WeldWerks Brewing Co. in Greeley has been named Best New Brewery in the Country by the USA Today 10 Best Reader's Poll.


Only nineteen nominees were selected nationwide by the USA TODAY expert panel and nominees were limited to breweries that have been opened since 2013. During that time, over 1,800 breweries opened, bringing the total number of breweries in the country to over 4,200, the most in U.S. history.

WeldWerks Brewing Co., the only brewery representing Colorado, finished first in the competition.

WeldWerks, which opened in February 2015, finished first ahead of Cincinnati-based Rhinegeist in second and Stoneface Brewing Co. from New Hampshire in third. The complete list of finalists can be found here.

The Best New Brewery award comes exactly one week before WeldWerks celebrates its first year anniversary with a weekend-long celebration taking place Friday, March 11th through Sunday, March 13th at the brewery’s taproom. The anniversary party will feature over fifteen new beer releases, including the highly anticipated first releases from WeldWerks’ barrel aging program, plus live music and food trucks each day.