Golden Block Brewery

Nestled in the San Juan Mountains is an affordable brewery with great service. Golden Block Brewery brews its own craft beer, makes delicious wood-fired pizzas, and stays engaged with the Silverton community.

Their beer list is often updated as it reflects the changing interests of the brewers. Their craft brews include Arrastra Red Ale, Whoop Arse Ale, Golden Block, Blind Load IPA, Madame Brown Ale, and the Gunfighter Double Barrel Aged (Seasonal), which comes in at a whopping 14%. Golden Block Brewery also hosts a Beer Talk blog that highlights its beers and the recognitions they receive. The latest post talks about the brewery’s EPA-IPA. It was brewed in response to a local environmental disaster. The beer was specifically made to match the muddy brown-orange color of the Animas River after an EPA-caused oil spill in August 2015. In other beer news,  Golden Block Brewery hosted a Common Consumption Area at the inaugural White Out Race in 2016, where people could enjoy beers and food while watching the ten-hour bicycle relay race from a designated area on the sidewalk and street. 

The Golden Block Brewery also hosts an online forum for Things To Do in Silverton, CO as well as Events in Silverton, CO. Both pages promote various local celebrations and happenings, a wonderful way to engage visitors with the town itself. 

The focus is usually on the brewery’s customizable wood-fired pizza, but the amazing part about this particular wood fire oven is that it isn’t just for pizza. At Golden Block Brewery, a wood fire oven is the ONLY means by which food is cooked. The simple, classic menu offers appetizers, salads, and build-your-own 12-inch pizzas. Golden Block signature pizzas highlight such classics as the veggie-heavy Tree Hugger, pineapple-pepperoni-jalapeno Snow Cat, and the barbecue inspired Outdoor Enthusiast, among others. Some menu restrictions currently apply due to Covid-19.

The Golden Block Brewery’s shop boasts custom bottle openers, growlers, Golden Block t-shirts, long sleeve Golden Block shirts, pint glasses, and Golden Block Brewery stickers. The Golden Block Brewery’s hours are typically 11:30-8 PM. Hours might be affected or shortened due to Covid-19. During the summer, Golden Block Brewery is open seven days a week, and during the winter, it is closed on Wednesdays. It will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Easter Sunday. 

This brewery is proud of its Silverton home, and wants you to come visit! Check out Golden Block Brewery for some craft beer and unique pizzas.