Popular Brewery announces bankruptcy after 9 years

November 18, 2023 by No Comments

Joyride Brewing, a longstanding establishment at the intersection of 25th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, announced on Friday its intention to seek bankruptcy protection after a decade of operation. News of the bankruptcy comes after several Denver breweries have closed this year due to financial reasons.

Dave Bergen, a co-founder of the brewery, shared this news in a video posted on Instagram. He emphasized his commitment to transparency and honesty with their clientele by making this declaration public. This news may come as a surprise for fans of the brewery due to the popularity of the venue. News of the bankruptcy proves that customers don’t always know what happens behind the scenes.

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Despite the announcement, the brewery has remained open and will be for the foreseeable future. This move isn’t too uncommon if the day-to-day operations can be met by the operating staff. However, it goes without saying that the long-term future of the establishment remains unclear.

The brewery, launched by Bergen and Grant Babb in 2014 at 2501 Sheridan in Edgewater, later expanded to include a rooftop patio offering views of Sloan’s Lake. Bergen, known for his active involvement in the local brewery scene, has also held the position of president of the Colorado Brewers Guild.


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