This is an ongoing series of mini blogs to highlight the breweries like Call to Arms partnering with Drink for Pink.
Next up is Call to Arms, hosts of the Tennyson Street fall Rumpus and Fundraiser for Drink for Pink. Everyone at Call to Arms has been incredibly supportive of Drink for Pink from the very beginning. We spoke with one of the owners, Jesse, and asked him a few questions to get to know them better.
What’s the origin of Call to Arms?
Jesse: The three of us as owners of Call to Arms Brewing Co. (Chris Bell, Jesse Brookstein, and Jon Cross) have been involved in the beer industry for close to 30 years combined, and we met while working together at Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder, CO. Having worked in all facets of the industry from distribution to brewing/cellaring/packaging to taproom service and all points in between, we ultimately decided to open a brewery of our own vision with the chance to leave our personal imprint on the craft beer community we love.
What’s your favorite beer and why?
Jesse: One shared with good friends and family.
If you could make any beer, what would you call it and what would it taste like?
Jesse: I think this has already happened. One of our core brands at CTA is our 4.5% ABV Clintonian Dry-Hopped Pale Ale. Not only is the beer named after my hometown of Clinton, NY, but it’s incredibly delicious with notes of bright orange rind and a soft piney finish. And at 4.5% you can drink about 1027 of them and still take care of business around the brewery.
Three words that describe your brewery
Jesse: Our Motto: “Quality. Community. Camaraderie.”
What’s next for your brewery?
Jesse: The future is unwritten, but we just opened our taproom addition with a lot more seating, an additional bay door, and a custom shuffleboard table. Our ultimate growth model involves multiple locations and we’re currently on the lookout for a new spot in Denver. From there we may even look out of state or internationally. We shall see!
A special thank you to everyone that came to the Drink for Pink event at Call to Arms this year. We had an amazing time being part of the Call to Arms Fall Rumpus. Can’t wait to do it again next year!