Grand Hyatt Denver general manager, Greg Leonard, announces today the opening of Pub 17 on Welton Street. Located just off of the corner of Welton and 17th Streets, the mainline for business, Denver’s newest pub captures the mood and flavor of the Mile High City by providing neighborhood microbrews, regional wine and high plains culinary fare. It is the perfect complement to Hyatt’s recently introduced concept: Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served.
Here, in the cradle of the pioneer spirit, Denver brew pub, Pub 17 serves up a bounty of locally grown produce, artisan cheeses and premium meats. Guests are invited to stay inside their comfort zone with a selection of expertly prepared traditional foods, such as the piled high Mile High Reuben or Chef de Cuisine Jay Leandro’s unique take on Mac N’ Cheese. The menu also allows a venture into the unfamiliar with a western-style Herb Roasted Bone Marrow to name just one. All of the dishes go perfectly with Chef’s homemade Brown Ale Pepper Jam. (Recipe available to guests upon request.) Every signature dish the chef has created is styled to complement a long list of local microbrews (some with very limited release and difficult to find anyplace else) or a western slope award-winning vintage.
“Organic” best describes the flavor of the surroundings as well. Textural lighting casts a welcoming glow over the room filled with custom art and stacked mirrors reflecting the city surroundings. That is clearly evident in a barrel from the local distillery, Stranahan’s, which carves out the Denver skyline, adorning the wall as a reminder that some of the best beverages made originate right here in Colorado. Seating is deep and restful, the soft hues an easy backdrop for conversation; ideal for closing a deal or celebrating a victory. Regardless of the purpose, it is the perfect setting for making connections.
“Denver has become a mecca for hand-crafted micro brews and there is, no doubt, a better selection to be found here than just about anywhere,” commented Leonard. “We knew the effort would be ambitious, but we are pleased to present more than 50 of them, bottled and on tap, and have designed a menu and atmosphere around them. The Mile High City takes great pride in their microbrews!” Validating that is the fact that Travel and Leisure Magazine recently named Denver “The #1 Microbrew City in America.”
The extensive beverage menu branches out to include signature concoctions such as those using Stranahan’s Whiskey whose distillery is just down the street, a selection of “Hop Tails” (cocktails made with beer), the Original Rocky Mountain Mule and more.
Pub 17’s approach to dining meshes with the newly introduced Hyatt global philosophy focused on sourcing and providing healthy food and beverage options that support the local community and that are good for the planet. Driven by insights and in-depth research, Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served. is grounded on three main pillars:
Healthy people: Portion controlled, balanced offerings with natural ingredients and prepared with nutrient preserving cooking techniques.
Healthy planet: Sustainable purchasing and operational practices intended to improve the long-term health of people and the planet.
Healthy communities: Sourcing from regional suppliers, supporting local vendors, farmers and ranchers with a commitment to providing educational opportunities for schools.
Food. Thoughtfully Source. Carefully Served. is a key component of the health and wellness pillar of Hyatt Thrive, Hyatt’s global corporate responsibility platform designed to enable thriving communities.
Pub 17 on Welton replaces the former 1876 Restaurant and is located inside the downtown Denver luxury hotel, Grand Hyatt Denver. It offers three meals daily from 6:00AM – 11:30PM. Discounts on appetizers and beverages are available during Happy Hour from 3:00PM – 6:00PM and again from 11:00PM to 1:30AM. A la carte selections are joined by Saturday and Sunday bunches, served from 11:00AM-4:00PM, providing a special selection of plated entrees complemented by a buffet of appetizers and an array of desserts. Large parties can be accommodated quickly and easily by calling (303) 295-1117. Throughout the month of August, a special prix fixe three-course Beer Pairing dinner is offered, in addition to a la carte selections, for $25 per person plus tax and gratuity. This is the first of a series of events designed to engage, entertain and educate guests.
Reservations for Pub 17 may be made by calling (303) 295-1117 or by visiting Opentable.com. Parking is validated for dinner guests. For more information on Pub 17 on Welton Street, including a list of interesting Colorado Beer Facts, visit http://www.Pub17Denver.com.