WeldWerks Reflects on Milestones and Learnings from 2020

WeldWerks 2020 Year In Review. Image courtesy of WeldWerks.

Greeley brewery WeldWerks Brewing Co. reflects on the accomplishments and lessons learned in 2020 as they embark on a hopeful 2021.

Last weekend would have been the 20th anniversary of the world-class beer festival Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines; however, the festival was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is expected to return for the 21st anniversary in Breckenridge. At this festival seven years ago, Colin Jones and Neil Fisher made a deal.

Neil was an avid garage home brewer at the time, and part of the deal was if Neil could medal at the festival, he and Colin would open a brewery. Neil won two medals and, thirteen months later, opened the doors to WeldWerks in historic downtown Greeley with Colin.

A few highlights for WeldWerks in 2020 are as follows:

  • 6,000 gallons of hand sanitizer were distributed, with nearly half going to first responders, hospitals, and nonprofits.
  • Donations equate to $132,000 to various nonprofits, the WeldWerks Community Foundation, and the upcoming scholarship fund with the University of Northern Colorado.
  • The addition of a centrifuge separates solids from the beer, ultimately resulting in ten percent more beer each with every batch.
  • Beer was plated over 1,800 times to ensure it arrives in hand exactly as intended.
  • More than 1,500 samples went to staff for WeldWerks’ sensory panel in their constant pursuit of beer quality and perfection.
  • A total of 168 beers were produced.
  • Seven team members were hired.

For more information regarding WeldWerks, visit: https://www.weldwerks.com

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