The Brew Hut Celebrates 20 Years In Business

by / Friday, 22 May 2015 / Published in Events, Slider

The Brew Hut, Aurora’s homebrew shop and Dry Dock’s sister business, is celebrating its 20th anniversary next month. The shop was founded by homebrewer Scott Newcomb, who wanted to create a one-stop shop for fellow hobbyists. “There were 14 homebrew supply shops in the area when I opened up The Brew Hut, but in order to put one recipe together I had to go to three or four of them to get all the ingredients,” Newcomb says. “That was the main purpose of The Brew Hut— to give people exactly what they needed for each brew. And to provide the best customer service.”

To-date, The Brew Hut does just that. As the largest homebrew supply shop in Colorado, it gives homebrewers exactly what they need for each brew and it’s well-known for its knowledgeable and friendly customer service. Its legacy has been carried on by current owners Kevin DeLange and Michelle Reding, who purchased The Brew Hut from Newcomb in 2002.

“When Michelle and Kevin came along, they loved the growth we’d already had. When they purchased The Brew Hut, Kevin and I sat in the back and he asked me if I were to keep the business how would I grow it? I told him I would knock out the wall next door and open a craft brewery,” Newcomb says. “They took that idea and ran with it. I couldn’t be happier that it grew the way that it did.”

Join Scott Newcomb, who is flying to Colorado from Florida where he’s currently opening a craft brewery, at The Brew Hut to celebrate its 20th anniversary on June 6 from 11am to 3pm. Guests are encouraged to bring their homemade beer, wine, cider, mead, cheese, and more to share with fellow homebrewers. They can also taste The Brew Hut’s employee homebrew showcase, purchase commemorative Brew Hut t-shirts and posters, and enjoy 20 percent off discounts on select merchandise. The Brew Hut’s anniversary party will also feature carnival games and raffle prizes, as well as homebrew demonstrations from The Fermentologists homebrew club and Aurora City Brew Club.

In honor of its sister business, Dry Dock brewed The Brew Hut’s Anniversary Beer using a new, experimental hop variety from the Hallertau and Tettnang growing regions of Germany called Mandarina Bavaria. These hops create a sweet, fruity aroma with strong notes of tangerine. The Mandarina Pale Ale will tap at South Dock for the anniversary party on June 6.