About Chrysalis


Hello Friends and Beer Lovers! Some of you know me and if you don't I'm Shawn Larson, along with my partners Adam Gall and Frederick Zimmer we are in the planning and building phase of Chrysalis Barrel Aged Beer. We all have extremely diverse backgrounds. Currently I am a professional hard cider maker with 8 years experience and will be brewing, aging and blending our beer. Adam owns a backcountry hunting guide service with access to land and is growing the barley for our beer. Frederick is a professional contractor focusing on new home construction and will be using his skills to build the brewery and tasting room. One of the things we all have in common is our love for Belgian style beers. We are planning on brewing Belgian inspired origin beers using old world methods and time honored traditions, locally grown and sourced ingredients and barrel aging. Our beer will showcase amazing ingredients from the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains as well as highlight the unique terroir of the North Fork Valley.   

Currently we are under construction in a warehouse located at 201a 1st st. in Paonia Colorado.  Hopefully if the plan goes accordingly we will be starting production and the aging process early 2018.  We are looking forward to enhancing the beer offerings and home town charms of Paonia Co.  We have been planing and dreaming of this historic old world barrel house for quite some time and now in it's infant stages the dreams are becoming reality.  

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Paonia Colorado


The Brewery will be located in Paonia Colorado, a town steeped in community values and historic traditions. Along with ranching and coal mining Paonia has continuously proven itself to be a major hub of agriculture in the state of Colorado.  We have the highest percentage of organic farms and orchards per capita in the state of Colorado. Besides growing our own barley we will rely heavily on the surrounding orchards and farms to source the best ingredients available to create an "Origin Beer" which will be unique and unlike any other beer in the state.  Our beers and flavors will start from the ground up right here in the North Fork Valley.