We're all very much aware of how much Colorado loves its beer, with the state ranking sixth nationally in "craft breweries per capita." Many people can even trace much of the craft beer boom to Fort Collins back in the day, with the arrival of New Belgium putting the city on the map nationally for what was then considered a "microbrewery" success.

In the decades that followed, it seemed you could find another small, locally-owned brewery and pub in just about any neighborhood in the state. Locations didn't matter as breweries didn't just open in former retail spaces but in old abandoned buildings and homes, even warehouses.

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Colorado has certainly had its fair share of success in the brewery boom.

But in the last few years, it seems like we're losing as many as we're opening. Whether from COVID-related issues or over-saturation of places to get a unique frosty beverage, many have had a hard time making ends meet and have been forced to shut down.

Denver and the LoDo area have been particularly hard hit with several longtime favorites closing their doors in 2022 and 2023.

And now another one just north of LoDo is set to do the same.

Mockery Brewing, in the River North Art District at 3501 Delgany Street in Denver, announced that after nine years they'll be shutting down for good on August 12.

On July 17, they posted on Facebook:

We did it! We reached the finish line! After 9 solid years of slinging awesome beers and sharing our little corner of Denver with thousands of amazing people, we have decided to raise our arms in victory and ride off into the sunset. We will be celebrating everything that has been Mockery over the next month and wrapping it all up with a farewell party on Saturday, August 12th. Please come out and enjoy one last beer with us and let us toast some of the best friends a brewery could ask for!

Love the positive approach to announcing a closure here. Good for them!

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