Meet the Founders
Jim and Bill Carver
In 1988 the first Durango, Colorado brewpub since prohibition was established by Jim and Bill Carver. This was the second craft brewery in Colorado, which, in 2013, holds the distinction as the state with the 4th highest number of breweries per capita. Carvers were second to Wynkoop Brewing Company near Coors field in downtown Denver, which was established by John Hickenlooper, now the state’s governor. Jim and Bill continue to operate the popular restaurant and brewpub on Main Avenue in Durango.