The Jailhouse

Craft Beer Bar

The Jailhouse is a craft beer bar located in the historic 1880s jailhouse in Buena Vista, Colorado. Featuring 10 rotating taps of craft beers from across Colorado, the United States, and abroad, plus bottles cans, and wine, The Jailhouse offers something for every palate.

1st Anniversary Mini Beer Fest

1st Anniversary Mini Beer Fest

On Saturday, July 15th we're celebrating our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! There will of course be beer. LOTS of beer. And LIVE MUSIC! 

From 2-6 p.m. we're holding a mini beer festival with our friends Baere Brewing CompanyBlack Project Spontaneous & Wild AlesCerebral BrewingElevation Beer Company, and Melvin Brewing in the Watershed BV lot. $20 gets you unlimited tasting from these breweries as well as access to live music from The River Arkansas and Augustus on the outdoor stage!

The bar will also be open from 12-10 p.m. with a killer taplist. Service as usual inside.

This has been an amazing year, we hope you come celebrate with us!

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Elevation Beer Co. Can Release Party
4:00pm 4:00pm

Elevation Beer Co. Can Release Party

Elevation Beer Company has started canning! We're celebrating with a can release party at The Jailhouse on Wednesday, May 24th. When we open at 4pm, we'll have $3 cans of 8 Second Kolsch, First Cast IPA, Wave Wheel Wit, and Little Mo' Porter! FREE brewery koozie for the first 50 cans sold!

From 6 - 8 p.m. we'll have FREE live music from Kevin Galloway of Uncle Lucius

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National Melvin 2x4 Day

National Melvin 2x4 Day

On Saturday, February 4th we will host Melvin Brewing 2x4 Day! The Jailhouse is one of 30ish bars in 3 countries to be chosen as a host, pretty cool! 

We'll have 9 Melvin brews on tap, Wu Tang music and Kung Fu on the projector - costumes are ENCOURAGED!!! Dress up like your favorite Wu Tang member or rock a ninja outfit. Be sure to take photos and post to social media with hashtag #2x4

2x4 Double IPA
Melvin IPA
Hubert MPA
Citradamus IIPA
Lambda Triple IPA
Drunken Master IIPA
Asterisk IIPA
Carlton Cascadian Dark Ale
Pilsgnar Hoppy Pilsner

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Ugly Sweater Party
5:00pm 5:00pm

Ugly Sweater Party

On Saturday, December 17th we're celebrating the holiday season with an Ugly Sweater party 5-10 PM! We'll be doing a mini tap takeover with Elevation Beer Company and Wit's End Brewing Company and will also have other Christmas themed and dark & boozy offerings on tap. Elevation will be in house raffling off some swag including brewery branded ugly sweaters!

Local favorites Fred & Tom will be in the house serenading us with Christmas themed music and other fun gems. 


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7:00pm 7:00pm

The Hydes - Live at The Jailhouse

Live Music at The Jailhouse

We could not be more excited to have The Hydes as our first ever live music performance at The Jailhouse! Joanna (fiddle, vocals) and Iain (guitar, mandolin, vocals) are a brother-sister duo hailing from Denver, CO, melding bluegrass with Celtic inspired folk music. 

A bit more about The Hydes:

"From gigs in Nashville to Ireland, sold-out shows at home in Colorado and the Western USA, and most recently performances throughout Iceland, The Hydes continue to expand their collective, exploratory musical scope. Joanna (fiddle, vocals) and Iain (guitar, mandolin, vocals) grew up in a musical family, traveling the USA to share their music at festivals, house concerts, workshops, and various concert venues from their primary school days onward. Brimming with curiosity and a sense of adventure for an array of styles, The Hydes have forged a path of musical experience that includes classical, Irish, Cape Breton, Texas swing, bluegrass, swing, blues, and classic American folk idioms." 


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On Saturday, October 22nd we're bringing a taste of the Great American Beer Festival to Buena Vista! When we open at Noon, all 10 taps will be filled with special beers from out-of-state breweries plus some medal winning CO beers too. You don't want to miss this, trust us. Beer list below:


Beachwood BBQ and Brewing, Amalgamator IPA

Bell's Brewery, Uberon - Imperial Oberon aged in Bourbon Barrels

Lawson's Finest Liquids, Sip of Sunshine IPA

Melvin Brewing, Asterisk Double IPA

Scratch Brewing Company, Gooseberry Saison

Societe Brewing Company, The Apprentice Saison

4 Noses Brewing Company, Pump Action Imperial Pumpkin Ale (2016 GABF Gold & 2016 World Beer Cup Gold)

Cannonball Creek Brewing Company, Solid Gold Belgian Style Golden Ale (2016 GABF Gold)

Cerebral Brewing, Chardonnay Barrel Aged Dreamy Thing (Non barrel aged Dreamy Thing won 2016 GABF Silver)

Telluride Brewing Co. Face Down Brown (2016 GABF Bronze)



Baere Brewing Company, Brett Saison (Saison won 2016 GABF Bronze)

Blackberry Farm Brewery, Saison (Brett Saison won 2016 GABF Silver)

Cerebral Brewing, Monochrome Grisette (the brewery's first ever bottle release)

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