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Ska Brewing

Map & Directions 225 Girard St.
Durango, CO 81303


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Founded in Durango in 1995 by Dave Thibodeau and Bill Graham, Ska Brewing was the second Colorado beer-maker to being canning, and has grown rapidly. In 2008, the company built a four-story beer fortress, known as Ska Brewing World Headquarters, in a business park just outside town with the help of a third partner, Matt Vincent. The $5 million, 24,000-square foot building includes a small homebrewing shop; two canning lines, a bottling line, a massive brewhouse, offices, two walk-in freezers and an empty floor that could one day be used for guest rooms. But the highlight is the taproom, which features Ska favorites, like Modus Hoperendi, True Blonde and Nefarious Ten Pin Porter, along with seasonal beers and taproom-only specials. There is also an on-site taco shop, Tia's, doing business in the warmer months, an outdoor patio and an area where farmers pull up to load up spent brewing grain that they use as fertilizer. Oh, and the inside tables are made from lumber that was once used as the bowling alleys in Denver's Monaco Lanes.

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  • Visit Durango on 02/02/11

    There is nothing better than supporting the local perfection towards beer. Otherwise sit tight at Lady Falcs and enjoy all the Ska beers on tap! (by Mike R. Starkey, Durango)

  • Dominic M. on 07/09/13

    Favorite CO brewery! True blonde is my staple but ESB and the others are all great. These folks don't make any bad beers.

  • Mayor H. on 05/01/13

    Take a guided tour! You might even get to taste a beer fresh off the line! That made my day.

  • Eric T. on 05/19/12

    Amazing beer but unfortunately they only fill Ska growlers

  • Durango M. on 01/24/12

    There is nothing better than supporting the local perfection towards beer!

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