Corona Brewing releases its first beer in its new brewery, The Corona Source Associated Press


(AP) A Colorado brewery has announced plans to open a new brewery in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the first to open in decades.

Corona Brewing announced Monday it has entered into an agreement to buy and reopen its historic, two-story brewery at the site of the original Stony Point Brewery.

The new Corona brewery is set to open sometime this fall, a spokesperson said.

The brewery will be located on a 700-acre parcel owned by the Denver Public Library, according to a press release.

Corona founder Michael Dittman said the brewery is an extension of Corona’s tradition of exploring Colorado and its surrounding areas.

The original Stoney Point Brewery closed in 1980.

The new Coronas plan comes just a few months after the Denver city council voted to rezone the property to allow the brewery to expand.

In a city-sanctioned vote, the Denver City Council approved a resolution to purchase and renovate the Stoney Station property, which is home to the Denver Nuggets basketball team.

The city has long touted Coronavas vision for revitalizing the area, but it has struggled to secure a tenant for a new restaurant and retail space.