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Eddyline Brewery Gears Up for the 69th Annual FIBArk Whitewater Festival

Eddyline Brewery, is excited for its 5th year as the headline sponsor for Fibark, the nation’s longest running white water festival.

“Fibark, or First in Boating on the Arkansas, is the largest event here in Chaffee County, and one of the largest white water festivals in the country, exclaims Marketing Director and Chaffee County native Sheila Bustamante, “We are proud to help sponsor this fantastic event and show off what our wonderful corner of the world has to offer.”  

Eddyline will be pouring it’s award-winning local beer, all weekend long at Salida’s Riverside Park.  Crank Yanker IPA, River Runners Pale Ale, Rasbperry Wheat, Kickin’ Back Amber, Jolly Roger Black Lager, and Grapefruit Yanker, will all be available in their signature 16oz cans for the festival.

“We are especially excited to be pouring our Grapefruit Crank Yanker again this year,’ say’s Bustamante. ‘It is a wonderful 7.2% ABV IPA brewed with Grapefruit and Mango for a wonderful citrus kick.  We just released it statewide this month, and is the perfect beer to enjoy during this year’s Fibark.”

Eddyline will be featuring food pairings all summer long at their two Buena Vista locations at South Main, and at the Taproom off of Highway 24.

  Pairings such as their new Buffalo Peaks Chicken  Sandwich topped  with blue cheese, pickled onions, and  mustard micro-greens alongside their Grapefruit Crank  Yanker make for one of the best dinning experiences in the  valley.

“We are proud to show off what local beer and food can do,  and can’t wait to see everyone up for the 69th annual Fibark  this year. It should be a weekend full of great food, great beer, and as always awesome whitewater!” Says Bustamante.

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Eddyline Releases Raspberry Wheat, Announces New Mexico Relaunch

Buena Vista, Colorado March 20th 2017– Eddyline Brewery is releasing their spring/summer seasonal, Raspberry Wheat, this week.

Raspberry Wheat is an American Wheat Beer made with heaps of Oregon raspberries, giving it a medium body a slightly tart, and completely refreshing fruit character.

Description: Macintosh HD:Users:SheilaColorado:Downloads:raspberry-wheat-flattend.png “Raspberry Wheat is a huge seller for us, and is just the perfect beer to enjoy   throughout the spring and summer.  Nothing beats, a great beer shared with your friends after a day on the river or after a hard days work.”  Says Brian England, CEO of Eddyline Brewery.

Raspberry Wheat will be available across Colorado in its signature 16oz 6 packs, Eddyline was the first brewery in the region to use this unique  packaging. You can  get Raspberry Wheat, along with its award winning  River Runners, Jolly Roger  Black Lager, Epic Day Double IPA and delicious  Crank Yanker IPA at liquor stores and restaurants across Colorado.

Eddyline is also excited to announce its re-launch in New Mexico with Fiasco Distribution, making Eddyline’s signature beers available across Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque and the rest of the great state of New Mexico.                                                  

“Our roots go deep in New Mexico and we are excited to be back. We started our first brewpub, Socorro Springs Brewery, in Socorro, New Mexico in 1999 and are excited to have our refreshing beers available across the state once again.” Say’s England.

Eddyline Brewery is located in beautiful Buena Vista, Colorado, and is a winner of both a Great American Gold Medal and World Beer Cup Silver Medal for its River Runners Pale Ale.  The brewery has seen massive growth over the past few years, and has pubs in Colorado, New Mexico, and New Zealand.

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Eddyline Brewery Releases New Brewers Project Can: Eddyline Black Eddy IPA

Buena Vista, Colorado – Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – Eddyline Brewery has launched a limited release Brewers Project 16 ounce 6 pack featuring Eddyline Black Eddy IPA, a very well-balanced flavorful IPA with a slight roasted malt taste and extremely smooth finish with an of ABV 7.5%. Eddyline Black Eddy IPA is sold at liquor stores throughout Colorado along with their flagship beers, Crank Yanker IPA and River Runners Pale Ale available in 16 ounce 6 packs. Locate their beer at http://eddylinebrewing.com/locate-our-beer/.

“We have always brewed extremely drinkable IPAs whether it’s our flagship Crank Yanker or our Epic Day Double IPA and felt this would be a good addition to our lineup.  We wanted to create a style that was not heavily produced in the market; however still gives our customers a highly drinkable well balanced IPA that they have become accustomed to seeing from our brew team,” stated CEO, Brian England.

The Brewers Project was created to offer unique, fun and limited release beers paying homage to the Colorado mountains and craft beer! Prior to Eddyline Black Eddy IPA, Grapefruit Yanker IPA and Epic Day Double IPA were released in the Brewers Project can.  We have a series of new beers in the planning phases and are excited to release these in the coming year.   

About Eddyline Brewery

Eddyline Taproom & Brewery is one of Colorado’s fastest growing microbreweries. Since 2009, Eddyline has been focused on creating unique ales and lagers of the highest quality while representing Colorado’s outdoor enthusiasts. Our 16-ounce cans are infinitely recyclable, preserve the quality and freshness of the beer and are easily transportable for your favorite outdoor adventures. Eddyline works closely with local groups to help improve trails, river parks, and strongly believes in being an active steward of the local Chaffee County community.


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Press Release: Nelson, New Zealand Expansion & Branding Refresh


Eddyline Brewery Expands Globally to Nelson, New Zealand and Updates Branding

Successful Colorado Brewery transforms into Global Craft Beer Brand

BUENA VISTA, Colo., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Eddyline Brewery has expanded globally with the opening of a brewery and pizzeria in Nelson, New Zealand. Eddyline is strongly committed to the concepts of quality and local community by exporting beer around the world negates both concepts. Opening in New Zealand will allow Eddyline to create the freshest beer and contribute to the local community while building the first of several ‘Basecamps’ for its loyal customers to visit.

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“Molley and I have a vision for the Eddyline brand to grow internationally with individual Eddyline brewpubs serving as gateways to incredible places around the world,” says Mic Heynekamp, Founder.


The New Zealand location is brewing the flagship Eddyline Crank Yanker IPA, among other Colorado recipes, while creating new beers that will become feature beers in Colorado. Eddyline New Zealand is continuing the tradition of serving casual gourmet food including wood-fired pizzas in a family-friendly environment.

With the continued focus on quality craft beer while targeting outdoor enthusiasts, the New Zealand location provides locals and tourists alike with world-class biking trails, kayaking and fishing, mirroring the landscape in Buena Vista, Colorado.

With Mic and Molley Heynekamp overseeing the new operation in New Zealand, long-time manager, Brian England was appointed CEO of the US operations. England’s focus is on expanding distribution throughout Colorado and working with Mic and Molley to create synergy between the two Eddyline operations.

“We are excited to operate globally; this expansion gives us a very unique perspective that will allow us to create new and unique beers, give our customers exciting opportunities to travel between locations, and lay the groundwork for future expansions both locally and abroad! The synergy between Colorado and New Zealand is quite amazing and we look forward to how we can create new opportunities for Eddyline’s customers and employees!” says Brian England, CEO.

Along with the new expansion, Eddyline is freshening up their branding with a new logo and packaging for their entire product range.

“Our previous logo has served us well, but we needed to simplify and enhance its features. The current packaging has a big bold design and they work well individually, but we need to have a set of designs that work well together on the shelf,” explains CEO Brian England.

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Christian Kelly, Marketing
(314) 795-6565

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Eddyline Brewery Expansion by Company Week

With the completion of $3 million expansion, variety is on the menu for this Chaffee County brewery.

At Eddyline Brewing, growth has been consistent and constant since launch. Founded by owners Mic and Molley Heynekamp as a brewpub, it reached its original 400-barrel capacity within a year. Though a production facility added in 2011 provided some breathing room, it too was maxed out less than three years later.

“We produced 2,700 barrels in 2014,” recounts Brian England, who, as CEO, oversees all taproom and brewery operations, and owns Eddyline Restaurant at South Main. “It was as much as we could possibly do in that facility and it prompted us to pull the trigger on a $3 million expansion.” Completed in summer 2015, the project included an 8,000-square foot building with a new cold room and docks, an upgrade to a custom-built 30-barrel, four-vessel Newlands brewing system, multiple 90-barrel fermentation tanks, and a CFT Packaging USA canning system out of Italy.

Read more: http://companyweek.com/company-profile/eddyline-brewing


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Eddyline 14’er Java Stout Release on International Stout Day!

Eddyline 14’er Java Stout Release Party

Celebrate International Stout Day and the release of our Eddyline 14’er Java Stout this Thursday, November 5 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm! Enjoy $4 tulips at our taproom.


Eddyline 14’er Java Stout
ABV 8.4% IBU 30

The Arkansas River Valley is home to 14,000’ peaks in Colorado and this beer fits the bill. With local coffee from The BV Roastery, and lots of roasted and chocolate malts, make this a rich, malty java stout.

International Stout Day – November 5

International Stout Day is a worldwide celebration of the iconic beer style, Stout. Taking place in homes, pubs, breweries and restaurants; it’s all about celebrating the craft beer revolution, relishing in this beloved beer style, sharing your photos, tasting notes and events with the world.

Originally, stout meant “proud” or “brave”, but morphed into the connotation of “strong” after the 14th century. Why on earth should this brave and strong beer style not have its own day of celebration?

The word “stout”, after the fourteenth century, had taken on as one of its meanings “strong”, and was used as such to describe strong beers, such as the Porter. “Stout” as in stout porter, was the strong, dark brew London’s brewers developed and the dark beer that gave us what we think of today as the typical stout style.

The first stouts were produced in the 1730s. The Russian Imperial Stout was inspired by brewers back in the 1800’s to win over the Russian Czar. “Imperial porter” came before “imperial stout” and the earliest noted use of “Imperial” to describe a beer comes from the Caledonian Mercury of February 1821, when a coffeehouse in Edinburgh was advertising “Edinburgh Ales, London Double Brown Stout and Imperial Porter, well worth the attention of Families”.

Triple Chocolate 14’er Java Stout Beer Brownies Recipe

12 ozs stout (Eddyline 14’er Java Stout)
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
12 cup melted butter
2 tsps vanilla extract
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
34 tsp salt
12 cup white chocolate (chopped)
12 cup semisweet chocolate (chopped)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F Line a 13x9x2 baking pan with aluminum foil, letting foil extend 2 inches beyond each short side of pan.
2. In large bowl, whisk together stout and cocoa powder until blended and smooth. Whisk in sugar, butter, vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time. Blend well.
3. Add flour and salt; whisk until batter is smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread mixture in prepared pan, leveling surface with a spatula. Bake 42 to 45 minutes in preheated oven, until top is shiny and dry, and a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Remove from oven and let cool completely in pan on rack.
4. Lift out brownie from pan by foil ends; transter to cutting board. Cut lengthwise into four strips and crosswise into 8 pieces, making 32 brownies.

Share Your 14’er Java Stout Photos

Purchase Eddyline 14’er Java Stout 16 ounce 4 packs at your local liquor store soon and share your adventure photos with us on Instagram and #EddylineBrewery or #BeersForAnyAdventure to be featured on our website!



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Eddyline HOPtoberfest

Celebrate the transition of seasons at Eddyline Taproom & Brewery this weekend at HOPtoberfest from Noon-5:00pm in our Beer Garden! Featuring our new seasonal brews on tap along with our full lineup of brews, a special German inspired menu, live music, pumpkin painting and a costume contest! There is something for the whole family. The first 50 to arrive will receive a FREE Eddyline pint glass!

Seasonal Releases On Tap
Check out our newest seasonal releases on tap at HOPtoberfest! Our full-lineup of craft beers will also be available.


Eddyline Pumpkin Patch Ale ABV 5.5%
Golden quaking aspens, a dusting of powder on the peaks and the first fire in the fireplace represent harvest time. Celebrate the bountiful season with our pumpkin patch ale made with real pumpkin, spices, and honey.


Eddyline OktoberfestABV 6%
The amber-orange color resembles the changing of seasons. This light hop is a rich, toasty, bready malt with a moderately dry finish.


Eddyline Oktoberfest ABV 6%
The amber-orange color resembles the changing of seasons. This light hop is a rich, toasty, bready malt with a moderately dry finish.


Mt. Belford Brown Ale ABV 5.65%
Like hiking to the top of 14’er Mount Belford, this is a complex malt featuring notes of chocolate, toffee and is slightly roasty. With hints of Hop-forward, piney and slight citrus notes.


Colorado LocALE
ABV 5.25%
Support the Keep Colorado Initiative and DRINK LOCAL at Eddyline Brewery! This easy drinking fresh hop ale is light, crisp and refreshing. A great transitional brew as we watch fall turn into winter.

German Inspired Menu 

Enjoy a special menu in our Beer Garden or order from our regular taproom menu inside.

Beer Cheese Soup $4

Soft Pretzel w/ cheese $5

Boater Beer Brat $8

Potato Salad $3

Chips $1.50

Brownie $2

Live Music with Salida Locals, Nasca-Nall Duo

Salida locals, Chris Nasca and Carey Nall will grace us with their musical talents from 2:00pm – 4:00pm in our Beer Garden!


Costume Contest!
Come dressed to impress with your kiddos in your German Inspired garb, a Jolly Roger pirate, Halloween custom or whatever strikes your fancy! Three winners will be chosen.


Pumpkin Painting Kid’s Corner
This is a family-friendly, all ages event. A Pumpkin Painting Corner will be set-up for kids and they can bring their masterpieces home with them. Feel free to bring your own pumpkin from home. We will supply small pumpkins, paint and paint brushes for your little ones.



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Meet Our Brewery Crew

Meet Head Brewer, Patrick Fowler

Patrick brews the beer. He mills the grain, creates the mash (combine the milled grain with hot water), separates the grain from the wort, boils the wort, adds hops, cools the hopped wort inline while it’s transferred to the fermentation vessel, and adds yeast. He also monitors fermentation and provides quality analysis of all finished products.

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Meet Assistant Brewer & Cellar Operator, Alex Topper

Alex manages the cellar which includes harvesting and monitoring the conditions our yeast. He transfers all of the beers from fermentation to bright tanks, dry hop all of the brews, adjusts carbonation levels and packages the finished product. Alex also assists with brewery operations and is the Chief Operating Officer for the root beer division.

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Meet Brewery Assistant, Sean Kelly

Sean assists with the overall brewery production including the new CFT Canning Line, daily cleaning duties to keep our brewery shinning bright and makes weekly beer delivers to our self-distribution accounts. Sean is always ready to jump in to help when and where needed.


Keep Colorado LocALE – Coming Soon

To show our support for the Keep Colorado Local coalition, we are working on a fresh Colorado LocALE as we speak! Out of state corporations are interested in changing the way we do business in Colorado by allowing all chain grocers and convenient stores to sell alcohol and boost profits. Meanwhile, the effort will send money out of our communities, force hundreds of small businesses to close and curtail Colorado’s thriving craft industries.

Stay tuned for our Colorado LocALE Release Party at Eddyline Brewery & Taproom coming up!


Eddyline River Runners Votes Best Pale Ale

At the Crested Butte Chili & Beer Festival last weekend, our delicious River Runners Pale Ale took home the award for Best Pale Ale! A citrus grapefruit hop aroma paired with a crisp, light malt body makes this pale ale incredibly balanced and drinkable. 2012 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal and 2014 World Beer Cup Silver Medal. Available in 16 ounce 6 packs and on tap! ABV 5.75% IBUs: 60.


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Wet Hop Ale Brewers Project Coming Soon!

Boater Beer Takes First Place at 2015 CANFEST!

Eddyline’s Boater Beer took first place in the pilsner category at the 2015 CANFEST, Reno’s International Canned Beer Festival this past weekend! Our easy drinking lager is made with enough malitness for a solid initial mouthful and a crisp finish. It’s lightly dry hopped to give it a nice summery floral aroma. The classic summer brew that goes down smooth all year round. Try our Boater Beer on tap or in our 16 ounce 6 packs!


Wet Hop Ale Release Party!

Friday, September 11, 2015
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Eddyline Taproom & Brewery, 102 Linderman Avenue

Be the first to taste our hand-picked Wet Hop Ale! Enjoy $1 off during the special release party! ABV 6% IBU 65


Hand-Picked Colorado Fresh Hops

Our Eddyline Brewery Crew took a short road trip to Paonia, Colorado last week to pick fresh hops for our next Brewers Project release, a Wet Hop Ale they are finishing up. The boys spent two days at the hop farm assisting with the hop picking process. A 1973 Wolf Picker is what they used to separate the 18-20 foot vines from the hops. They were then placed in a drying room and brought back to Eddyline Brewery.

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Colorado Bluegrass Band, Oakhurst Rounds Out Summer Music Series

The Grant Farm, Euforquestra, Tony Furtado, The Groove Farmers and Trout Steak Revival are just a few of the amazing bands that have graced our Beer Garden stage…and what an epic summer of music it has been! But wait! It’s not over yet, Colorado high-energy bluegrass band, Oakhurst is rounding out BaseCamp Jam Sessions this Saturday, September 5 at 8pm. Bring your crew to celebrate the end of summer and harvest times which is just around the corner.