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!

Our Georgetown location will open 12pm-7pm daily and our Empire location will be open 9am-7pm daily.


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


Happy Birthday to our mayor, Parker the Snow Dog! Hosting Parker’s birthday is always one of our favorite summer events, dogs from all over come to Georgetown and bid on the coolest auction items. The money collected… https://www.instagram.com/p/CClhhuPFJsR/?igshid=fhdjupawqfql

All of this yumminess (brownies, peanut butter brownies, and peanut butter cookies) is the mighty fine work of our talented baker, Jill 🤩 @ Empire, Colorado https://www.instagram.com/p/CCjM4OJFJ1i/?igshid=1iejdxordeki9

Our owner, Steve Skalski, attended the signing ceremony Governor Polis held approving a new Brew Pub Bill. Steve helped work on said bill, which supports breweries with multiple locations (like ours.) One small step… https://www.instagram.com/p/CCeT2PFlAQW/?igshid=18lyc1oh1fx0h