Odd13 fighting to keep up with demand
By Dylan Hochstedler
The story of Odd13 Brewing begins with the husband and wife duo of Kristin and Ryan Scott. Kristin is the business-savvy entrepreneur, who has always dreamed of building a business from the ground up, while Ryan is a software engineer who started out as a homebrewer. After several homebrewing escapades went wrong in their kitchen, Kristin banished Ryan and his newfound hobby to the garage, where he had more freedom to experiment.
At first, Kristin was far from interested in the business of beer, but as Ryan progressed as a brewer, she became more accepting of his pastime. When the couple moved to Colorado in 2010, they took notice of the exploding beer scene and decided they wanted to jump on board and be a part of the community. That’s when they combined Kristin’s MBA with Ryan’s passion for homebrewing to establish Odd13 Brewing, located in Lafayette.
Odd13 Brewing’s mission is to be among the most innovative breweries in the country, which is why they have chosen to specialize in New England style IPA’s and kettle sours. The brewery’s best seller is its Codename: Superfan IPA, which features Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo and Equinox hops and has an ABV of 6.5%. They also have Vincent Van Couchin in their arsenal, which is a 4.6% ABV American session sour that tastes similar to a Berliner Weisse.
Currently, Odd13’s biggest challenge is producing enough beer to keep up with the demand. The 10-barrel brew house they started with was quickly maxed out and they have already expanded twice since opening in August 2013. The brewery is slated to grow its beer production by another 100% in 2017 and they have already made plans to expand once more into an 11,000-square-foot facility. With Odd13 ramping up production yet again, be on the lookout for their beers in additional taprooms and liquor stores around Colorado.