VVBW’s August event, FemALE: Women + Brews, gave attendees the chance to soak up some sun while enjoying craft beers at Crazy Mountain Brewing in Edwards. FemALE included a tour of Crazy Mountain’s taproom and brewing facility and an interview with Co-founder Marisa Selvy.
Selvy explained how Crazy Mountain follows the attitude of the “laid-back, fun mountain lifestyle,” as described on its website, all while producing a successful craft beer that is currently distributed in 22 states and nine countries. Common Colorado style dictates it isn’t a party without a few dogs, and visitors are greeted by at least one friendly dog upon entering the taproom.
Selvy also shared her experiences as a female brewer in a field generally dominated by men. “The common image of a brewer is a guy with a beard and flannel,” said Selvy. “I’ve had people ask me if I work pouring beer in the taproom, and I’m like, I own this.”
Bold attitude aside, Selvy and the Crazy Mountain team have a strong commitment to community involvement. It’s not uncommon to see the Crazy Mountain logo displayed at local events and fundraisers. Product and time is donated to local non-profit organizations around Colorado, including environmental protection, youth outreach, cancer prevention and international fundraising efforts.
The evening also included a visit from the Ekahi Grill food truck. Based out of Gypsum, Ekahi features Hawaiian-themed foods, like fresh tuna poke and Kalua pork.