From Dining Out, published April 11, 2024 by Linnea Covington

Pizza, wings, burgers, and beer have gone together as long as we can remember, but it’s not every day two separate businesses decide to collide to create the ultimate brewpub. Thanks to a decades-long relationship, the Great Divide Brewing Co. and Vibe Concepts (Spanky’s Urban Roadhouse, Reivers Bar & Grill, TStreet, and more) have come together to birth Great Divide Roadhouse & Brewery, which recently opened a second location in Lone Tree.


Both places have a long history operating in Denver and the metro area. For brothers John, Dan and Mike Shipp, they started what is now Vibe Concepts in 1991 with the purchase of  Spanky’s Roadhouse in the Denver University area. Brian Dunn’s Great Divide launched downtown a few years later in 1984. Fast forward to 2020 when the two came together to make Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse in Castle Rock. This past February the team opened a second location in Lone Tree, and a third in Lakewood is already in the works.

We recently checked out the new Lone Tree spot. Turns out it’s a great middle point when going from Denver to Colorado Springs and needing to catch a game or simply fuel up. Or, if you live south of the city, head there for a pint to go with brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Source: Covington, L. (2024, March 21). Where Solid Comfort Food and Great Craft Beer Collide. (2024, April 11). Full article here.