Location: STEAM on the Platte
Part of the first phase on STEAM, the 6,000 square foot bow truss building was formerly a car repair facility and is now home to Raices Brewery, the first Latino owned and operated brewery in Denver. Raices, which translates to “roots,” aims to introduce Latinos to the craft brewery scene in an environment inspired by traditional Latin food, music, and culture. It is also a place where, in addition to having great food, music, and beer, everyone can learn about Latin culture and its richness. Raices is the neighborhood taproom that crafts cultural connections that enrich the community.
Project Type: Adaptive re-use of one-story bow truss building into craft brewery
Project Team: Co-developed by Urban Ventures, LLC and White Construction Group
Brewery Square Footage: 6,000 square feet
Completion Date: Fall 2019
Architects: Chord Design Studio
Contractors: White Construction Group, Built Construction
Raices Brewing Company has developed a unique approach to attracting guests through three components: a strong focus on community, authentic cultural events, and high-quality craft beer (cervezas artesanales) while adding opportunity and access to underrepresented groups through the Raices SEEDS programs. Raices’ 15-barrel brewhouse with a stunning bow truss roof features twenty taps and an expansive patio with a unique riverside setting overlooking the Platte River. From bilingual karaoke, to bachata brunch and a Caribbean drum workshop, Raices’ rich cultural programming does not disappoint. Rotating Latin American food trucks provide fare that compliments head brewer Vargas’ award-winning suds.