Tivoli Brewing to open on Auraria Campus

Tivoli Brewing Co. is returning to its original home in the Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria Campus.

The brewery will occupy the 4,000-square-foot restaurant space and 4,000-square-foot historic boiler room, where Tivoli beer will be brewed. The Tivoli Brewery and Tap Room is scheduled to open as a full-service tap room, restaurant and brewery next spring. HIstoric elements such as the smoke stack and other structural and building components, as well as the original brewery machinery will be preserved.

"We are planning to resurrect and brew a number of historic beers from some of Colorado's other early breweries, such as Neef Brothers, Zang's and Sigi's," says Corey Marshall, chief executive of Tivoli Brewing Co. 

Marshall resurrected the Tivoli brand as a tribute to Colorado's rich brewing history. "I wanted to bring back a part of Colorado that was lost," he says.

Tivoli, Colorado's oldest brewing company, began a 45-year hiatus in 1969 after more than 100 years as one of the largest breweries in the state. In 2012, Tivoli Brewing recreated the historic Tivoli beer recipe and has been distributing and serving it in metropolitan Denver.

With the opening of the brewery, Auraria Campus students will have an opportunity to experience a curriculum built around the beer industry.

"We are thrilled to have Tivoli Brewing Co. back in operation on campus," says Barbara Weiske, executive vice president for administration and chief executive of the Auraria Higher Education Center. "The academic collaborations that are being developed around this craft make it a unique partnership for all constituents involved."

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