Denver, Colorado, USA.
Founded by Brian Dunn in 1994, Great Divide Brewing Co was founded with the notion of brewing strong beers, which are defined as having an alcohol content greater than 7%. The brewery started small and in the beginning Dunn was the only full-time employee: brewing, bottling and selling to accounts all in the same day. As the brewery grew, the beer spoke for itself. Dunn’s beers were balanced, flavorful and representative of a lifestyle that is uniquely Colorado. Three months after brewing its first batch of beer, it won the first of the brewery's twelve Great American Beer Festival and four World Beer Cup awards. By 2007, Great Divide was ranked by RankBeer.com as the 23rd best brewery in the world with three of the world's top 100 beers. In 2008, BeerAdvocate ranked them as the seventh best brewery on the planet. Great Divide believes that "bold character" is more than just a catchphrase, it is their philosophy of brewing, their thoughts and their belief.