Our founder and brewer, Christian, started home-brewing as a way to get his hands on beers that he wanted to drink but couldn’t always find in Estes Park. Inspired by his travels, he focused mainly on Belgian and French styles. Along the way he became even more inspired by the Belgian’s approach to brewing – blending history, science and art to create complex and delicious beers. Avant Garde Aleworks was born out of a need to share these beers with the community.
After opening our doors in 2019 with just four beers on tap, you can now find a rotating assortment of Saisons, Strong Ales, IPAs and hard seltzers in the taproom. We strive to create a community gathering place where locals and tourists alike could enjoy good beer, music and amazing mountain views.