Outside Ska Brewing in Durango, Colorado

Outside Ska Brewing in Durango, Colorado

Ska Brewing

Based in Durango, Colorado, Ska Brewing was founded in 1995 when Dave and Bill realized that if they brewed their own beer they’d have all the beer they could ever want. And while they were at it, why not brew the most magnificent suds ever quaffed in their neck of the woods… or any other neck for that matter.

Today, Ska Brewing produces more than a dozen award-winning beers fueled with Ska music, and lots of it. Pioneers in the canned craft beer movement, Ska is known for an array of styles in 12 oz. cans that include their Mexican Logger, Modus Hoperandi, and Rue B. Soho.

History

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 sq. ft. 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.

In March 2020, Ska Brewing partnered with Peach Street Distillery to open the Ska Brewstilery in Boulder.

For information (a lot of it), more music, and a good time, visit skabrewing.com.

Ska Brewing is an independent craft brewer.

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Inside the Ska Brewing taproom in Durango, Colorado

Inside the Ska Brewing taproom in Durango, Colorado

This brewery has multiple locations.

Outside Ska Brewing in Durango, Colorado

Outside Ska Brewing in Durango, Colorado

Ska Brewing

  • 225 Girard St
  • Durango, CO 81303-6827
  • United States
  • (970) 247-5792

Taproom Hours The schedule provided is based on the information available from the brewery at the time this page was published and is subject to change. Hours may also vary on holidays or for special events. Refer to the brewery website or check out their social media accounts for the latest information. Submit corrections via the form on this page.

  • Sunday: 12 PM - 6 PM
  • Monday: 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM - 7 PM

Brewery Tours Available The schedule provided is based on the information available from the brewery at the time this page was published and is subject to change. Hours may also vary on holidays or for special events. Refer to the brewery website or check out their social media accounts for the latest information. Submit corrections via the form on this page.

  • Monday: 4 PM
  • Tuesday: 4 PM
  • Wednesday: 4 PM
  • Thursday: 4 PM
  • Friday: 4 PM
  • Saturday: 4 PM

This brewery has multiple locations.

Outside the entrance to Ska Street Brewstillery in Boulder, Colorado

Outside the entrance to Ska Street Brewstillery in Boulder, Colorado

Ska Street Brewstillery

  • 1600 38th St
  • Boulder, CO 80301
  • United States
  • (720) 510-9921

Taproom Hours The schedule provided is based on the information available from the brewery at the time this page was published and is subject to change. Hours may also vary on holidays or for special events. Refer to the brewery website or check out their social media accounts for the latest information. Submit corrections via the form on this page.

  • Sunday: 10 AM - 9 PM
  • Monday: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Tuesday: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Wednesday: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Thursday: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Friday: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 10 PM

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Beers

A selection of beers from Ska Brewing

Beer NameStyleABVIBUsCal.Rating
August IPA Review American IPA6.01803.49
Autumnal Molé Stout ReviewChile Beer5.81743.63
Berliner Weisse Review Berliner Weisse4.51353.37
Boomerang Barrel No394 Review Russian Imperial Stout17.05104.06
Brewstomper Golden Ale Review American Blonde Ale5.01503.55
Brutus Hoperandi Review American IPA6.01803.88
Bump ’N’ Grind Coffee Cream Stout Review American Stout5.81743.54
Bumpier And Grindier Review American Imperial Stout10.03003.11
Buster Nut Brown Ale Review English Brown Ale5.21563.48
Cru D’etat Review Belgian Strong Dark Ale11.53454.03

News

Ska Brewing in the News

Ska Fabricating #SexyCans Photo Contest to Support Plastic Oceans

The third round of the Ska Fabricating #SexyCans photo contest returns this month with the a donation made in the winner’s name to Plastic Oceans. Read More

Ska Street Brewstillery Opens For Take-Out In Boulder During Safer-In-Place

After having to close its doors shortly after an hour into its grand opening, Ska Street Brewstillery reopened to the public with a new to-go menu. Read More

Ska Brewing Releases Lo-Cal and Lo-Carb “Aggrolite” IPA

Ska Brewing’s latest canned offering, the low-calorie, low-carb Aggrolite IPA, is a delicious sidekick for athletes and adventurists. Read More

Ska Street Brewstillery Reopens for Take-Out in Boulder During Safer-In-Place

After having to close an hour and eleven minutes into its opening due to COVID-19, Ska Street Brewstillery has reopened to the public with a new to-go menu. Read More

Ska Fabricating Debuts Magic Bus Fully Automated Can Depalletizer

Ska Fabricating has launched the Magic Bus, a fully automated can depalletizer with pallet management capable of speeds up to 600 CPM. Read More

Ska Brewing Lays Off All But One After Grand Opening

Ska Street, a joint venture between Ska Brewing and Peach Street Distillers, recently held its grand opening but had to lay off all but one employee afterwards. Read More

Ska Street Brewstillery to Open in Boulder on March 16th

Durango-based Ska Brewing is opening Ska Street Brewstillery in Boulder, Colorado on March 16th, followed by a grand opening celebration on April 9th. Read More

Ska Brewing to Distribute Spirits, CBD Seltzers, and Ciders

Ska Brewing’s distribution arm is expanding to include spirits from Peach Street Distillers, CBD seltzers from Oh Hi Beverages, and ciders from Fenceline Ciders. Read More

Ska Brewing Unveils Updated Packaging

Durango, Colorado-based Ska Brewing is rolling out a brand refreshing for its packaging while still featuring its iconic checkerboard and comic book style. Read More

Ska Brewing Launches Hard Seltzer and Low-Cal IPA; Will Open “Brewstillery” in March

Ska Brewing is seeking to grow their business by launching a hard seltzer line along with a lo-cal IPA and opening a new brewery and distillery in Boulder. Read More

Ska Brewing Releases Variety Pack Featuring 3 New Flavors of The Hard Seltzer

Ska Brewing is introducing a fresh, low-calorie option of three new hard seltzer flavors across the brewery distribution footprint in coming weeks. Read More

Ska Fabricating Brings Sexy Cans Photo Contest Back

Ska Fabricating is bringing its #SexyCans campaign back again to celebrate the thriving online craft beverage community and the rise of canned beverage artistry. Read More

Ska Brewing Wins Three Medals at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival

Just last month, Ska Brewing brought three medals home to Colorado from the 28th annual Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival. Read More

SKA Brewing to Release Seasonal Euphoria Pale Ale

SKA Brewing’s seasonal Euphoria Pale Ale returns to the brewery’s World Headquarters this Thursday during Ska-BQ, and hits shelves in 13 states next week. Read More

Ska Brewing Brings Back Award-Winning Oktoberfest Lager

It’s hard to top the first year of Ska Brewing’s Oktoberfest, with wins at prestigious beer competitions across the globe. But it’s back on tap on August 2. Read More

Ska Brewing and Peach Street Distillers Launch Boomerang Barrel Series

The first of Ska Brewing and Peach Street Distillers’ Boomerang series beers, Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Barrel No. 394, is now available at Animas Wine & Spirits. Read More