Archrival Gin is the New Breakout Spirit of Red Rocks

June 29, 2021 (Denver, CO) – As the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre reopens, there’s a new gin in the line-up, Denver-based Archrival Gin from Archetype Distillery. Made with the free-run juice of wine grapes and a unique botanical blend, Archrival Gin is debuting as the “Official Gin of Red Rocks” at venue bars and in signature gin cocktails.

“We launched our distillery right before COVID hit, and we’re excited to put the spotlight on our gin,” said Michael Chapyak, President and Master Distiller at Archetype Distillery. “This gin is made locally and distilled in a building that once was the Webber Theater, so it’s only fitting that it ‘takes the stage’ at Red Rocks.”

Archrival Gin, presented at 80 proof, uses a high caliber one-shot distillation method in the tradition of London-style gins. It’s a small batch gin produced from the free-run juice of wine grapes and a botanical blend of teas, lavender, and herbal roots. Archrival Gin has won medals from the New York International Spirits Competition and The Fifty Best for its smooth and unique taste profile.

“By using vapor-infused distilling technology, we’re really able to let the light botanicals shine in our gin. It’s a one-of-a-kind flavor that we think we’ll steal the show,” said Chapyak. 

In addition to Red Rocks, fans can try Archrival at Archetype Distillery (119 S. Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80209) and major Denver area liquor stores. 

About Archetype Distillery

Archetype Distillery, located at 119 S. Broadway in Denver, was born from a passion for crafting one-of-a-kind, quality spirits. The distillery has released two spirits to-date, Archangel Vodka and Archrival Gin, both made from free-run juice of wine grapes. Its tasting room allows visitors to experience a classic cocktail culture with a modern twist, and enjoy flights of unique distillates, and the historical event space hosts beautiful weddings, corporate parties, and gatherings. To learn more, visit or follow along on social at @archetypedistillery. 

About Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is owned and operated by the City and County of Denver. Opened as a concert venue on June 15, 1941, Red Rocks was named a National Historic Landmark by the US Department of the Interior in 2015. The venue celebrates its 80th anniversary this season and hosts more than 150 events annually including concerts, graduations, private events, film screenings and fitness events. Rolling Stone Magazine has named Red Rocks the “Best Amphitheatre in America.”