We’re OPEN Mondays for the Summer!

Summer means it’s time to get on your jorts, smear sunscreen on your mustache, and celebrate because now The Old Mine is open every day of the week! Our new Monday hours are 4pm – 9pm. Come on down for a frosty glass of Handlebar and a big plate of our Jurassic Pork. Cheers and happy summer!

The Community Room is OPEN!

With a few hundred swings of a sledgehammer and a whole lot of fixing up, we’ve doubled the dining space at The Old Mine! Now, there’s plenty of room for all to enjoy brimming glasses of cider goodness, delicious eats, and scoops of ice cream from Sweets (now at the front of the new dining area). Cheers to you, our fans and community! Happy spring!

Our 3yr Anniversary Celebration!

Thanks to each and every one of you for the love, support, and loyalty you’ve shown The Old Mine over the last three years! We want to celebrate with you so check out the poster (below) for the lineup of amazing beers and ciders we released and are keeping on tap for a while! Cheers and love you all.

And every year, we’ll take the best of the cool glassware available and make a limited run of Anniversary glasses. This year, we thought outside the glass box — it’s time to bring Handlebar to the wilderness in awesome camping mugs! Only 125 of them total are available for purchase. Cheers and it’s time to celebrate!

Handlebar Cans NOW Available!

    Brand-spanking new Handlebar 4-packed cans are available NOW for purchase at The Old Mine and will hit the shelves at select liquor stores over the next few days (County Line in Erie, Atlas Valley in Lafayette, Wyatt’s in Longmont and more! Call around to see if they’re on the shelf and spread the Handlebar love!) And, for you hop-heads on the go, a few cases of our original and delicious Hop Miner Hard Cider are still in the cooler at The Old Mine. Cheers!

Handlebar Hard Cider Cocktails


Sometimes, we can’t leave well enough alone. In the spirit, we’ve added spirits to our delicious Handlebar Hard Cider and come up with some wild and wonderful cocktails!

Served out of Kentucky oak barrels, drenched in fresh Handlebar, garnished with a slice of fruit, and served over ice, these three gems are sure to get your ‘stache feeling fine.

The Old Mine-A-Rita — 100% Blue Agave Tequila, Triple Sec, and Handlebar Hard Cider with a slice of lime.

The Kentucky Mustache — Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters, and Handlebar Hard Cider with a slice of orange.

The Miner’s Mule — Craft Vodka infused in-house with fresh Ginger Root, and Handlebar Hard Cider with a slice of lime.

A Proper Congratulations!

     A HUGE congrats to our friend Cody and his fantastic crew at Proper Grounds for the grand opening of their new location in Lafayette! To celebrate the occasion, we’re each tapping a fresh batch of our cider/coffee collaboration The Proper Handlebar.
     Roasty, chocolatey notes linger alongside a sweet, crisp apple finish. As crazy a combo as it sounds, it’s FANTASTIC and went fast last time! Head on over to The Old Mine OR Proper Coffee and Cocktails and get yourself a Proper Handlebar. Cheers, and again, congrats to Proper!

Mining for Good


***These nights were amazing and stay tuned for more in the future*** The Old Mine has had three fantastic years of operation in downtown Erie. We feel blessed to have had a hand in fostering community growth, one guest at a time. As we enter into 2017, we want to expand our reach and further impact Erie and the outlying, northern Colorado areas.

Beginning on February 20th, we’ll be hosting Mining for Good on Monday Nights until Memorial Day. Every Monday, we want to host charity/fundraising events at The Old Mine. On those nights, all profits will go toward whatever cause has partnered with us for that evening. This is very exciting for us! If you’d like to schedule a Mining for Good Monday Night with us, contact us. But please hurry—our Mondays are already filing up fast.

Kevin Rodriguez    kevin@theoldmine.com

Bourbon Barrel Blend #1 Hard Cider


Bourbon Barrel Blend #1 is what happens when 13%ABV Imperial Handelbar Hard Cider is fermented and aged in three freshly dumped Breckenridge Bourbon Barrels and then blended with a touch of Handlebar and Crandlebar — taming the beast to an extremely drinkable 9.5% ABV. So come get a big glass of Bourbon Barrel Blend #1… and you can even take a growler home! Cheers!

Delicious Beverage Presents!


(Elf singing his own version of 12 days of Christmas…) “… Barrel Aged TenFIDY, Weller 12 a-really!, and a Yamazaki 18.”

Head down to The Old Mine in your one-hundred horse-powered front-wheel drive sleigh to embrace the frosty majesty of the top shelf treats our distributors have gifted us all with this year! We hope you all had the Merriest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny Kaye!

The Handlebar Factory Update

     I know this update is late in coming, but we wanted to let you all know about some frustrating news. After a year of blood, sweat and beers, we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s best for us to cut our losses and walk away from the Erie hangar where we were planning to do The Handlebar Factory. We are still moving forward on the Factory, but we won’t be able to do it in the hangar–so we’ll be selling the property.
     This is sad and disappointing news for us (and, maybe for you, too), but through all of this process we’ve been continually reminded that the most important things in life are relationships. So, thanks to you. Thanks for your relationship with us, your care, your love, and your support as we’ve fought to live out the next step of our dream. The fight continues, though! And we’re excited for 2017 and great things to come for you, us, The Old Mine, and The Handlebar Factory!
     Merry Christmas and cheers to you!
     Mike Yeager & John Jacquat