AURORA, CO— The Brew Hut, Aurora’s homebrew shop, is celebrating its 20th anniversary next month. The shop was founded by homebrewer Scott Newcomb, who wanted to create a one-stop shop for fellow hobbyists. “There were 14 homebrew supply shops in the area when I opened up The Brew Hut, but in order to put one recipe together I had to go to three or four of them to get all the ingredients,” Newcomb says. “That was the main purpose of The Brew Hut— to give people exactly what they needed for each brew. And to provide the best customer service.”
To-date, The Brew Hut does just that. As the largest homebrew supply shop in Colorado, it gives homebrewers exactly what they need for each brew and it’s well-known for its knowledgeable and friendly customer service. Its legacy has been carried on by current owners Kevin DeLange and Michelle Reding, who purchased The Brew Hut from Newcomb in 2002.
“When Michelle and Kevin came along, they loved the growth we’d already had. When they purchased The Brew Hut, Kevin and I sat in the back and he asked me if I were to keep the business how would I grow it? I told him I would knock out the wall next door and open a craft brewery,” Newcomb says. “They took that idea and ran with it. I couldn’t be happier that it grew the way that it did.”
Join Scott Newcomb, who is flying to Colorado from Florida where he’s currently opening a craft brewery, at The Brew Hut to celebrate its 20th anniversary on June 6 from 11am to 3pm. Guests are encouraged to bring their homemade beer, wine, cider, mead, cheese, and more to share with fellow homebrewers. They can also taste The Brew Hut’s employee homebrew showcase, purchase commemorative Brew Hut t-shirts and posters, and enjoy 20 percent off discounts on select merchandise. The Brew Hut’s anniversary party will also feature carnival games and raffle prizes, as well as homebrew demonstrations from The Fermentologists homebrew club and Aurora City Brew Club.
In honor of its sister business, Dry Dock Brewing Company is brewing The Brew Hut’s Anniversary Beer using a new, experimental hop variety from the Hallertau and Tettnang growing regions of Germany called Mandarina Bavaria. These hops create a sweet, fruity aroma with strong notes of tangerine. The Mandarina Pale Ale will tap at South Dock, located next door to The Brew Hut at 15120 E Hampden Avenue, for the anniversary party on June 6.
If you have questions about The Brew Hut’s anniversary shindig or would like photos of the shop, contact Emily Hutto at email@example.com.
ABOUT THE BREW HUT
The Brew Hut is Colorado’s largest homebrew supply shop that stocks the state’s best selection of home beer, wine, and cider making equipment and supplies, including more than 80 specialty grains, more than 70 hop varieties, and more than 130 homebrew and winemaking kits. The Brew Hut offers beginner’s homebrewing classes and hosts Homebrewer’s Night every other month. Visit The Brew Hut online at thebrewhut.com. Follow the company on Facebook at facebook.com/thebrewhut and on Twitter and Instagram @Brew_Hut.