Q&A With Sanitas Brewing

It began with two brewers’ audacious passion for beer. Hustling by day and brewing by night, Michael Memsic and Chris Coyne noticed owls watching over them during their brewery brainstorming days. In 2013, they adopted their feathered friends’ look, adorned with the Brewer’s Star: a representation of malted barley, grain, hops, water, yeast and the brewer; 6 elemental ingredients in the frothy beverage we all love.

Since then, they’ve built a team of bold, spirited and adventurous individuals working together to bring you a tasty beverage to enjoy in the company of their tap room, to accompany you to their neighboring Rocky Mountains or sip in the comfort of your own home.

Check out their latest lineup of craft beers on their website.

Q. What's your name?

A. Sean Cannon

Q. What is your title?

A. Tap Room Manager

Q. How did you come up with the name of your brewery?

A. The name reflects a local Landmark, specifically Mount Sanitas. 

Q. What is your brewery most known for?

A. Atmosphere, Saisons, large outdoor patio

Q. What beer / brands inspired you in creating your own brand?

A. Co-Founders believe in "crafting handmade, creative beers using sustainable methods for the enjoyment of our patrons and ourselves." - Our mission.

Q. The aliens have finally had enough, you get to eat one last item from your brewery's menu before they evaporate earth.

A. Fresh Hops.

Q. What Beers are in your fridge right now?

A. Sanitas variety pack, duh. And Odd13 Superfan.

Q. What is your guilty pleasure beer(s)?

A. PBR in the backcountry...and big DIPA's when I'm feeling up to it.

Q. What did you do before you got into beer?

A. Marine Corps Infantry. And HVAC.

Image credit: Anna Tucker Co. 

If you've stuck with us this long...here's an insider tip.

When visiting Sanitas Taproom, keep your eyes and ears open for the train in their backyard. You can order a "train beer" as the train passes by for half off!