12 Degree Brewing
12Degree Brewing is an artisanal, Belgian-inspired brewery located in the heart of Old Town Louisville, Colorado.
Located in the heart of Old Town Louisville, Colorado.
- Belgian-inspired artisanal ales.
- Beer To-Go:
- Dog Friendly Patio:
- Kid Friendly:
- Gluten Free Beer:
- Beer Club:
What struck me about Belgium and the Belgians, besides the amazing quality and diversity of the beer, is the culture around beer. Most towns have a brewery (or a few) and most of them are very small. The breweries tend to be very informal and are true community gathering places. I noticed that entire families would gather and spend the afternoon at the brewery. Beer tends to be consumed daily but in moderation, is paired with food far more than wine, and is genuinely revered and respected. The look and feel of 12Degree is inspired by many of the places I visited in Belgium. Having a conversation over a beer is something both very Belgian and very American, so 12Degree, with our long community tables, no television, long bar and large garage door opening to the sidewalk, is intentionally set up to encourage people to talk to each other. I picked Louisville, Colorado for our location because it seemed like a town where this sort of idea would work -- I wanted to open a neighborhood brewery and I can't think of a better neighborhood than Louisville.