Celebrating A Year of Craftsmanship at Second Dawn Brewery

In the heart of Aurora, Colorado, a haven for craft beer enthusiasts emerged a year ago

As Second Dawn Brewery prepares to mark its first anniversary, it's time to raise a glass and celebrate the passion, dedication, and creativity that have shaped what is quickly becoming an Aurora staple. Let's take a closer look at the journey of Second Dawn Brewery and the dynamic duo behind its success, Ross and Amy Koenigs.

Crafting Unique Brews:

Founded in 2023, Second Dawn Brewery has quickly become a local favorite, known for its unique and flavorful craft beers. The brewery is a testament to the founders Ross and Amy Koenig's love for brewing, and their commitment to creating a space where the community can come together to appreciate the art of craft beer.

Ross Koenigs learned the art (and science) of becoming a brewmaster from his older brother. This ignited a passion that led him to a decade-plus run helping to create a powerhouse at New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins. In collaboration with his wife and co-founder Amy, the Koenigs embarked on finding a dedicated space to launch their own brewery, ultimately reshaping a former auto body shop a short walk from Aurora's Stanley Marketplace at 2302 Dayton St. Together, Ross and Amy have curated a diverse and innovative selection of brews that cater to a wide range of palates.

The Anniversary Celebration:

As Second Dawn Brewery reaches its one-year milestone, the founders are pulling out all the stops to make the anniversary celebration unforgettable. Expect a lively atmosphere filled with live music, special beer releases, and perhaps even some surprises that showcase the unique character of Second Dawn Brewery.

Community Connection:

One key aspect that sets Second Dawn Brewery apart is its strong connection to the Aurora community. The brewery hosts various events throughout the year, supporting local artists, musicians, charities, and other local businesses. Ross and Amy Koenigs believe in giving back to the community that has embraced them, making Second Dawn Brewery not just a place for great brews, but a beacon of connection for our community.

Behind the Scenes:

While patrons savor the diverse flavors at Second Dawn Brewery, not everyone may be familiar with the dedication that goes on behind the scenes. Ross and Amy are hands-on in the brewing process, ensuring that each batch meets their high standards with innovative infusions of flavors and dynamic brewing processes. From selecting quality ingredients to experimenting with new recipes, the founders are deeply involved in every aspect of the brewing journey.

Looking Ahead:

As Second Dawn Brewery raises a glass to its first year, the founders are already looking ahead to the future. Plans for expansion, new collaborations, and exciting events are in the works, promising an even brighter and more flavorful future for this Aurora gem.

In just one year, Second Dawn Brewery has become a flagship for craft beer enthusiasts in Aurora. Ross and Amy Koenigs' commitment to quality, innovation, and community engagement has shaped the brewery into a thriving destination of creativity and celebration. As we toast the first anniversary of Second Dawn Brewery, here's to many more years of exceptional craftsmanship and unforgettable moments. Cheers!