Philosophy

3rd Annual Goat & Beer Pairing Dinner

Here at Riff Raff Brewing Company, we believe it’s important to further education–specifically beer education.  We also believe in eating food! Specifically, good food, local food: Thus the goat pairing dinner. It is tradition for us to support our local Archuleta Country 4-H Program by purchasing the champion goat and lamb at auction and preparing it as…

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November 28, 2017

Riff Raff Brewing Co: Colorado’s First Craft Brewery to Use Geothermal Spring Water But How Does It Work?

Riff Raff Brewing: Colorado’s First Craft Brewery to Use Geothermal Spring Water But How Does It Work? Riff Raff Brewing Company is nestled in downtown Pagosa Springs, Colorado: a quaint little mountain town that boasts lots of wilderness land, stellar skiing and snowboarding, and holds the Guinness World Record for the World’s Deepest Geothermal Hot…

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August 20, 2017

Riff Raff Keepin’ the Earth Hoppy

Green CO2 System Riff Raff Brewing Company utilizes Geothermal Heat from the world’s deepest hot spring for heating the building, brewing operations and snow melt. However, our “thinking green” does not stop there. Riff Raff also uses what is called a “Green CO2” system as well as a Nitrogen generator. Breweries use a lot of…

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November 8, 2016

Autumn at Riff Raff

Growler With Altitude

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…

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October 2, 2016

Music & Brews – People’s Choice

Music & Brews! Music & Brews Festival, part of Pagosa’s ColorFest Weekend, happened right here in the heart of our beautiful hometown of Pagosa Springs, about a block away from Riff Raff headquarters. Around 15 breweries from the Four Corners area came to pour samples of their brews, and there was also amazing live music…

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September 21, 2016

The Company Car

The Company Car. Every awesome brewery should have its very own awesome beer delivery truck. Riff Raff needed something extra cool. We found this gem at a towing company here in town: stripped out and salvaged. It’s a 1967 Jeep Kaiser Ambulance on a 1 ton 1978 Chevy dually pickup frame. I mean, come on.…

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June 21, 2016

Matt the Hosed & Hated On (Not Hoser & Hatin’ On)

Matt the Hosed & Hated On (Not Hoser & Hatin’ On) Meet Matt, our Lead Brewer. Matt has an uncanny way of being down range of any an all hoses that get bumped open, break, burst, blow up, explode, spontaneously evaporate, whatevz. You name it, Matt’s in the way of it. We are considering getting…

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June 15, 2016

Outlaw Tap – Olive Beertini

The Olive Beertini! Who doesn’t love a good martini with a few green olives? Ok, we know there are people out there who don’t like green olives, but just hear us out. So you know those delicious beer-brined eggs we make? And those delightful pickles? We decided to try brewing a couple of different beers…

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June 14, 2016

Montrose Malt Assault

Montrose Malt Assault For the second year now, Riff Raff has been a part of the Montrose Malt Assault, a beer festival in the delightful town of Montrose, CO. Montrose is a few hours drive away from Pagosa Springs, traveling right through the San Juan National Forest, passing a few 14‘ers on the way, through…

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June 8, 2016

Cheers to Paul!

In support of American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), we’re sending out a cheers to a wonderful friend of Riff Raff Brewing Company and a heck of a brewer himself, Paul Ogg. Paul taught one of Riff Raff’s founding partners how to homebrew and judge beer back in 2006 in Denver and Paul has been an inspiration for the…

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May 20, 2016