Woodland Park getting a third brewery

breweryUte Pass Brewing Co. in Woodland Park expects to be pouring the suds by next month.

Owners Todd DeRemus and Scott Jones are putting the final touches on their 3,180-square-foot brewery in downtown Woodland Park. The brewery is located in the space that used to be Maximillian’s Cafe.

The business partners had been working on their beer-making skills as a hobby and decided to open their own place. They have received a green light for their tavern’s license and passed all other inspections for a tentative April 5 open.

The brewery, 209 E. Midland, is the third brewery to open in Woodland Park. It joins BierWerks and Paradox Beer Company.

“It’s incredible the amount of support we get from our fellow brewers,” DeRemus said. “The goal is the make Woodland Park a brewing destination.”

Ute Pass Brewing will open featuring other area brews from Bristol Brewing Company, Prost Brewing Co. out of Denver, Boulder Beer and Woodland Park’s Paradox.

“We also want to bring  over some Western slopes beers — we are still working out the details,” DeRemus said.

The brewery is still working on its own brewing licenses and expects to serve four to six of its own beers. DeRemus is working with Wallys Tamales to serve their “world-famous tamocos,” he said. Tamacos are a cross between tamales and tacos, he said.

“I’m telling you, I’m very thrilled,” he said.