location and moving to the new space, he said. The new location is about four times bigger than the current pub, on a 2-acre property.
“We want to keep saturating the Mancos Valley with the best beer we can make,” Jackson said.
The outdoor patio at the new location also will be four or five times larger than the outdoor seating area the pub has now, he said. There will be stages indoors and outdoors, and there will be live music year-round, he said.
“We plan to do music every weekend,” Jackson said.
In addition to the larger space, Jackson will upgrade his brewing system from 1.5 barrels to seven, he said.
The brewery has six house beers on tap, and Jackson plans to add one or two more to that lineup with the move to the larger brewing system.
One of those will be a new IPA, which will debut at the grand opening of the new location in May, he said.
The food menu will mostly stay the same – a small pub food menu with everything locally sourced, Jackson said.
He may invite different food vendors to visit the brewery on certain days, and special events might have catered food, he said. However, the business will remain a brewery first and not a restaurant, he said.
“Our main focus will continue to be beer,” Jackson said.
In the 2½ years since the brewery has been at its current location, Jackson has served more than 60 original beer recipes, he said. That productivity will continue.
“We’re going to keep trucking and keep producing good beer,” he said.