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Colorado's first brewery powered by spring-fed geothermal heating


Cannons rule

Bring the heavy artillery with Riff Raff beer



Hoppy people * Hoppy earth * Hoppy beer


Growler with altitude

Why use glass when you have the pure power of stainless steel?


Find your balance

One needs two for proper balance


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Riff Raff Brewing Wins Medal in World Beer Cup Competition

Riff Raff Brewing Company  won a bronze medal for its Weapon of Self Destruction Russian Imperial Stout at the World Beer Cup competition in Denver, Colo., on April 11, 2014. The winter seasonal beer garnered a third-place finish in the British-Style Imperial Stout category out of 42 entries from craft breweries around the world. The World…

April 14, 2014

Riff Raff Brewing Crew at Wolf Creek Ski Area for Closing Weekend 2013

The Riff Raff Brewing Company crew will camp at Wolf Creek Ski Area this weekend on April 5-7 to celebrate closing weekend at our local hill. Stop by and see us at the back of the upper parking lot on Saturday, April 6, from 4-7 pm for special beer samplings of Riff Raff’s pilot craft…

April 1, 2013

Flagship Beer #1 Disrobing: Skallywag

by Riff Raff Admin Feb 24, 2013 0 comments riff raff brewing, beer, flagship.skallywag, disrobe, reveal Riff Raff Brewing Company’s Skallywag English Pale Ale houses noble English floral hops backed by a bready malt backbone. This beer’s deep amber color showcases a well-balanced hop and malt bomb decorated with medium-low carbonation. A traditional English Best…

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March 6, 2013

Weekly Update: February 24, 2013

by Riff Raff Admin Feb 23, 2013 0 comments We continue to make progress to opening our brewpub in downtown Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Concrete pouring will complete next week and walk-in construction will commence soon after that. Not that any of that matters…you want damn tasty craft beer made in the Colorado mountains. By the…

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March 6, 2013

Weekly Update: February 2, 2013

by Riff Raff Admin Feb 02, 2013 0 comments Brewhouse preparation continues as we try to figure out how to fit in all the equipment we need to brew some great beers. We’ve been working the last week to tear out the existing floor in preparation to cut a trench for the floor drain into…

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March 6, 2013

The Brewery Comes To Life

by Riff Raff Admin Jan 27, 2013 0 comments We’ve had a busy and exciting week here at Riff Raff Brewing Company. On Friday, we officially closed on the building that will house the brewery at 274 Pagosa Street in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. This exciting step allows us to begin renovations in preparation for brewhouse…

March 6, 2013

Are growlers evil?

by Riff Raff Admin Dec 10, 2012 0 comments growler, packaging, garrett oliver, portability Saw this year-old post on the Bon Appetit blog tonight. Garrett Oliver, brewmaster at the Brooklyn Brewery and respected beer connoisseur and beer guy, thinks growlers suck. While he has some good points about the intended experience of the beer being…

March 6, 2013

Pagosa, We Have a Building!

by Riff Raff Admin Nov 26, 2012 0 comments One of the key elements in starting a brewpub is having a building in which to house said brewpub. Until last Wednesday, November 21, 2012, we didn’t have a building. We reconciled that situation, though, by signing a contract on a building in downtown Pagosa Springs,…

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March 6, 2013

The Keys to Success

by Randini Nov 12, 2012 0 comments 11-1-12 (7:13am) Most business people will tell you there are three keys to success: 1) location, 2) location and 3) location. Granted, there are so many other things that it requires to start a successful business, but if you don’t start with a good location you are automatically…

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March 6, 2013

Breakthrough on a location?

by Riff Raff Admin  Nov 08, 2012  0 comments We’ve been putting together a purchase contract for a very attractive property and hopefully we’ll get something locked down in the next several days. Once we have a property under contract we’ll begin moving forward with bids on renovations and applications for a liquor license and…

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March 6, 2013