About Us

Our Brewing History

How it all started

Spice Trade Brewing has been brewing award winning beer since 2008. Formerly Yak & Yeti Brewpub, Spice Trade is now a stand alone brewery brewing out of Yak & Yeti restaurant in Arvada, CO. We hand craft all of our beer in small batches on a 7 barrel brewhouse and focus on a wide varitey of flavors and beer styles.

Our beers have won many local and national awards including several GABF (Great American Beer Fest) medals, All Colorado Brewfest, Best of Craft Beers (National), Colorado State Fair, Jefferson County Fair, Taste of Arvada, Denver A-List and more. You can find our beer on tap at the Arvada brewpub as well as the Yak & Yeti restaurants in Westminster and Denver. We offer growlers to go and are working to have our beer available in cans soon. Follow us on Facebook for updates.

For more information about Yak & Yeti Restaurants, and their award winning Indian & Nepalese food, visit www.theyakandyeti.com

Our Brewing Style

Flavors from around the world

At Spice Trade we brew unique beer styles inspired by culinary ingredients and traditions from around the world. Our brewpub roots give us a strong connection to the food, culture and flavors of India & Nepal. It’s here that we created our beautifully balanced Chai Milk Stout, infused with our special Chai spice blend that we mixed in house. It inspired our Jalapeno Lena, a beer with the fresh flavor and heat of one of the most popular indian ingredients.

But delicious flavors are everywhere, from our backyard in Colorado to the other side of the world. Our mission at Spice Trade is to explore those flavors and bring you the most flavorful and interesting beer possible. Some of our beers are classic and easy drinking, some are fun and experimental, but all are brewed with the utmost focus on quality and fresh ingredients. All of our beer is non-filtered and crafted to reduce gluten.

Come join us for a beer and let your senses wander.

Our Brewer

The man behind the beer

Jeff Tyler has been the head brewer for Spice Trade Brewing since June 2016. He’s originally from New York but spent most of his beer drinking years in Boston drinking his share of Heady Topper and Night Shift beer. Jeff has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and spent almost a decade working in various positions in the engineering world from a department of energy lab, to designing medical devices and even helping design the Roomba vacuum cleaner. Jeff has been brewing for 6 years, is a BJCP certified beer judge and has judged at competitions across New England.

Jeff is a big fan of NE style IPA’s, Belgian style ales and draws a lot of inspiration from the culinary world when crafting beer recipes. While you will find a continued line up of Spice Trades classic, award winning, beer styles, you will always find a new and exciting pilot batch on tap. Peanut butter, banana nut brown ale; Mayan style chocolate stout; and a Gose infused with lavender and hibiscus are a few but the list is always expanding!

Outside of brewing, Jeff likes to travel, road bike and spends a lot of time in the mountains snowboarding and going on hikes with his dog, Sammy. He also has some mean card tricks up his sleeves. If you catch him around the brewery he just might show you one.

Our Beer

Here are our beers! We have 12 draft lines in Arvada and many of our beers are constantly rotating. For an up to date beer list stop by or give us a call.

The Flagships

Chai Milk Stout

5.2% ABV 28 IBU

A creamy but easy drinking milk stout brewed with lactose and our custom chai spice blend. A Yak & Yeti classic!

Himalayan IPA

6.3% ABV 70 IBU

A heavily hopped IPA with notes of bitter grapefruit, citrus and pine. Brewed with Cascade & Columbus hops. 2010 GABF Gold.

Om Namah Pilsner

5.6% ABV 20 IBU

A light, crisp and refreshing German Pilsner. Traditionally brewed, with 100% German malt, hops, and yeast.

Sun Temple IPA

6.3% ABV 60 IBU

A juicy and tropical fruit forward New England Style IPA. Notes of Peach, Citrus, & Mango. Excessively hopped with Eldorado, Citra, and Simcoe hops.

Jalapeno Lena

5.6% ABV 20 IBU

Light in color, not in flavor. Aged on jalapeno peppers for a deliciously aromatic and moderately spicy beer.

C Squared: Nona Cider

6.0% ABV

An off dry cider, bittersweet and bright with delicate honey aromas and a tangy finish.

Seasonals & Rotating

Moon Temple IPA

7.0% ABV 60 IBU

The latest in our New England Style IPA series.This juicy and fruit forward IPA is excessivley hopped with Galaxy and Falconers Flight which empart huge melon rind, mango, and grapefruit aromas and flavors

Sherpa Porter

5.8% ABV 32 IBU

An English style Porter. Dark and chocolately, less roasty than a stout. 2016 Silver medal at the National Best of Craft Festival in Bend, OR

Coffee Rocket

7.6% ABV 25 IBU

This beer is infused with fresh whole coffee beans right before it pours out of the faucet! Rotating with different, local, Arvada coffee roasters.
Coffee heads rejoyce!

Belgian Pale Ale

5.8% ABV 30 IBU

A light and easy drinking, belgian style, pale ale. Notes of citrus fruit, cloves, and lemon. Dry hopped with Citra & Sorachi Ace

Imperial Altbier

7.3% ABV 30 IBU

This high strength German Altbier goes down smooth. Rich bready and toasted malt characteristics with a balanced bitterness but light body and a clean, crisp finish.

Brewers Test Kitchen


Small batch, experimental beer. Always something new and exciting.

Barrel Aged


A rotating selection of barrel aged beer. Stop by and see whats on tap today!

Gone but not forgotten

The Russian

10.0% ABV 70 IBU

A rich, chewy and complex Russian imperial stout with many layers of roasty and chocolate flavors. Sure to warm you up on a cold night.

Choco-Coco Porter

5.8% ABV 32 IBU

Our sherpa porter infused with caco nibs and freshly toasted coconut. The perfect companion to smores.

The Care Bear Stare

6.7% ABV 17 IBU

Brewed with home made Belgian candi sugar and fermented with Chimay yeast. Drinks with notes of banana and raisins with a dry finish.

The Brown Ale

5.9% ABV 34 IBU

A classic Northern English Brown Ale. Malt forward with notes of chocolate, toasted bread and nuts. Finishes dry with a light roast finish

#PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte)

7.6% ABV 25 IBU

This creamy pumpkin ale is brewed with Two Rivers coffee, vanilla beans, pumpkin, brown sugar and spices.

West Coast Glutton DIPA

8.6% ABV 125 IBU

A full bodied, toasty, and agressivley hopped beer. Extremely smooth with a piney and resinous hop profile. Our most bitter offering.

Lemon Blonde

5.6% ABV 20 IBU

A light and easy drinking blonde ale brewed with lemon peel and lemongrass.

Rupee Red

5.1% ABV 29 IBU

A rich, malt forward red ale brewed with a healthy dose of honey malt. Rich toasted bread notes with balanced bitterness.

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Spice Trade Brewing

7803 Ralston Road
Arvada, CO 80002

(303) 431-9000

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