Fort Collins Brewery Will Close After Purchase by Canadian Beer Maker

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Changes to the craft-beer industry in Fort Collins have been coming at breathtaking speed over the past six months, but the latest change is one of the biggest and one of the strangest.

Last week, Red Truck Beer Company, a brewery from Vancouver, Canada, announced that it had purchased the building and equipment at Fort Collins Brewery & Tavern, one of the twenty largest beer makers in Colorado at one time, and that it plans to shut it down and reopen early in the spring of 2018 under the Red Truck brand.

“We could see that Fort Collins was the epicenter for first-class brewing in the U.S.,” Red Truck owner Mark James said in a statement about why he chose Fort Collins over cities in the rest of the United States. “There is an amazing community of brewers and connoisseurs here, and we are excited to become a part of the community.”