Under new management: 1933 Brewing to close for a metamorphosis

When owner Cody Pisacka opened the doors to his craft brewery in March 2014, he designed the concept around the ratification of the 21st Amendment on December 5, 1933, the repeal of Prohibition. Since opening, 1933 Brewing has carved out their niche in the Fort Collins craft brewery scene with well-made standards — IPAs, lagers, stouts and the like — and a popular Chili Beer — loaded with Serrano and Anaheim peppers — but on December 31, 2016, 1933 Brewing will be closing its doors and undergoing a metamorphosis. Pisacka has sold the brewery to Zach Wilson, 1933’s head brewer and Laura Sickles, the brewery’s marketing coordinator. “Zach and I have been working on our own business plan for a long time, even before we met each other actually,” Sickles tells The Pint. “We’ve both had this passion to own our own brewery and we have our own concept in mind. And so the opportunity arose with our current owner and just everything kind of fit into place.” Wilson and Sickles are also engaged, which makes the turnover more of a family affair. “We thought we would start our dream here since we know the equipment here,” Sickles says. “The space is perfect for what we need.” What shape Sickles and Wilson’s brewery will take is not yet clear. Though the two have been planning the change for a...

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