Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
A ‘crazy’ successful craft brewery in the Vail Valley of Colorado
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company was founded by the husband and wife team of Kevin and Marisa Selvy in Edwards, Colorado in 2010. The couple met while Kevin worked as a brewer at San Francisco’s Anchor Steam Brewery in 2007, and bonded over their desire to “live the good life” - aka living a more relaxed, slower-paced lifestyle while making a living doing what they love.
It didn’t take long for Kevin, a Denver, Colorado native, to move Marisa away from the San Francisco city life and into Vail Valley, where they would spend time skiing, fishing, hiking, and of course, brewing. Growing up in Colorado, Kevin was immersed in the state’s craft beer culture from a young age and had long dreamed of opening his own brewery. That dream came true when he and Marisa opened Crazy Mountain Brewing Company in 2010 as Vail Valley’s first production brewery, and it was just the start of their incredible success story.
At the beginning, Kevin and Marisa were in charge of everything - they brewed, packaged and poured beer in the taproom, while also performing their own construction, remodeling and drywall. They also hand-delivered beer throughout the Vail area in an old beat-up pick-up truck. Looking back, the hard work certainly paid off and they now have thirty employees. Crazy Mountain has also gone through two major expansions - one in 2011 and another in 2013, to allow the brewery to produce up to 20,000 barrels per year (a level they haven’t reached yet, but it’s the long term the goal). Furthermore, the small mountain tasting room that was once a quiet gathering place for locals is now a destination and bustling with year-round tourists.
One of the major reasons Crazy Mountain has been so successful is the quality and creativity behind their handcrafted brews. Kevin, who serves as the Brew-master, has picked up techniques and styles from Colorado, California, and even Europe. Now in their fourth year, Kevin and Marisa are loving life in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and couldn’t be happier with their Crazy Mountain Brewing Company. Cheers!