WeldWerks Brewing started like many other successful businesses: in a garage. Neil Fisher (co-founder and head brewer) began home brewing with friends at his home in 2009, and over the next few years a full roster of nearly 2 dozen different colorful characters would come around once a month to brew, learn and enjoy one another’s company. One of those characters was now-CEO and co-founder Colin Jones, who was able to clearly see Neil’s talent even at that early stage.
Fast forward a few years to the 2014 Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines festival, held at the time in Vail, CO, which is home to one of the nation’s best home brew competitions. A soft agreement was made in advance that if Neil was able to bring home a medal at this prestigious competition, he would consider opening a brewery. Well, as it happened, he didn’t win a medal – he won two. That informal handshake between Colin and Neil quickly turned into into a business plan and, 11 months later, the first beers were poured at WeldWerks Brewing in Greeley, CO.
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