About Us

Bootstrap Brewing is nestled in downtown Niwot (Boulder County), where you’ll find us diligently brewing our award winning, fresh, delicious, craft beer which we supply to some of the best restaurants and liquor stores along the front range.  Stop in to our tasting room and enjoy a flight, pint or growler to go. Or, pick up a 6-pack or two and take it on the road with you.  On many days we offer live music and fun activities, which can be found on our website calendar.

WHO ARE YOU GUYS?
Bootstrap was founded by local residents Leslie and Steve Kaczeus. They both left the high-tech industry to follow their dream of creating an adventurous craft brewery dedicated to producing a wide range of high quality ales and lagers.  The brewery opened its doors on June 20th 2012 claiming solstice as a birthday and anniversary.

Steve, who is a Mechanical Engineer and Program Manager by training, was an avid home brewer for over 20 years and graduated from the American Brewer’s Guild in the summer of 2011.  Leslie’s background is in marketing. In the short time since opening, they have laid down a set of award winning beers and have begun to brew fantastic classic beers and exciting seasonals including bold fruit and spice infused beer.

Our goal is simple – we want to make really great beer and have a lot of fun. We also love to rock out and our beer enjoys the best classic rock 24 hours a day which is why it’s so happy and delicious!  Did you notice that we have music pairings with our beer?

DO YOU HAVE A GLUTEN FREE BEER?
Our beer is not gluten free however it is gluten reduced and many customers who are gluten sensitive drink our beer.

ARE THERE PRESERVATIVES OR ADDITIVES IN YOUR BEER?
No.  Additionally, we don’t filter our beer so it is vegan friendly as well.

CAN I BRING MY DOG OR MINORS TO THE TASTING ROOM?
We are 21+. Well behaved, quiet dogs are welcome on the patio and must be on leash and under owner control at all times.

DO YOU SELL KEGS TO INDIVIDUALS?
We currently only sell kegs to restaurants.

DO YOU SELL GIFT CARDS?
YES! You can purchase gift cards in any amount in the tasting room.

DO YOU HAVE WI-FI?
Yes, you can log-in under Bootstrap Guest Network – no password required.

DO YOU SERVE FOOD?
Mountain America Beef Jerky, Chex Mix, chips and pretzels are available to purchase from us at all times and there are many amazing restaurants in Niwot that deliver to our  tasting room or you are welcome to bring your own food if you super duper pinky swear promise to clean up after yourself.

DO YOU SERVE NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES?
Yes, we sell Izze sparkling beverages in 3 flavors, tomato juice and bottled water.  Tap water is always available for free at any time.

DO YOU SERVE ALCOHOL FROM OTHER COMPANIES?
No.  Our manufacturing license allows us to sell only our own beer.  No outside alcohol is ever permitted on premise.

WILL BOOTSTRAP DONATE TO MY CHARITY?
Bootstrap Brewing participates in many charity related festivals and events.  We know that you’re super passionate about your charity and they are all worthy however because of our size we are just not able to support every request that comes across our desk and we hope you understand.  If you would like us to consider your event, please send an email to info @ bootstrapbrewing.com with the following information.  Please note that we cannot contribute to organizations involving minors.

– Name of organization
– 501(c)(3) permit number
– Date of the event
– Number of attendees
– Description of how Bootstrap will benefit
– Specific product requested

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On behalf of the Bootstrap Brewing staff, we hope you enjoy your visit and will return again soon.

Cheers!    Salute!    Ródhañi!    Egészségedre!
Sláinte!     A Votre Sante!    Prost! 
Na zdrowie!    Salud!    Skål!

IMG_6879.JPGPhoto courtesy of Philip Yates – 2016