We love what we do, but most importantly we love it when people come to our brewery to have a great time with friends.
We are a small and “homey” brewing operation based out of Colorado Springs. This is truly a place where everyone knows your name. If you are looking for somewhere to relax and meet some great people, Smiling Toad Brewing Co is the place to be.
Good company and good beer is the name of the game at Smiling Toad Brewing Co. We are a customer focused brewery and we always aim to please.
Meet the Crew
Patti & Biff Morehead Owners
Fred DavisHead Brewer / Owner
Bob GrayTap Room Manager
Our Brew Process
Here’s a preview of our brew process, but be sure to stop by for a…
FREE Brewery Tour!
We’d love to educate you on our beer and the brewing process!
Stirring the mash (grain) in the mash tun
Recirculating the wort (grain tea)
Sparging the grain to efficiently remove the wort from the mash
Connecting hoses to transfer the wort from the mash tun to the kettle
Checking the level of the wort in the grant (whirlpool filter) during transfer
Once in the kettle, boiling takes place. We also add adjuncts and hops at this stage. While the kettle is boiling, we scoop out the used barley/malt to give to a local hog farmer.
After the boiling process, the brew is filtered through a cooling system & pumped into a tank for fermentation. This is also the step where we add yeast, and the brew ferments for a couple of weeks and becomes beer.
The beer is transferred into kegs and moved into a big cooler to chill and be carbonated. (We keep track of each brew and the length of time it stays in each step of the process)
Once taken out of the cooler, it’s ready to be experienced! We can then have YOU, the customers, enjoy a brew with us!
How long does the brew process take?
From the very start to the end (enjoyment period), each brew takes about 2 weeks to create.
Good things do take time but each brew is worth it!
Don’t just trust our word for it, though…
ask our customers, or better yet, try one yourself!