At Lariat Lodge, we are all about the people! Meet our staff and friends below, or better yet, come in and say hello. We'd love to see you.

Exterior of Lariat Lodge

No joke, we have Evergreen's best patio. Why? Where do we start? The views? The Bark Garten? The friendly neighbors and staff? The Angry Elk? Come find out for yourself. (pro tip: the patio is just as awesome in the winter.)

Our Littleton location also boasts great patios! They overlook the rolling foothills and provide a sprawling view just South of the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre. We are also in the process of opening a Bark Garten on the North side of the Littleton location for hikers, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts to bring their furry friends.


Meet the Team

team members
Debbie and Anders Ruikka

Known lovingly as 'Mom and 'Ders' by the team at the breweries, Debbie and Anders are the proud owners of Lariat Lodge. After raising 6 children in a blended family, they intended to "downsize" their home (and quite frankly wanted to slow down their busy lives). However, after stumbling upon the historical building in Evergreen which would become Lariat Lodge's first location, a new dream quickly immerged – they wanted to open the first brew pub in Evergreen, CO. They purchased the property and spent the next 2 years living in the 1920's building. After much time and labor, Lariat Lodge Brewing Co. opened it's first set of doors on Halloween of 2015 in Evergreen. Now, they own more square footage, are busier than ever, and have more "children" than they did before the attempted downsize, but they wouldn't have it any other way. This is their dream come true – a dream that, at one point, they didn't even know they had.

team member
Eric Rode

Eric Rode is the master-mind behind all-things-beer at Lariat Lodge. As head brewer and part owner, Rode is committed to putting Lariat Lodge on the map of craft beer. His years of experience and desire to be unique allow Lariat Lodge to continually expand our brand of beer. Rode and his wife, Margaret, have a long-standing friendship with Anders and Debbie and were a part of the planning for the Evergreen location from day 1. Fun facts about Rode: He lives only 2 blocks from the Evergreen location and enjoys walking to work. He also has a mysterious love of garden gnomes.

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