Odd13 Brewing, the Lafayette-based brewery known as a pioneer in hazy India pale ales, has been acquired by another Colorado-based craft operation.
4NB Holdings, parent company of 4 Noses Brewing Co. in Broomfield and Wild Provisions Beer Project in Boulder, announced it purchased the Odd13 brand Tuesday. Odd13’s taproom in Old Town Lafayette will remain open and its beers will continue to be distributed to stores, according to the announcement.
“We have been great admirers of Odd13 Brewing and its many accomplishments over the last
several years. Working to continue its exceptional and innovative brand is a great privilege for us,” said Tommy Bibliowicz, 4NB Holdings partner, in a statement. “We are all extremely excited to produce many of Odd13’s most popular beers as well as bring back some old favorites from the portfolio.”
Odd13’s beers are currently being brewed at 4 Noses’ facility in Broomfield, Bibliowicz told The Denver Post Wednesday; however, 4NB Holdings is currently building out a new 20,000-square-foot production facility in North Denver where both brands will be brewed in the future.
According to Westword, Odd13 shut down its production facility elsewhere in Lafayette several months ago and laid off some staff. The company’s hardships were due in no small part to the pandemic.
“The short version for us is that brewing is a stressful industry — and the COVID pandemic was particularly stressful,” co-founder Ryan Scott, who started Odd13 with his wife Kristin in 2013, told Westword. “I’m really happy we found someone who will ensure that the brand will continue on.”
Not much will change for customers who belly up at Odd13’s Lafayette taproom — “You’re going to see same friendly faces and same great beer,” Bibliowicz said — though there will be some 4 Noses beers on tap as the new owners ramp up production. 4NB Holdings plans to revive some long-gone Odd13 recipes, such as Eric the Red hoppy red ale and IPAliens, as well as some of the collaboration beers they’ve done in the past, such as Chainsaw Princess of Karate, a sour created with Brighton’s Big Choice Brewery.
Bibliowicz said the deal was unexpected, but that the companies connected as 4NB Holdings was looking for additional production space and expanded capacity despite the pandemic.
“We haven’t completely dug ourselves out of the challenges of the last couple years, but want to make sure we’re repositioning ourselves for the future and not the past,” he said. “As we tried to grow, we did so strategically instead of building a space and hoping demand grows.”
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