Comunidad | Cultura | Cerveza
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
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.
WHO WE ARE
Raíces Brewing Company was founded by José D. Beteta, Tamil Maldonado Vega and Martín D. Vargas
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 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.
Martín D. Vargas
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.
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)
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.
WHAT MAKES US DIFERENTES?
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.
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) showcasing authentic culture and diversity of Latin American countries and US Latino culture, becoming our forefront and vehicle for our main programming; (2) unique beer recipes created by our Head Latino Brewer; (3) Raíces ownership and leadership.
CERVEZA: This topic is three-fold : (1) Provide high quality craft beer with ingredients selected by brewer (including quality malt, and hand selected fresh hops). 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 our internship programs, and diversifying the demographics of the industry; (3) Provide education to the public about craft beer: its art and science behind each batch.
FOOD TRUCKS PARTNERSHIP
DO YOU HAVE A FOOD TRUCK 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 every month at our space in Denver, CO. We love to pair Latino food with our award winning beers. For more information write to email@example.com.
2060 West Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80204
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 - 8:00 pm