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


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Growler with altitude

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


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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

Getting Closer

by Riff Raff Admin  Oct 07, 2012  0 comments We continue our quest to open our brewpub and the building and property location still prove elusive. After six months of intensive searching we may have finally found a place that’ll work. Everything lines up except we need to rezone a property previously used for commercial…

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    There will be 2 upstream RED buoys for paddlers to negotiate in the river directly in front of the The Springs Resort & Spa during the downriver race. ALL boat must make these upstream moves or be deducted 2 minutes per missed buoy. Upstream buoys must be entered from downstream and cannot be entered from upstream. Watch how these pros navigate upstream buoys on this course from the Pan Am Games. ...

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    Only 2 days till race time! Pagosa Paddle is hosting the first ever whitewater race through downtown Pagosa Springs! You can check out all the information at Colorado-Oregon Rafting Team's page. But a couple things you should know right away!
    - If you need equipment to run the river, Pagosa Outside will provide any team with:
    Boat, paddles, river gear, a shuttle, and even a
    guide if you want for only $50! To sign up with
    Pagosa Outside, you need to do so by tomorrow
    AM at the latest.
    - The festivities start this Saturday morning the 18th by the Gazebo in Yamaguchi Park. At 11am, everyone is welcome to take a fun run/practice run and get used to navigating the features that have been set up (post to follow concerning these buoy obstacles). This is also your chance to be videotaped so that we can watch your awesome run on the big screen at Riff Raff on the Rio later in the evening.
    - Race Registration is at 2:30pm at Riff Raff on the Rio, and it's only $15 per person. This includes a shuttle, insurance, schwag, awesome deals on beer and food at the Rio, and a soaking pass for the Springs Resort and Spa!
    - Downriver mass start race begins at 4pm in front of Riff Raff on the Rio. Race starts will be by class (hard shell kayak, inflatable kayak, fun raft, pro raft, and SUP).
    - After the races, around 6:30PM, there will be awards, cash prizes, discounted Riff Raff fare, and a gear auction at Riff Raff on the Rio.
    Looking forward to seeing you at Riff Raff on the Rio this Saturday!

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