Our Brewery’s Mission
The mission of WestFax Brewing Company is to artfully craft quality brews that everyone can enjoy in our Colorado community. Our goal is to “Liberate Beer” by creating beer we think would be delicious, which at times means combining flavors others wouldn’t dare to do. We spend less time concerning ourselves with whether a beer meets a style guideline and more time on crafting beer of the highest quality and, most importantly, that tastes delicious.
Why Did We Open Our Brewery on West Colfax Avenue?
When our founder started looking for a location for his new brewery back in late 2015, Anthony knew he wanted to be on W. Colfax Ave. He felt drawn to the charm, history, and reputation of “the longest road in the US” or once even know as the “wickedest street in America.” He also liked the idea of being between downtown Denver and the front range mountains. Colfax was long known as the “golden road” or the “gateway to The Rockies” before 6th Avenue or I-70 existed, and it enabled people to drive westward from Denver into the mountains. This all tied together to give us both our location and our brewery name.
We are proud to be located on the border of West Denver and Lakewood on West Colfax Ave. in the newly acclaimed “40 West Arts District” (right next to the infamous Casa Bonita). We are also just 1 block off the brand new 40 West ArtLine, which launched in June of 2018. We feature our own rotating local art gallery inside our taproom in order to help support our local arts district. At WestFax, we’re proud to be a part of the renaissance of the West Colfax corridor and to offer a place for the local community to come together and enjoy some damn good beer.
Our Brewery Team’s Background
WestFax Brewing was dreamed up by Anthony Martuscello, a western NY native who moved to Colorado in 2010. Anthony’s love of craft beer formed during his post college years when he started homebrewing himself. This passion only grew after moving to Denver. Anthony brings his savvy-ness in brewing paired with an extensive operations management and process controls background to our brewery in Lakewood, CO.
Our brewmaster, Alex Stansbury, has nearly two decades of professional brewing experience (no, that doesn’t include homebrewing) and operates on a 7BBL brew house. Alex’s brewing experience and expertise shows in the quality, variety, and craftsmanship of our beers. He spent the majority of his professional brewing career (prior to WestFax) at Tommyknocker Brewing.
For detailed information about our brew system and production details, please continue to this page.