Broken Compass will close early on Saturday, July 14th for a private wedding party. Our taproom will be shutting down at 4:30 PM, so make sure you get in early that day for a flight or a growler fill! We apologize for any inconvenience, true love is in our midst and we just can't resist the vibes in the air. We'll reopen on Sunday, July 15th with normal hours at 11 AM.
World class mountain grass is descending on Broken Compass this weekend!
The Infamous Stringdusters talented fiddle player, singer and songwriter, Jeremy Garrett, is making a special performance in our taproom Saturday, June 30th, from 5-9 PM. Jeremy will bring his impressive musical repertoire to the brewery, including fiddle, guitar and mandolin. His solo act in simultaneously an intimate and energetic affair, weaving instruments and acoustic and electric sounds together like a true master of his craft.
Don't miss this incredibly rare opportunity to catch this incredible artist in Summit County, and also drink a few delicious brews while you're at it!
Join us this Saturday, May 26th, for our FIRST EVER release of Broken Compass beer in cans!
We have the most delicious summer beer in the world (scientifically proven, by scientists) - our award winning Ginger Pale Ale - finally available in cans.
We're releasing these babies at 11 AM on Saturday at the taproom, so look out for our festival beer tents just outside the back door where we'll have all the of these guys available as well as our limited edition bombers.
Each Ginger 4-pack will be sold for $16 bucks a pop, and at this point there is no cap on how many cans you can buy.
The weather is looking stellar, so come out for some sunshine, cornhole and a pint and some cans of the easiest drinkin', gingeriest pale ale around!
Our 4 Year Anniversary Party is only days away! You do not want to miss this amazing event that includes some special events and beers that happen only once a year.
Our free (free!) shuttle service will be operating all day and night bringing you to and from the brewery. Please do not drink and drive! Call our shuttle driver at (970) 406-2011 to arrange a ride and we'll do our best to accommodate you. We are also offering overflow parking at the Colorado Mountain College parking lot just one street over on Denison Placer Road, but be prepared because parking may be crazy. Please do not park the street on Airport Road or Continental Court.
Like years past, we're toasting our birthday with specialty beer tappings all day long, including a myriad of barrel aged beers, FREE live music, a FREE pig roast, cornhole tournaments, beerd contests, face painting and much, much more! Here's a summary of the days events:
10 AM: OPEN! FREE BREAKFAST BURRITOS for the first 50 customers.
SPECIALTY BEER TAPPINGS (at outdoor beer tents)
10 AM: Nitro DREAMSICLE
12 PM: ELVIS aka Peanut Butter Banana Hefeweizen
2 PM: Ginger Mule - Ginger Pale Ale with Lime
4 PM: Love Bug Belgian Blonde
6 PM: Raspberry Habanero Pale Ale
1-4 PM: SNEEZY
5-8:30 PM: YAMN
DJ presented by Powers Productions spinning in before, in between and after the bands.
1 PM: FREE PIG ROAST (while supplies last)
2 PM: CORNHOLE TOURNEY
Registration is $25 per 2-person team, with all proceeds going to charity. The winners of this 16 team, single elimination tourney will take home a $50 Broken Compass Gift card and two free 4th Anniversary Party shirts. Registration only available in the taproom.
EVERY HOUR FROM 10-4: EXCLUSIVE BARREL TASTING WITH THE BREWERS
Taste never before tasted barrels in our mobile barrel room in the back. Tickets are $50 and include your Klean Kanteen stainless steel pint, a full hour of barrel tasting and your choice of a barrel aged bomber to take home. Tickets are available in the taproom or online at store.brokencompassbrewing.com.
There will also be face painting, dancing and so much more, we can't wait to see you out celebrating with us!
Trivia Tourney Returns
Calling all trivia gurus! Our offseason trivia tournament is returning for all of May, kicking off May 1st! Accumulate points with a team throughout the month - while also winning weekly prizes - and you could win the grand prize of brewing your very own designed beer with our brew team! Weekly prizes, of course, will still be awarded, and fun and high fives will be had all around by everyone.
Rules And Regulations
- Tournament lasts five weeks (May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29nd)
- No more than five participants per team, per week
- Minimum of two permanent team members representing that team in a given week
- No cell phones
- Each team's lowest score of the five weeks will be dropped (or if you entirely miss a week)
- Must hold a beer in hand at all times (just kidding)
Now for the fun part:
1st Place: Our winning trivia team will once again have the opportunity to craft their own Broken Compass beer, working with our brew team from the recipe creation to the brewing process, and culminating in a specialty release in our taproom for their own handcrafted beer!
2nd Place: Rare barrel tastings and a pizza party at the brewery! There's nothing quite as satisfying as slamming a nail in a barrel and watching smooth, delicious barrel aged beer trickle out.
3rd Place: Basket-o-swag: Broken Compass has the coolest swag in the land, and it could all be yours.
Everyone else: High Fives! Plus you get to play trivia at Broken Compass every week!
As always, if you desire to play weekly trivia, there's no requirement to participate in the tournament and you can still win weekly gift card prizes! We're looking forward to once again seeing the intelligence of our trivia contestants, so put on your drinking caps and join us this coming Tuesday, May 1st at 7 PM for the greatest trivia in all the land!
Happy Closing Weekend Breckenridge!
It's been a hell of a season, and while we didn't always get the perfect snow we so very wanted, we managed to have a good bit of fun anyway.
To put the frothy head on the beer, as they say, Broken Compass is sending the season off with a bang this weekend with all sorts of events you don't want to miss.
Our favorite Grateful Dead cover band, Peak2Peak is back in the taproom busting out two separate sets on both Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd. Saturday's later evening set will run from approximately 7-10 PM, while Sunday's affair kicks off at 5 PM to give you time to make it down the mountain, kick off those ski boots and put your dancin' shoes on.
Earth Day Specialty Tapping
As a part of our Earth Day celebrations, we're thrilled to be a part of the latest Makin Noise beer release. Along with four other breweries - Storm Peak Brewing, Baere Brewing, Fermaentra Brewery and Renegade Brewing - we brewed a Belgian ale with the same Westmalle yeast strain. Other than the yeast, the beers are entirely different, and each brewery is donating $1 from each pour to a local environmental organization of their choice. Our talented brew squad whipped up a delicious Summer Saison for the occasion, which we will tap on Sunday and donate a portion of each pint to the Friends of the Dillons Ranger District! This wonderful organization has endless positive impact on our community and local environment by maintaining and improving trails, caring for the flora of Summit County and educating forest visitors.
Earth Day Tie-Dye Tees
For the first time every, we're selling long sought after tie-dye Broken Compass T-shirts! These shirts are organic cotton, sourced and sewn in the US, dyed by a local artist, printed by a local screen printing company and extremely limited, with only 60 available. Priced at $25, we're donating $5 from each shirt sale to charity.
Earth Day Pub Crawl
Join us for the 2nd Annual Earth Day Pub crawl, picking up trash all across town the best way we know how: with frequent and refreshing stops for beer. The crawl kicks off at 3 PM at Breck Brew Pub and continues all the way to Broken Compass, with stops along the way at Kenosha Steakhouse, The Canteen-Tap House And Tavern and Breckenridge Distillery! Drink tickets will be handed out for a free drink at each location, and prizes for best trash pick up finds will be handed out!
Earth Day Vegetarian Themed Monday Night Potluck
You never thought you'd see the day, but it's finally here. That's right, we're holding a Vegetarian Themed Monday Night Potluck in honor of Earth Day. Help us reduce our footprint by going meatless for a night at our weekly potluck, so bust out those veggies and a big appetite and bring a delicious dish to share! You may win free beer and growlers if your veggies out-veggie everyone else's veggies.
Colorado Craft Beer week is around the corner, and we're celebrating with a week full of specialty releases to celebrate the occasion! The week officially kicks off on Saturday, March 31st with Collab Fest 2018 in Denver. One of the coolest fests around, this unique affair features more than 100 unique and never-before-brewed beers and more than 200 breweries! If you can't make it to the fest, come visit our taproom all week starting Monday, April 2nd, to taste all of our collabs and specialty releases (actually, just do that anyway, it's a no-brainer)! Here's a glance at what we're tapping:
Monday, April 2nd
Put 15 brewers in one room and this is the unique result. Plus, this year's Summit County United Brewers Alliance (SCUBA) collaboration brew includes Breckenridge Distillery for the first time ever! A big, beautiful 8.3% ABV wheat wine fermented with a Norwegian farmhouse yeast and infused with herbs and botanicals from the Breck Distillery's delicious gin. Slightly sweet booziness, followed by a tangy kiss of fruit and the light touch of pine and herbs. It's as rare and fleeting as they come so get it while you can!
Monday Night Potluck - Cook With A Beer Theme!
What better than food and beer side by side? Food and beer mixed together, of course! There's no finer way to spice up your cooking chops than by mixing in some delicious brews. This week's Monday Night Potluck theme embraces that, as we celebrate Colorado Craft Beer week by using that delicious liquid to concoct the most delicious potluck dishes. Use Broken Compass beer, or another brewery's beer or hell, even that stale Coors Banquet that's been sitting in the backseat of your car since ski season started. If you can't cook with beer, that's fine too! Just make something delicious. As always, winners will receive free growlers and beers!
Tuesday, April 3
Need we say more? Our delicious Hefe is back, bursting full of those bold fruity notes and creamy body. And on this special occasion we're pureeing fresh raspberries to complement the base beer.
Wednesday, April 4 - Colorado Pint Day!
To celebrate Colorado Pint Day we're tapping our first ever single hop IPA! This light bodied IPA is brewed with delicious and dynamic Centennial hops and a light grain bill to allow the hops to shine through with lovely hints of citrus, grapefruit and a light pine touch. To benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild, we're selling an extremely limited edition of this new IPA in specialty glasses, with $1 per pint purchased going to the Guild, while the customer (you, hopefully!) gets to keep the glass!
Thursday, April 5
TKB10K Baltic Porter
Another incredibly rare beer, outpaced in its rarity only by its delectability (did we just use delectability in a sentence? Look at us!). This porter comes to us courtesy of our head brewery Brandon Smith and his former employer Tommyknocker Brewery. For their 10,000th(!) ever brew, TKB brought in brewers past and present to create this beautiful Baltic Porter. Deeply roasty, smooth and malty sweet, it's a true feat of brewing that we're thrilled to be able to share with our customers.
Friday, April 6
Pinky's Out Table Manners Belgian Style Table Beer
Closing out the week is our collab with Westfax Brewing Co. in Denver, which we'll also be serving at Collab Fest on March 31st. This light, sessionable, low alcohol beer was traditionally enjoyed by adults and children at meals. The modest grain bill and hopping allows the expressive yeast to really shine, while the use of Summer and Enigma hops and post-fermentation spicing with pink peppercorns, add a pleasant sweet and spicy notes that should complement the yeast and fruity hops.
Meet Theodore, our beloved brewery rabbit and unofficial brewery mascot!
Theo likes to spend his days eating spent grain from our brew days, lounging in the sun, hopping around the parking lot and sipping on our Czech Pilsner. Please watch out for Mr. Theodore when driving around Broken Compass, particularly in the back, as he has been known to play a mean game of chicken with oncoming cars. And while he's fast and strong, Theo vs. a car does not end well for Theo.
Good ole Theo is having a blast rampaging around by himself, but if you know of any single and ready to mingle female rabbits on the market, Theo is looking for a pal to hang out and have a beer with!