Autumn at Riff Raff

Post-Crazy (Autumn) Season

With Labor Day, ColorFest, and summer now behind us, we have entered a season where we can sit back and catch our breath for a moment. Summer is always a tremendous amount of fun: showing off Pagosa’s beautiful scenery, meeting people from all different places, enjoying the almost nightly events in town of live music and outdoor games, and of course, all the fun the San Juan River provides us in the forms of tubing, rafting, and fishing.

With all this fun, and all the visitors, that means a whole lotta beer got drunk too! Towards the end of summer we were just trying to keep up. We had to focus on brewing our six Flagship beers that we promise in stock to our customers every day, so the consequence of that was our seasonals dropped off. How sad to sit at the bar just a few days after Labor Day to see one lonely seasonal listed, our Barley Wine, but we can also look back on a busy summer and be proud of all the people we reached with our craft brews.

So now that we’ve had a few weeks to catch our breath, high-five each other for surviving the summer, and brew some more beer, our seasonal list is starting to look less-sad. In addition to our Barley Wine, we have our Not-sober-fest Oktoberfest on, and hiding in our Outlaw Tap is our El Duende brewed with a tequila extract – the Tequila Duende. It is smooth and creamy and warming. Right down to your soul. Right now back in the brewery, our infamous 99 Shilling Scottish Ale is a-brewin’, and is expected to be on tap in a few weeks. Be sure to plan a trip!

If you’re not near Pagosa Springs, you can track down our beer in other places. These days Riff Raff is getting to be known all over Colorado. We’re slingin’ beer to the Four Corners area (Durango & Bayfield), into our neighbor mountain towns (South Fork), and we’re even starting to infiltrate Denver and the Front Range (Denver, Littleton, Castle Rock, and more! See if you can stop us now!).

So come on down, have a seat at the not-so-packed bar, chat with one of our rad (and sometimes dread-locked, sometimes bearded, but never frightening) bartenders, relax, and enjoy a beer and some nachos. And thank you for all your continued and ongoing beer-drinking-support of Riff Raff through this season and the next! Cheers to an awesome summer! Into Autumn we come…

Cheers! Stef.