Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen opened in early February on 800 Lincoln Street, in Denver’s burgeoning Golden Triangle neighborhood. It takes serious ambition and risk to open up yet another brewery in Denver; however, co-owners Scott O’Hearn and Phil Phifer have more than two decades of experience, education and a national following to enter in such a venture. The duo has won numerous awards for their craft brews, including accolades from The Great American Beer Festival. Scott and Phil are the perfect package to fulfill the need for a genuine, local and independent brewpub within the community.
Scott and Phil met at Rock Bottom Brewery, where Scott had been a head brewer for close to twenty years and has won several awards for his creations as is well known within the beer community. Combined with Phil’s experience since his home-brewing days at age 17, these two seriously got to work on the perfect space, landscape and community for their years of devotion to their dream. Their masterpiece is the Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen, a local and independent concept for the Golden Triangle. The neighborhood, with massive new, gorgeous, mixed-use condo buildings and Denver’s iconic art scene with four impressive museums, was ripe for a place where the beer and food combinations reflect the creative roots of Colorado.
“My dream has always been to open a neighborhood brewpub offering guests quality beer, great and sustainable food – all in a relaxed and comfortable environment so they can create great memories with family and friends,” said Scott. “At Lowdown we have nothing to hide from the truly authentic way we make our products to the high-quality and exclusive ingredients we use as well our genuine service and knowledge of all of our staff.”
Lowdown currently features ten of their own beers and a few handpicked guest beers. Their beers will be constantly rotating – mixing classic styles with beers that don’t fit into any style guideline, like “Selfish” which has the hop profile of an American Pale but the malt profile of a German Pilsner. The food menu was thoughtfully created and executed by Executive Chef Brendan Flood from Vine Street Pub to pair well with the extensive craft beer and locally-source spirits. From thin crust pizzas, salads, soups and sandwiches to shareable appetizers, a kids-menu and desserts, the local and organic seasonal menu items reflect local tradition and trends including; pork, wheat grains, root vegetables, fresh pickings and more.
“Every element of the restaurant pays homage to our passion of providing comfort and the highest-quality beer and food,” said Phil. “From the hand-constructed, original wood tables, bar and bathroom stalls to the high ceilings and large space for brewing as well as our amazing local and organic food menu, quality and sustainability are at the forefront of every intention at Lowdown.”
The approximately 5,000-square-foot eatery can hold up to 115 patrons, including a 45-person outdoor patio and beer garden that will open late spring 2014. Lowdown is open Sunday - Thursday from 11:00a.m. - 12:00a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00a.m. - 1:00a.m. On-site parking is available and the restaurant does not take reservations.
Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen
Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen is Denver’s most adventurous new brewpub and eatery. Focused solely on local elements, owners Scott O’Hearn and Phil Phifer of Rock Bottom fame have launched the Golden Triangle’s newest beer and local and organic cuisine combination. The approximately 5,000-square foot eatery, including a 45-person outdoor patio and beer garden reflects contemporary Rocky Mountain décor throughout using authentic woods and local products whenever possible. Lowdown redefines the brewery experience with ten house made beers and a few handpicked guest beers that are constantly rotating – mixing classic styles with beers that don’t fit into any style guideline. The local and organic seasonal menu items reflect local tradition and trends through pizzas, sandwiches, soups and salads. For more information, menus and private parties, please visit www.lowdownbrewery.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/LowDownBrewery, Twitter: @LowdownBrewery or call: 720-524-8065.