“Former Great Divide brewers Austin Wiley, Darren Boyd and Taylor Rees opened jazz-themed Spangalang Brewery last week in Five Points. The idea has been brewing for about a year, Boyd said, and started to gel once Spangalang’s bit of Welton Street real estate hit the market in 2014.
“Austin and Taylor daydreamed in the past about if they had a brewery in Denver, where would it be, and Welton Street was always the top of the list,” Boyd said. “When I heard about this property, that was one of the things that really spurred us forward.”
Wiley, Boyd and Rees first crossed paths working at Great Divide Brewing Co. Boyd left Great Divide for a job at Denver Beer Co. about a year ago. About that time, Boyd said, the two began talking about opening their own brewery.
Rees, then head brewer at Great Divide, jumped over to Spangalang a few months later. Spangalang signed its lease at 2736 Welton St. in August. The company has about 4,700 square feet, Boyd said, and the taproom and brewery take up about 3,700.”
Rolett, Burl. Business Den 13 April 2015.