Joseph Neckel opened the first craft brewery in Fort Collins in 1989 with the name Old Colorado Brewing Co. He relocated his brewing operations in Fort Collins several times from 89-02 culminating in the decision to close down and relocate to Wyoming where he brewed until his retirement in 2013.
In February of 2016 Joseph's grandson Brandon and his wife Tara opened their own brewery in Wellington and keep the Old Colorado name in honor of Joseph's brewing legacy with the goal of brewing Grandpa's original recipes. Sadly, Joseph passed away on Thanksgiving Day 2016.
The brewery is situated on the ground floor of a grain elevator originally constructed in 1022. Two of the rooms have open ceilings where it is possible to see up all five stories of the grain elevator.
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