It is not often that you can say that you were there from the beginning, but I truly was. I stopped by Denver's newest brewery, The Copper Kettle today. It was their grand opening.
They have a small 3 barrel system, and 4 or 5 beers on tap. I only had time for a copper colored American Pale Ale, that had a medium dose of citrusy Cascade hops and a light body....very nice, very drinkable, but nothing that knocks your socks off....
This is no criticism.....anyone (I think) can make a beer too big for style to "knock your socks off" in one way or another....it was more balanced, and more nuanced. Perhaps clean, perhaps non-descript..... definitely easy drinking. The Copper Kettle looks like it will specialize in Continental beers (German beers....Helles, Dunkel, Alt (ale) with a smattering of others, (Saison, blonde, Copper APA))....we shall see. It is located in a commercial building nestled between the Cities of Aurora and Denver in unincorporated Arapahoe County....it may be Unincorporated Arapahoe County's first brewery.
I used to live a mile or less from there.....15 years ago. Now it will have to be a stop from time to time on the way home from work. Check it out for yourself.