Fort Collins CO Beer Tour Faces & Places #4 - Cranknstein

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Real Estate Broker Owner with New Paradigm Partners LLC EB #1326335

Cranknstein Fort Collins

A Beer Bar! A Bike Shop! A Coffeehouse!

Certainly!

A year and a half ago, my client Evan Rau - a not-too-long-ago graduate of Colorado State University - talked to me about his dream. He wanted to open a combination bike shop/beer bar in Old Town Fort Collins, combining two things very much a big part of the local Fort Collins culture. After all, we are the Napa Valley of the craft beer movement, and Larimer County is ranked #3 nationally in bicycle participation.

Evan has worked hard to make his dream come true, and in November of last year, he and his partner Susan Dalke opened CranknStein in an old garage on College Ave, right in the heart of Fort Collins' historic Old Town district. Susan brought along her knowledge of coffee roasting, and a coffeehouse was added to the concept.

Cranknstein Fort Collins Bar

And what a nice job they have done! The front of Cranknstein is dedicated to a large comfortable bar and coffeehouse, serving a constantly changing variety of local, regional and imported beers, as well as great in-house roasted coffee. The sofas, overstuffed arm-chairs, and nice bar stools provide a great place to enjoy live music every Tuesday night, or just sit with friends and have a cold brew. In the back, Evan runs the bike shop, with specializes in vintage and custom bikes, but also provides full repair and tune-up service, and Susan operates the coffee roaster.

Cranknstein Fort Collins Bike Shop

  Cranknstein Fort Collins Coffeehouse








It may sound strange at first, but it works - it really is a unique blend of what makes Fort Collins special, and Evan tells me they're doing really well. So hop on your bike and pedal down to Cranknstein in Old Town Fort Collins for some morning java, a late afternoon beer or some some evening music - and remember: Ride Responsibly!



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Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525
970-689-4663
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So inquiring minds want to know, what is the penalty for drinking and biking?

June 18, 2012 12:38 PM
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Diane Daley
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I love it, It looks like a place to check  out, mosre often the hole in the wall places are the best...

June 18, 2012 02:02 PM
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I love the casual style of this interesting establishment!  A cut above the cookie cutter places for sure!

June 18, 2012 03:21 PM
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Congratulations to Evan and Susan on a wonderful venture.  CrankNStein sounds like a great place to just hang out. 

Thanks for introducing us to your great clients and their wonderful venture, Dick!

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Dick, What a lovely story! Nothing like making a dream come tre...it warms the heart and inspires success. Thanks for sharing this! A
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