Call to Arms features experienced brewing trio
By Dylan Hochstedler
Chris Bell, Jesse Brookstein and Jon Cross are three buddies who met while working at Avery Brewing. Together, they have more than 20 years of experience in the brewing industry and they were lucky enough to be on the forefront of Avery’s explosive growth into an operation with more than 90 employees. A drunken conversation between the three at Illegal Pete’s one evening started with burritos and ended with the foggy concept of a brewery.
After about a year of searching, planning and problem solving, the trio ended up with Call to Arms Brewing Company, launched in July 2015 in the revived Berkeley neighborhood in northwest Denver. The owners decided upon an English pub-like feel for their brewery and have combined all three of their families’ coat of arms to make a unique logo.
C.T.A. has an array of different beers, some rotating seasonals and some year-round flagships. Popular beers include Clintonian Pale Ale - a quaffable ale that sits at 4.5% ABV; Khores Ballroom Beer - a refreshing Rocky Mountain lager that tests at 4.8% ABV; and the Tennyson Standard Kolsch, a 5.5% ABV kolsch that is sold at bars and taprooms up and down Tennyson St.
Every other month, Call to Arms hosts a large party named the Tennyson St. Rumpus. They take this time to connect with the community and give thanks to the customers that keep their business thriving. These funfests are scheduled for February, April, June, August, October and December so be sure to check the C.T.A. Facebook page for more information.