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We are proud to use ingredients in our beers that are purchased as close to the brewery as possible. We want to support our community as directly as we can.

Local ingredients, especially hops
Paonia is a horticulture paradise. In addition to amazing fruits and vegetables, the fields and climate have proven fertile for many varieties of hops. We use local hops in our brews, including heavy dosages of Chinook and Cascade.

Beer-boiled Brats
Our tasting room offers brats, which are boiled in a blend of our beers and served on a locally baked whole-wheat bun with your choice of condiments. Made from 100% Black Welsh Mountain sheep raised less than three miles away under apple trees at Desert Weyr, LLC on Garvin Mesa.

Here are a few of our media mentions.

  • Delta County Independent, Feb. 10, 2010
    Sweet Alternative now on tap at Paonia brewery

  • Delta County Independent, Oct. 7, 2009
    Award-winning IPA on tap at brewery

  • Delta County Independent, Aug. 12, 2009
    Paonia brewery expands capacity

  • RockyMountain Brewing News, Aug./Sept. 2009
    Colorado News - Western Slope (the Brewing News does not put its articles online, so here is a replication of the section of the article about us). By Amy Moses.
    OPERATION CANNING -- The sawdust is settling in Paonia as Revolution Brewing completed its expansion, adding 900 square feet for brewing and brew storage and upgrading to a 4-barrel system. One project left on the docket, though, is a biggee, adding a canning system in time for the popular hunting season. To get things rolling after installation, brewer Mike King will start canning an ale and a lager.
    King also reports, "Cherry Haze IPA sold as fast as we could pour it, and the Cherry Days celebration sold us completely dry." To replace the IPA and keep their customers satisfied, they are planning to release a new brew soon, Neural Cascade, an American-style pale ale thick with Northwest hops.

  • The Faster Times, June 2009
    It's in the Can: Why You'll Be Able to Crush Beers Next Big Thing On Your Forehead

  • RockyMountain Brewing News, Feb./March 2009
    Colorado News - Western Slope. By Amy Moses.
    Colorado's smallest microbrewery, Revolution Brewing, in Paonia, is also making changes as they have doubled their capacity since opening and expanded the size of their tasting room. Despite the increase in capacity, Mike King reports that they still sometimes sell out by Sunday. Maybe the fact that the brewery is housed in a 700 square foot former church has something to do with its popularity! Beers available are the North Fork IPA, Sticky-Thickett Nut Brown, Stout Ol' Friend, and House White, brewed with Challenger hops. In lieu of eating more fruit (which may be one of your new year's resolutions), just drink plenty of Revolution's spring seasonals - Cherry Wheat and Doc's Dismay Apple Ale.

  • EdibleAspen, Winter 2009 - PDF
    NOTABLE EDIBLES - Food news from around the valley

  • The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction), July 14, 2008
    Delta County gets its first beer brewery (apologies - this article is no longer available for free online)

  • Delta County Independent, June 25, 2008
    Paonia is home to Delta County's only brewery

  • KVNF - Midday Edition, April 28, 2008
    Micro Brewery: KVNF's Daniel Costello takes a tour of Revolution Brewing, a new micro brewery in Paonia, with owner Mike King.

Come join the Revolution.


  • Best Dark Ale for Stout Ol' Friend at the 2012 Chili and Beer Festival.
  • Best Pale Ale for Lovett or Leave It IPA at the 2012 Chili and Beer Festival.
  • Best Dark Ale for our Stout Ol' Friend at Crested Butte's Fall Beer Festival 2010!
  • Best Pale Ale for our Solar Energy IPA at Crested Butte's Fall Beer Festival 2009!
  • Revolution Brewing's Cherry Sprocket wheat beer won the Paonia Cherry Days 2008 Festival blue ribbon in the Hodgepodge category.