October 20, 2016
by Doug Storum
BOULDER — The founders of Gunbarrel Brewing Co., Jamie Fox and his wife, Marie, have signed a lease on a 20,000-square-foot facility in the Gunbarrel area of Boulder for their self-funded brewery. The Foxes plan to have Gunbarrel Brewing Co. up and running during the first quarter of 2017 at 7088 Winchester Circle, north of Lookout Road and west of North 71st Street. The company will offer a wide variety of beer styles employing both traditional and innovative brewing techniques. "We craft innovative beers expressing an extensive range of flavors that are delicate, funky or bold, inspired by ancient and modern styles," said Jamie Fox, who is the company's head brewer. The facility will have a 10-barrel brewhouse built by JV Northwest of Canby, Ore., and a one-barrel pilot system that will be used for experimentation, research and development. The facility will include a large taproom and a beer garden. The brewery will host food trucks, live performances and beer-centric educational events. The couple has acquired the bulk of their equipment over the course of the past three years while searching for a location for the brewery. "We took our time to find a permanent location that would provide a really welcoming environment for our guests and coworkers, someplace they would truly enjoy spending time in," Marie Fox said. The facility will allow for future growth and space for implementation of their barrel and wild ale programs. "We recognize that there are quite a few breweries in the area," Jamie Fox said.