Liberati Restaurant and Brewery in Curtis Park will close Monday, March 2, owner Alex Liberati announced in a Facebook post on Thursday.

“We greatly enjoyed working on this project, and are very grateful for all the brilliant people we met and the accolades we received,” Liberati wrote.

Liberati, an Italian who landed in Colorado via Rome, opened the brewery on Champa Street in the fall of 2018 and managed to introduce something novel to Denver’s crowded craft beer market: oenobeer, a beer/wine hybrid made through “co-fermentation of wort and must, a new process, a fusion of the processes of winemaking and brewing,” according to Liberati’s website.

A menu of Italian fare sweetened the deal for Denver drinkers in search of something they likely hadn’t tasted before.

But now, less than two years after opening, Liberati Restaurant and Brewery will close on Monday. That said, this may not be the last time you taste one of Liberati’s hybrid brews.

“Moving forward we’ll be putting all of our energy and efforts behind exploring the uncharted territory of oenobeers, furthering research and innovation, and sharing our knowledge to educate others on these unique beer-wine blends,” Liberati wrote on Facebook. “So come and cheer with us and enjoy our space and offerings through Denver restaurant week on Sunday, March 1. We’re all looking forward to raise a glass with you!”

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