Knotted Root Brewing Company

Knotted Root Brewing Company



Knotted Root Brewing Company represents life: a work in progress, constant evolution, crossing a bridge into the unknown. We aim to push the boundaries of experimentation through fermentation, while honoring those who came before us. Our consciousness is rooted in the mountain village of Nederland, Colorado: a truly unique town that has a long history of being a haven for rugged individualists and bohemians.  We want to embody that spirit with our beer and our business philosophy.   

Our beers will be in constant rotation, all while maintaining a dedicated approach towards technique, balance, and complexity.  We will aim to create subtle, nuanced, and deeply soft flavor profiles in all of our beers.

Hoppy ales will be our main focus. We will use proprietary techniques to highlight specific hop oils producing flavor profile's reminiscent of ripe mangos,  passionfruit, and gummy bears.  We believe an unfiltered ale presents the most authentic hop experience, so our beer will be naturally hazy in appearance.  Ensuring this balanced and finished product is of the upmost importance to us to achieve a drinking experience with layers of complexity.  We will aim to deliver our product in cans that will be packaged on premise for on-site can releases.  


In addition to hoppy ales, our other focus will be rustic, mixed-culture farmhouse ales ranging from funky and horsey to immensely fruity and acidic.  Capturing wild, mountain-born yeast and bacteria, we hope to harness the potential of our own local microflora.  Some of these beers will take years to produce, resulting in a product akin to those of the Brussels region of Belgium.  As with all of our beer, we will strive for balance and subtlety.  Some of our saisons and farmhouse ales will hold notes of grass, chardonnay grapes, and lemon pith; others will carry an enormous amount of fruit, tasting and smelling like freshly-made jam.  The possibilities with this method of fermentation are endless and we are excited to see where the road will lead us. 

Beyond hoppy and mixed-culture ales, Knotted Root will produce a wide variety of beers to ensure there is something for every beer drinker to enjoy. These beers will range from barrel-aged stouts to traditional German pilsners.  Our goal is to educate and create an inclusive atmosphere that thrives off of the energy of our local community and the greater craft beer culture.  Taboot.

Beers Currently on Tap

Hello! Hello! is our take on a German-style Unfiltered Kolsch.  Brewed in a traditional manner, we used Calista hops in the boil, which provide a grassy, grape-like character. A light, full bodied, yet dry beer. Think lemon pith with a hint of saltine cracker. (5.2%)

Lux Fiat: Amarillo is the first rendition of our single hop Pale Ale series. This beer is dedicated to the spirit of Green Mountain College in little Poultney, Vermont.  Lux Fiat is designed to showcase a single hop variety in harmony with a fruity yeast profile. Think apricot juice and clementine rinds. (6.2%)

Beyond Description is an Unfiltered IPA brewed with Simcoe and New Zealand Rakua hops that came high steppin’ into town like a rainbow full of sound. Oats provide a soft mouth feel. Think peach, grapefruit, and guava. (6.7%)

Cloud Hands is an Unfiltered IPA. With a blend of New Zealand, and American hops, it’s designed to showcase the melony aroma and tropical fruit flavors these varieties exhibit. It’s hazy in appearance with a full-bodied, soft finish. Think orange jam, ripe kiwi, and lime zest. Mahalo! (7.2%)

Vast Cosmic Arena is an Unfiltered Double IPA utilizing Mosaic and Citra hops. This beer was inspired by the philosophy of Carl Sagan and is an amplified version of our approach to IPAs, designed to maximize the aroma and flavor of specific hop oils. Think dank, papaya, and a mango creamsicle. (8%)

Poised for Flight is an Unfiltered, Double Dry-Hopped “Nelson” DIPA. Dry hopped exclusively with the elusive Nelson Sauvin. “Poised” has a velvety smooth, delicate mouth feel. Think gooseberries, Sauvignon Blanc grape must, and orange marmalade. (8.4%)

Thick Strawberry Goo is a Smoothie-Style Berliner Weisse. Brewed with 420 pounds of Strawberry, Raspberry, and Passionfruit. This beer is designed with more of a culinary vision than a scientific one.  Tart and jammy, this beer is brewed with a small addition of lactose, a dose of Madagascar vanilla beans, then dry hopped with Motueka.  Think of strawberry jam, red sour patch kids, and tart cherries. (5.6%)

Thick Blueberry Goo is a smoothie-style Berliner Weisse. Brewed with over 500# of Blueberry, Blackberry, and Pink Guava. Thick and creamy, this “Goo” is brewed with a touch of lactose, a silly amount of Madagascar vanilla beans, and dry-hopped with Barbe Rouge. Think blueberry pie, blue sour straws, and blueberry donuts. (7%)