Edgewater Brewery - Grand Junction, Colorado
So, in Grand Junction, CO, there are breweries called Kannah Creek and Edgewater. They’re owned by the same folks. We decided to hit the latter after visiting the Colorado National Monument. After all, what’s better post-views than yum brews? It was, to say the least, a very confusing experience. See, the Edgewater one is actually branded entirely in Kannah Creek signage except for a small Edgewater banner outside.
So, I obviously had to ask about it. The only explanation I got is that this one - Edgewater decked out in Kannah Creek - now focuses on German styles, while the “actual” Kannah Creek location now focuses on ales. (Even though they’ve been “branded” this way forever.) I was specifically told this is Edgewater, *not* Kannah Creek. It’s not called Kannah Creek’s Edgewater location. It’s called their Edgewater Brewery. Okay. So, why does anything and everything inside Edgewater say Kannah Creek? (Except for the fact that we’re on the edge of the water, I guess?) I confuse. The glassware, the menus, the swag, the tap handles...literally everything is Kannah Creek. But no! You’re at Edgewater. Or at least, that’s what they kept telling me.
I think we need to sit down and have a very serious conversation about this totally confusing and mislabeled branding. Let’s make ‘em both Kannah Creek, or let’s give them their own identities! *pulls hair out* Outside of all that, the beer was pretty good. Nothing to write home about, but I’d definitely kill it again. The ales were just okay, the lagers better. The food was on point. The staff was super-cool. Just don’t ask for Edgewater stickers. Or glassware. Or anything else except the vinyl sign outside that I’m told will not change and will remain next to the permanent Kannah Creek branding that covers the other 99.9999% of the brewery.
We did crush mad beers though, which felt mighty good after that 90°F heat. Big thanks to Rachel, Catey, and Ashley for the hospitality! - Ryan
From: Grand Junction, CO 🇺🇸