39° 42’ 2” n        105° 41’ 50” w

Guanella Pass


elevation: 8530 ft

The First Brewery in Georgetown, Colorado Since Prohibition.
Two locations to serve you in Georgetown and Empire, CO
At the foot of the Guanella Pass Scenic Byway in Historic Georgetown, CO sits the original Brewery, and at the foot of Berthoud Pass in downtown Empire sits our second tap room and kitchen. A true mountain brewery. We believe that where you drink beer is as important as what beer you drink. So leave the grind behind, sit for a bit, and share a story or two. Because here, all you need is what you have and a good beer.

covid-19 update

New hours at both of our locations!

For details regarding hours and general updates please follow our social media pages.

The Merch Table

The Merch Table

Let people know where you’ve been and where you belong. Shop our t-shirts, tanks, hats, glasses, stickers, and on and on, while enjoying a beer in our taproom.

New merchandise always being added.

Online store coming soon!



Your Guanella Pass experience doesn’t have to end. Take home your favorite brews.

Check Out Our Beer List

Dog Friendly

Dog Friendly

All dogs are welcome if they can follow our 3 bark rule:

1st bark—dog gets verbal warning
2nd bark—dog gets written warning
3rd bark—owners asked to leave but dog gets to stay



Food is available in Empire and is coming soon to Georgetown.


The Paw of Approval

Guanella Pass Brewery is honored to receive a sky-high Paw of Approval from Parker, Loveland’s beloved snow dog. Parker encourages everyone to come on up and enjoy the pup-friendly rules and mountain inspired brews. He recommends the Bernese Mountain Brown Ale.


People are Talking


It’s International Beer Day!! Come celebrate with us🍻 @ Guanella Pass Brewing Company https://www.instagram.com/p/CDl-F2vlqhH/?igshid=5f9pffvj1oci

The Empire locations espresso bar is cranking out all the yums, Thursday through Tuesday 11am-8pm! @ Empire, Colorado https://www.instagram.com/p/CDbxO6HFeuB/?igshid=1gx43cz8cw4uf

We are suspending our breakfast service in Empire for the time being— due to this, we will now be open in Empire 11am-8pm Thursday-Tuesday and closed all day Wednesday, effective immediately. Thank you for your… https://www.instagram.com/p/CDKYQJyFaE_/?igshid=1gjpnbd0bww98