Here’s what’s new at Old 121

New craft brewery opens up in Caution Brewing location

Posted 3/19/19

What was once home to Caution Brewing for seven years before it closed last June will soon be home to another new brewery. Jason Bailey, Brett and Karla Zahtre and Eric Gupta will open the Old 121 …

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Here’s what’s new at Old 121

New craft brewery opens up in Caution Brewing location

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What was once home to Caution Brewing for seven years before it closed last June will soon be home to another new brewery.

Jason Bailey, Brett and Karla Zahtre and Eric Gupta will open the Old 121 brewery, named after State Highway 121, aka Wadsworth Boulevard, on March 23. The brewery will feature a menu of a lager, pale ale, an IPA, a honey brown ale, a stout and an Irish red ale. Along with beer, the Old 121 team is looking forward to rolling out its own line of craft sodas including a root beer, a cream ale and a soda made of hops. Flavored teas from Teakoe, a Colorado tea manufacturer, will also be available.

“Making sure we offered high quality non-alcoholic options for our guests was extremely important for all of us. I have always loved going to breweries, but I was frequently underwhelmed by the non-alcoholic choices in front of me,” said Karla, who will be the brewery’s business manager.

Bailey, Old 121’s head brewer, brings experience from multiple breweries including Epic Brewing and Crooked Stave Brewing, where he worked at with Brett. The brewery envisions creating a beer that celebrates Lakewood’s 50th anniversary. Bailey said he wants to reach out to the Lakewood Heritage Center to talk about pertinent characteristics of the city to see if he can add those touches to the beer.

“Brett and I would talk after our shifts working at Epic and Crooked Stave and bounce around ideas about what we would do if we opened our brewery. What started as after-work daydreaming slowly evolved into putting our money where our mouth is and making this dream a reality,” said Bailey.

Old 121 can hold 80 inside, and it has a patio in front. Although nothing is set in stone, Brett said nothing is off the table as far as events, including trivia and vinyl nights.

“We want to get the doors open and familiarize ourselves face to face to see what people want us to do. We want to be an integral part of the community,” said Brett. “We want to see what people want, and then go down that road.”

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