After construction-related delays, Fossil Brewing Company (2845 Ore Mill Road, #1, fossilbrewing.com), on which we first reported last November, will finally host a grand opening from 2 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24. Those same hours will span Wednesdays through Saturdays regularly, with rotating food trucks such as Merken, Potato Potato and Piglatin providing the booze sponges.
Head brewer and president Josh Bye says to expect seven house beers (and one nonalcoholic selection) regularly, at $5 for a pint or for four, 4-ounce samples. The initial lineup will include a blonde, amber, brown, stout, IPA, wet-hop ale using Monument-grown hops, and a Beers Made By Walking (in Red Rock Canyon Open Space) saison brewed with sage and horehound.
After having sampled excellent collaborative beers — a SwitchBack coffee milk stout and a Radiantly Raw chocolate blonde — from Fossil at last spring's Colorado Springs Craft Week Crafters' Festival, we have high hopes for this new seven-barrel outfit.