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Comunidad | Cultura | Cerveza

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TAPROOM HOURS:​ MON CLOSED TUE-WED 3-9 PM THU 3-10 PM FRI 2PM-CLOSE SAT 11AM-CLOSE SUN 11AM-7PM

(720)324-8550 RESERVATIONS FOR GROUPS OF 15+ AND OTHER INQUIRIES WRITE TO HOLA@RAICESBREWING.COM

CHECK OUT OUR CAREERS PAGE FOR CURRENT AVAILABLE JOBS: SERVERS, TAPROOM MANAGER

WHAT IS RAÍCES BREWING CO.?

Raíces is a Latino owned and operated brewpub in CO. It features award winning craft beers, a rotating Latin American food selection through a rotations of Food Trucks and on-going cultural events. Raíces aims to become a reference center for those interested in learning about Latin culture.

 

For Latinos, Raíces is a place where to connect with other Latinos and feel at home surrounded by traditional Latin food, music, culture and great beer. For non-Latinos, Raíces is a place where, in addition to having great ambience, music and beer, people can learn about Latin culture and its richness.

Through our programming we serve as a Community, Cultural and Resource Center with our pillars being

 

COMMUNITY | CULTURE | CERVEZA

COMUNIDAD | CULTURA | CERVEZA

OUR PURPOSE

Raíces, meaning “roots”, is the community taproom delivering high

quality craft beer and entertainment to connect its guests through Latino culture.

 

At Raíces, we believe that culture is an asset.

 

Raíces sparks Latino cultural awareness in everyone, and crafts cross-cultural connections that enriches our community.

PURPOSE
FOUNDERS

WHO WE ARE

Raíces Brewing Company was founded by José D. Beteta, Tamil Maldonado Vega and Martín D. Vargas

Jose Beteta CEO Raices Brewing Company

José D. Beteta

Chief Executive Officer

 

José uses his business and IT background to run the day-to-day operations of the brewery while overseeing all other areas and providing support to the departments in conjunction with COO. His experience in various industries and running a chamber of commerce are an asset, coupled with his Business and IT degrees, and extensive marketing experience, that translates smoothly into the management and operations of the brewery. His avid, thinking-outside-the-box approaches brings innovation to the craft beer industry and Raíces envision.

Tamil Maldonado VP of Develpment Raices Brewing Company

Tamil Maldonado Vega

Chief Operating Officer

Tamil serves as an active transformational leader making strategic decisions while handling resources, programs and front of house. In partnership with the CEO, she is responsible for the design & implementation of a comprehensive plan for Raíces, in addition to overseen outreach, establish external alliances, cultivate relationships, & develop activities.

Her knowledge in self-managed organizations (organizaciones de autogestión)  and running cultural organizations ensures the brewery has year-round programming and community engagement.

Martin Vargas Brewery Operations Raices Brewing Compay

Martín D. Vargas

Creative Brewer

Martín is a veteran brewer with over a decade of brewing experience and a history of running his own brewery in Puerto Rico. He manages the brewery operations, production staff, quality control and product development at Raíces Brewing Co. Martín makes the brewery unique by bringing his knowledge of working with up to 40 barrel systems. He translates his Latino culture to craft unique flavors. The talented brewer has won 20 awards with his own creations at DACAY Brewery, Dry Dock Brewing Company, and with Raíces Brewing Co.

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AWARDS

Raíces Brewing Company

was founded on May 4th 2016, opening its taproom on September 27th 2019, & becoming a brewpub since November 2021. During 2017-2018, our products has won 8 national awards in homebrew competitions on 4 of our original beers: Raíz, Furia (Fury), Latina, and Valle del Sol (Sun Valley).  Raíces has won several awards for its beer, unique approach to the craft beer industry, and its emphasis on community and cultura, including:

  • 2020 Westword Best New Brewery/Taproom

  • 2020 Governor's Minority Business of the Year

  • 2020 Downtown Denver Impact Award

  • 2021 Westword Best Brewery/Taproom Atmosphere

  • 2021 USA Today - Listed in Best 20 new breweries in the US

  • 2021 ULI Impact Awards Top 3 Finalist

  • 2021 Mayor's Design Award (December)

  • 2022 Best of Craft Beer Awards Competition 

    • Bronze: Furia | Fury - Strong Red Ales - Imperial Red Ale​

  • 2022 New York International Beer Competition

    • Silver: Raíz | Root - Mexican Lager (Bohemian o Style Pilsner)

    • Bronze: Manguito | Small Mango - American Style Fruit Beer

    • The Title: Colorado Pilsner Brewery of the Year

  • 2022 US Open Beer Championship

    • Silver: Furia | Fury - Imperial Red Ales​

  • 2022 Women's Award to Raíces COO Tamil Maldonado Vega

  • 2022 Copa Cervezas de América

    • Silver - Nostalgia Barleywine Aged 2021

  • 2023 Latinas Líderes y Emprendedoras Panelist & Awardee COO Tamil Maldonado​

  • 2023 Westword Best Karaoke Bar

  • 2023 Westword Best Brewery Por y Para La Raza

  • 2023 Historic Denver - Community Preservation Award (Nov. 2023)

  • 2024 Tamil Maldonado & José Beteta co-authors Amazon's Best Seller: Book: FORTALEZA

BEERS

LOCATION

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Raíces Brewing Co. is located next to Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood which is going through various exciting transformations including $500M in DHA developments,  a $351M Denver Broncos Entertainment District, $50M Meow Wolf, the Latino Cultural Arts Center,  Namaste Solar and numerous private investment opportunities in multilevel homes and offices.

LOCATION

WHAT MAKES US DIFERENTES?

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COMMUNITY    |    CULTURE    |    CERVEZA

COMUNIDAD    |    CULTURA    |    CERVEZA

 

Raíces Brewing Co. has developed a unique approach to attract guests to its brewpub which involves 3 components: A Strong focus on Community, Authentic Cultural Events & High Quality Craft Beer (Cervezas Artesanales) while adding opportunity and access to underrepresented groups into the industry through our Raíces SEEDS programs.

Raíces serves as a community, cultural and resource center, a platform of visibility for Latino performing artists, vendors, artisans and organizations that serve our community.

COMMUNITY: We are not a silo. We are very aware of our community, its assets and its challenges. Raíces focuses on being a benefit to our extraordinary Sun Valley neighborhood, the Latino community, the City of Denver, and beyond. People can be part of Raíces Nation, a volunteer and outreach program that looks for ways to benefit our community. Furthermore, individuals and groups have a voice and leadership opportunities in events and activities created at Raíces.

 

Examples:

  • Food drive & toy drive for Sun Valley families and Latin American countries, Platte River cleanups, participation at Sun Valley Bazaar & Multicultural Festivals, creations of events that capture authenticity of Latin American and Caribbean traditions to expose them in Colorado, creating art workshops with artists we bring at Raíces, fundraising events aligned with our goals and selected motives for Raíces Vision

  • We are also a platform for Latino and Local artisans, food trucks and chefs, artists and small businesses to help expose them continuously, providing visibility and a more continuous presence in our community and our city. 

  • We are a community center where groups and individuals can value their cultural heritage and identities, celebrate who they are, their important dates, and create meetups to build meaningful relationships while sharing knowledge.

  • We spark the space with community programming that allows diversity and inclusion to mix resulting on an organic and active society integration at Raíces.

CULTURE: A rich cultural events agenda is managed to foster Latino Arts and Culture. Our Cervecería Latina uniqueness comes from (1) valuing and showcasing authentic cultura and diversity of Latin American countries, the Caribbean, and US Latino culture, becoming our forefront and vehicle for our main programming; (2) unique beer recipes created by our Latino Company; (3) Raíces crew, ownership and leadership providing the Raíces experience.

CERVEZA: This topic is three-fold : (1) Provide high quality craft beer with ingredients selected by our brewery team. Beers are entered into competitions, so far products have won 8 home-brew national awards before opening the taproom, and 6 international & national beer awards with the brewery. (2) Provide opportunity and a pipeline of underrepresented groups into the craft beer industry making it more accessible through Raíces SEEDs internship programs, and diversifying the demographics of the industry through intentional employment of underrepresented groups; (3) Provide education to the public about craft beer: its art and science behind each batch. 

COMPONENTS

FOOD TRUCKS PARTNERSHIP

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DO YOU HAVE A FOOD TRUCK or CATERING BUSINESS THAT SELLS LATIN AMERICAN AND/OR CARIBBEAN FOOD? We want to hear from you!

Raíces Brewing Co. provides opportunity to food trucks and caters to offer their cuisine in rotation at our space in Denver, CO. We love to pair Latino cuisine with our beverage products. For more information write to hola@raicesbrewing.com.

FOOD
CONTACT

FIND US

2060 West Colfax Ave

Denver, CO 80204

 

hola@raicesbrewing.com


Tel: 720-324-8550

Monday:       CLOSED

Tuesday:       3-9 pm

Wednesday:  3-9 pm

Thursday:     3-10 pm

Friday:          2 pm-CLOSE

Saturday:     11:00 am - CLOSE

Sunday:        11:00 am -  7:00 pm

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