Denvers Factotum Brewhouse is closing Oct. 9

Factotum Brewhouse in Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood will close after six years in business, the owners announced Monday. The last day for beer drinkers to grab a pint will be Oct. 9.

In a lengthy note to customers, brother-and-sister ownership duo Laura and Christopher Bruns said the decision to close came after a rent dispute with their landlord. They are currently helping staff members find placement at other local breweries.

“There are a lot of moving pieces to the story but the short story is that our landlord has decided to lease the space to a higher paying renter,” the owners said in their announcement. “We have known this was a possibility for some time, but had hoped that business income and rent demands would soon align.”

The Brunses opened Factotum in 2015 with the intent of sharing their brewhouse with local home brewers, who use the professional equipment and take over a guest tap at the taproom. About 40% of the beers available at any given time are created in collaboration with a brewing partner, Laura previously told The Denver Post, adding no style is off limits.

As for their next move, the Brunses said they’re unsure, adding “we are blessed with lots of options and we are exploring each of those options with clarity, pragmatism, and logic.” The owners were not immediately available to comment on whether the brewery might resurface, but said in their note they’d nonetheless be taking a hiatus to focus on their health and families following a stressful year as small business owners.

But first, Factotum plans to throw a closing party on Oct. 9. Details are forthcoming.

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