How the First Organic Brewery in Colorado Got Started…

Chris Asher

Chris Asher and our first Brew Dog, Maceo.

About our Brewery:

Asher Brewing Company is an independently owned brewery in Boulder, Colorado. Our mission is to produce the highest quality ales using only organic ingredients, while also following environmentally sustainable and socially responsible business practices.

In 2009, Chris Asher envisioned bringing organic beer to Boulder. After nearly a year of prior planning and research, he opened our taproom doors for business. On February 25th, 2010, our organic certification was issued for every beer at Asher Brewing Company, making us the first all organic brewery in the state of Colorado! We believe that organic ingredients are better for you, better for the environment, and better for the beer.

About our Brewmaster:

Chris, a native of Massachusetts, has been brewing beer since his days at Wesleyan University, where he taught homebrewing classes. After college, he brewed for four years at Golden City Brewery (Golden, Colorado) before getting a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Colorado Boulder. He then served as brewmaster for RedFish (Boulder, Colorado) for five years before starting his own local business. Chris’ brewing accolades include two Great American Beer Festival silver medals and a gold medal in 2004 for Redfish’s Fat Tuesday Strong Ale. In 2016, Asher Brewing Company’s Imperial Ginger Ale won 1st place in the Spiced Beer category and 2nd Overall Best in Show at the National Organic Brewing Competition.

About our growth

Asher is a true local watering hole. Our taproom is open every single day from 2 pm – 12 am, so it is perfect for an after work beer or a late night hang-out. The taproom is not your only chance to grab a taste of our delicious beers. In 2011 we began canning some of our Flagship beers, and now offer our Green Bullet IPA, Tree Hugger Amber, and Green Lantern Kolsch in 16 oz cans. Additionally, we are available at local bars and restaurants in the area. A current list of where you can find us will be available on the website soon!