The Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce now has three local breweries as members. The Bull & Bush Brewery, which opened in 1971, has been a member since the Chamber was launched in 1999. And now, Launch Pad Brewery in Aurora, and Comrade Brewing in Denver, have joined complimenting the Chamber nicely with great local brew and medal winners in a variety of competitions.

Launch Pad and Comrade were among 19 breweries pouring at Hops in the Hangar, a beer festival held inside Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Lowry. Attendees sampled an incredible selection of over 70 brews, plus cider, seltzer, and non-alcoholic offerings. They had access to the world of aviation history as they traveled through the museum, enjoyed live music, food stations featuring elevated pub eats, games, and more.

“We were happy to be pouring for the 8th time and a wonderful venue to have a beer fest,” said David Lin, owner of Comrade Brewing in Denver. “Where else can you have a festival, drinking beer in front

Comrade Brewing: David Lin, owner of Comrade Brewing, left, and Marxcus West, self-proclaimed Brewery Hype Man, pour three different beers at Hops in the Hangar on August 5, 2023.

of a 150-foot-long Air Force bomber?”

Comrade poured three beers at the fes­ti­val. They poured The Specter, a Belgian- Style Wheat Ale brewed with wheat, flaked rye, Curacao orange peel, coriander and hop­ped with Sorachi Ace and Lemondrop. Next, they had their West Coast Gold, a West C

Launch Pad Brewery: From left to right, Cody Ward, Shannon Walsh, and Ryan Christman represent Launch Pad Brewery at the beer festival inside Wings Over the Rockies in Lowry.

oast Pilsner, hopped with El Dorado, Strata & Citra. Finally, they poured the Foam Party Session IPA, a sessionable IPA, hopped with Mosaic in the kettle and dry-hopped with Simcoe and more Mosaic.

Launch Pad also had three beers at Hops in the Hangar. They poured their Water­mel­on Gose, Point Nemo, a classic gose with watermelon puree and sea salt. They also had their popular Japanese Rice Lager, Aurora, a Japanese Rice beer with jasmine rice, green tea, and subtle notes of jasmine flowers. Finally, Sunrise Tangerine Wheat, an American Wheat with Tangerine puree.

Hops in the Hangar was held on August 5, 2023, at Wings Over the Rockies in Lowry. Over 19 breweries participated and the ticket price included catered stations of food.

Launch Pad Brewery is located at 884 South Buckley Road in Aurora. The brewery is hosting a Chamber event on September 27. Visit for more details. Visit Launch Pad’s website at Comrade ­Brewing is located at 7667 East Iliff Avenue in Denver. Visit www.comradebrew to learn more and to see what’s on tap.

Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum is located at 7711 East Academy Boulevard in Denver. Visit to learn more or to become a member.