Local Restaurant Q&A – FanDraught Sports Brewery

Local Restaurant Q&A

With Jeff Thomas

Founder / Chief Beer Officer at FanDraught Sports Brewery


 

WHAT IS FANDRAUGHT SPORTS BREWERY?
A taproom (and future brewery) and restaurant for sports fans that love craft beer.

WHAT MAKES FANDRAUGHT UNIQUE?
We were BORN IN PARKER, with the most unique craft beer menu in the area, and a stadium-like beer hall and taproom. This is our first location. We hope to make Parker residents proud to say this is FanDraught’s original location. We take a local, local, local approach! Our t-shirts say “Drink Local” — all of our beer, wine and spirits are from Colorado. Our Uber local draught beer menu features top-rated craft beer exclusively from independent Colorado craft breweries (no big beer, no corporate-owned breweries, no out-of-state). We believe in supporting small business and Colorado!

Our “sports chill” approach includes a relaxed, come-as-you-are, vibe with custom wood tables and unique decor including some wood, some brick, and some corrugated metal. We have 20 large TVs, a broadcast booth, and an interior stadium design that is perfect for watching college and professional sports. If you are a fantasy football fan, LISTEN UP. Book your draft now! Stop by or visit our website. I was fortunate to launch my first fantasy sports company way back in 1993 and have designed an in-house FF draft experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the country. You have to see our 100” projector screens with digital draft boards!

We are also working to become a brewery very soon, with our own craft beer flowing from the taps. We have a new and expanded food menu to debut in August. This effort is being led by our new GM, a lifetime restaurant professional and Parker resident. Pizza and wings are receiving great reviews and we hope to continue to add signature dishes that please our customers’ palettes.

WHY DID YOU GET INTO THIS TYPE OF BUSINESS?
To create a happy place for fans like me! Sports, craft beer, and food are natural partners. Most breweries don’t offer food and very few have televisions. We believe the time has come to offer the sports, craft beer, and food tri-fecta!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT OWNING FANDRAUGHT?
Meeting, talking, and sharing a beer with our customers. There have been many long days and nights since late March (when we started remodeling). When I get a chance to meet locals and a Parker resident says, “this is exactly what Parker needs,” it absolutely makes my day.

WHAT IS THE SINGLE “MUST TRY” ITEM AT FANDRAUGHT?
Taste our unique beers. Definitely try a flight of craft beer from our independent Colorado craft brewery partners. Experience the variety. You seriously won’t find this draft beer list anywhere else in the state, even from places that boast 100 beers on tap. Why? Because many of our beers are from breweries that don’t distribute. We drive to them and pick up the beer. If a small brewery distributes, we look for unique seasonals and solid local choices that can’t be beat.

FanDraught Sports Brewery

19340 Cottonwood Drive Parker 80138
www.fandraught.com  |  720-500-2509
HOURS OF OPERATION: 11am to 10pm Sun to Thur, 11am to 11pm Fri to Sat

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