Twisted Pine Brewing Company’s first pints were brewed by craft beer industry legend Gordon Knight in 1995. Gordon acquired some of the original New Belgium brewing equipment and started brewing in a small facility on Valmont Road. Initially, Gordon offered only three products which were only available in draft form. The original lineup consisted of American Amber Ale, Honey Brown Ale and Raspberry Wheat Ale. With his low key approach and high quality products, Gordon quickly obtained a number of restaurant accounts throughout Boulder and the surrounding counties. Many of these accounts are still customers today including the Mediterranean, the Boulder Cafe, Boulder Old-Chicago and the Old Louisville Inn.
Shortly thereafter, Gordon offered his products in 22 oz “bomber” bottles and quickly found placement in many local liquor stores.
In late 1996, Gordon sold the company to friend and current owner Bob Baile. Bob was the owner and founder of Peak to Peak Brewing Company in Rollinsville, Colorado. He merged the two companies and added Red Mountain Ale and Blonde Ale to Twisted Pine’s lineup.
As the business grew, Twisted Pine began selling 12 oz 6-packs in 1998 and added additional beer styles (Cream Style Stout, Hoppy Boy IPA, Espresso Stout, Billy’s Chilies and Imperial Porter).
In 2003, Twisted Pine outgrew its small facility on Valmont Road in Boulder and moved to a much larger facility once occupied by the Oasis Brewing Company. The move allowed Twisted Pine to expand capacity and open a Tap Room in the front of the brewery. The Tap Room quickly became a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike.
Today, Twisted Pine is driven by experimentation in brewing and strong community involvement. Recognizing it is our loyal customers that allow us to pursue our passion in beer; we strive to give back as much and as often as possible.
Over the years we have earned several awards in brewing including Great American Beer Festival Gold Medals for our American Amber Ale and Oak Whiskey Red, a bronze medal for Honey Brown Ale and two World Beer Cup Silver Medals for Big Shot Espresso Stout and Northstar Imperial Porter. Twisted Pine has also taken home several medals at the Colorado State Fair for Honey Brown Ale, Blonde Ale, Bough Breaker Barleywine, Le Petit Saison, Northstar Imperial Porter and Cream Style Stout.