Big Choice Brewing
From Home-Brew to Brewhouse
Growing up in Boulder, Nathaniel Miller and his family brewed everything from mead to wine to beer. Initially earning a degree in economics at CU-Boulder, because “hey, who doesn’t need a degree in economics?” and later marrying his lovely wife, who gave him two awesome kids, Miller’s parents asked if he might be interested in home brewing beer and splitting the batches with them.
Intrigued by the idea of having an unlimited supply of beer at his fingertips, he earned his “beer degree” by way of $3 in late fees at the Stanley Lake Library. Nathaniel has a great knack for easily absorbing information and retaining it like nobody’s business; which explains the constant spewing of random facts that no one else seemingly knows. Shortly thereafter, he started home brewing with extract, but soon turned to all grain batches. His own home-brew setup was built using SolidWorks, and using 3d modeled sheet metal from his parents precision sheet metal shop in Longmont. What started as brewing batches once or twice a month, grew to once or twice a week.
In 2008, around the time Upslope was breaking ground, and there were less than half of the number of breweries that exist today, Miller approached his close childhood friend, Tyler Ruse, with the idea of opening up their own brewery. A few years later, in 2012, a building was found in Broomfield, CO, and it is there that he made his dream come true… brew the beer he likes to drink, while listening to the music he likes to listen to.
Dragged into the brewery venture by her husband Nathaniel, Andrea fell in love with the customers, the business, but more importantly, the community. After that she threw all her hops in the tank and became an owner, not just the owner’s wife!
“Nathaniel and I put our heart and soul into our community and the beer we craft every day, 24/7. Our family of two kids, 8 and 11 years old, and two Bernese Mountain Dogs keep us happy, healthy, and ready for more!”
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