Butcherknife Brewing Company was founded by Mark Fitzgerald in 2009. Soon thereafter, he partnered with Nate Johansing, and the two have been pursuing the dream of giving Steamboat the brewery it deserves ever since. They know that craft beer drinkers like to try new things. But they tend to think that once you've sampled their selection, you'll be back for some more. As their facility fills with the aromas of roasted malt, hops and the best water in Colorado, you begin to feel the difference in how they brew. Their location provides them first use off the Continental Divide which means pure, unadulterated, fresh, clean water goes into the heart of every batch they make.