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What’s Brewing in Denver: Must-Visit Breweries

What’s Brewing in Denver: Must-Visit Breweries

As the largest city in Colorado, which is ranked number one in total beer production in the U.S., Denver’s breweries are a must-see when you’re visiting the Mile High City. Pair your beer with barbecue at Breckinridge Brewing or belly up to the taproom bar at Great Divide Brewery before touring the largest single-site brewer in the U.S.

Black Shirt Brewing Co.

We always love a good old-fashioned family business, like the black Shirt Brewing Co., founded in 1999. At the sleek, no-nonsense industrial-style taproom, you can sip on your favorite carefully crafted beer from the brewery’s four-barrel brew house. If to-go cups are more your speed, BSB recently began bottling and canning beer on-premises. Enjoy $2.50 half pours or $5 for full pints. Refill your growler for $14.

Breckinridge Brewery & Tasting Room

If there’s one thing that pairs well with beer, it’s barbecue. At Breckinridge Brewery & Pub, you can have both. Breckenridge Brewery is Denver’s largest brewery, producing over 65,000 barrels a year, and growing every day. They offer four free brewery tours on the hour every Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m. Fall in love with their Avalanche Ale or the hearty Carolina-style barbecue fare, but don’t get too attached to the space — the company has plans for a $20 million expansion to Littleton in 2015.

Coors Brewery

In a town where independent craft breweries are rapidly gaining popularity, you still don’t want to skip the legendary Coors Brewery in Golden. As the biggest single-site brewer in the world, Coors can brew up to 22 million barrels and package up to 16 million barrels annually. Take a free 30-minute, self-paced tour of the brew house, malt house, and packaging complex to see how over 100 work teams make some of the world’s most popular beers.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Located in the same building that houses artisan food hall The Source, Crooked Stave specializes in sour and bitter beers as well as cool collaborations with other breweries. In contrast with the eclectic vibe in ultra-edgy building, the intimate brewpub boasts a no-frills décor and a laid-back attitude. Pull up a stool at the bar and select a full pint for about $10 or taste a few before you commit, at $2-4 apiece.

Denver Beer Company

There’s little that the brewers at DBC haven’t tried when it comes to infusing unique flavors into classic beers. Think pumpkin style ales, kaffir lime wheat beers, and a graham cracker porter that rotate with the seasons. DBC has one of the largest tap rooms in the Denver area and is even large enough to be dog-friendly, so you can bring your four-legged pals along for the ride. The brews range from $5-7 and pair perfectly with DBC’s large pretzels.

Former Future Brewing

James Howat and his team of hopheads are turning the adage “out with the old and in with the new” on its head. A former home brewer, Howat is using his background in science to recreate recipes from the 1800s, like a New World cream ale, a chocolate milk stout, and a single-strain yeast saison. On tap you’ll find a lineup of core beers along with seasonal sips at moderate prices.

Great Divide

Named by RateBeer.com as the 12th Best Brewers in the World in 2013, the Great Divide is a must-see for anyone living in or visiting Denver. The owner, Brian Dunn, began as a home brewer and in 1993 founded what would eventually become a celebrated craft brewery housed in a former dairy processing plant. Great Divide’s beers are distinctly Denver, from the Hercules Double IPA to the signature Yeti Imperial Stout.

Jagged Mountain Brewery

Less than a year old, the Rocky Mountain newcomer runs seven taps, including the 13-percent ABV First Descent and a variety of saisons and American IPAs. Pair your $6 beer with eats from the ever-changing lineup of food trucks peddling everything from sandwiches to tacos and more.

Our Mutual Friends Malt & Brew

If you’re trying to adapt to the whole locavore movement, you’ll appreciate the fact that Our Mutual Friends features a selection of ales crafted from locally sourced ingredients, with 100 percent of the barley used coming from Colorado farms. With five session-style ales on tap, the industrial taproom, housed in a former ice cream shop, emulates the style of an English pub. Aiming to establish as a gathering place, Our Mutual Friends has a shelves of books that you can check out in between visits, as well as a comfortable outdoor patio for lounging in small groups or solo.

TRVE Brewing Co.

At TRVE Brewing Co., tea-infused beer is one of the milder options that you’ll find on the menu. Brewers take generic base brews and add their own unique twists, like combining oats with a session ale, saison with Chinese smoked tea, and its noteworthy Wanderlust, a Belgian-American pale ale fusion. Enjoy three-ounce tasting portions for $1 each or sip a moderately priced pint from one of eight taps.


What’s Brewing in Denver: Must-Visit Breweries - Recipes

This refreshing ale is fittingly named - while sipping one at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, you can gaze out the window as trains roll in and out of LoDo&aposs historic Union Station. This smooth, amber beer combines the malty goodness of an Oktoberfest lager with the slight fruitiness of an ale. The Wynkoop offers several more excellent brewed-on-site beers, all worth a try - in fact, not only was the Wynkoop Brewing Company Denver&aposs first brewpub (founded in 1988), but it produced 4,330 barrels of fresh beer in 1997, making it one of the largest brewpubs in the world.

WHERE TO GET IT: Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th St.

DENVER PALE ALE

The Denver Pale Ale - DPA for short - is anਊppropriately great beer for the great city it is named after. A classic, English-style pale ale with a malty middle and an equally hearty complement of hop aroma, flavor and bitterness, it&aposs the kind of lovingly handcrafted libation that the Great Divide Brewing Co. has made its reputation on. Head to their Downtown Denver Tap Room to try this and many other unique beers.

WHERE TO GET IT: Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room, 2201 Arapahoe St. (or your local liquor store)

16TH STREET WHEAT

Rock Bottom Brewery&aposs downtown Denver location is smack dab on the 16th Street pedestrian mall, making its expansive patio a perfect spot for people watching and beer drinking. The brewery pays tribute to its home with the 16th Street Wheat, a crisp, clean beer with a sweet, honey malt flavor. Well-balanced and deep gold in color with a subtle, flowery, hop finish, this beer will make your happy hour even happier. Rock Bottom is all about fresh ingredients, expert brewers and good times - plan to stop in the next time you&aposre downtown.

WHERE TO GET IT: Rock Bottom Brewery, 1001 16th St.

VANILLA PORTER

The brewers at Breckenridge Breweryꃊll this delicious beer "vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea," a description some might call grandiose - until they try it! An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, plus real vanilla bean, it&aposll have you waxing poetic in no time. Though the brewery got started in its namesake mountain town of Breckenridge, there&aposs a splendid location in Denver, right across the street from Coors Field. Pre- or post-game beers just got a lot tastier.

WHERE TO GET IT:਋reckenridge Brewery, 471 Kalamath St. (or your local liquor store)

DRY STOUT

With a smooth, round taste, this stout is sure to satisfy. But there&aposs a delightful twist! The Denver Chophouse & Brewery stores their Dry Stout in just-emptied whiskey barrels supplied by the Austin Nichol&aposs distillery. The bourbon and oak add powerful flavors to an already strong beer - pair it with one of the Chophouse&aposs renowned steaks, and you&aposve got a genuine match made in heaven.

WHERE TO GET IT:ꃞnver Chophouse & Brewery, 1735 19th St.

PICK AXE PALE ALE

You&aposll have to head a little out ofꃞnver into the charming mountain town of Idaho Springs, but trust us - it&aposs worth the drive. The Pick Axe from Tommyknocker Brewery is a classic American Pale Ale dominated by mildly hopped, sparkling flavors and pleasant aromas. The dry hops impart unique aromas and flavors, adding to the complexity of this ale, which has twice won the silver medal at Denver&aposs annual Great American Beer Festival®. Just 25 miles from Denver, Tommyknocker&aposs is a must-visit during a daytrip to the mountains.

WHERE TO GET IT: Tommyknocker Brewery, 1401 Miner St., Idaho Springs (or your local liquor store)


What’s Brewing in Denver: Must-Visit Breweries - Recipes

This refreshing ale is fittingly named - while sipping one at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, you can gaze out the window as trains roll in and out of LoDo&aposs historic Union Station. This smooth, amber beer combines the malty goodness of an Oktoberfest lager with the slight fruitiness of an ale. The Wynkoop offers several more excellent brewed-on-site beers, all worth a try - in fact, not only was the Wynkoop Brewing Company Denver&aposs first brewpub (founded in 1988), but it produced 4,330 barrels of fresh beer in 1997, making it one of the largest brewpubs in the world.

WHERE TO GET IT: Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th St.

DENVER PALE ALE

The Denver Pale Ale - DPA for short - is anਊppropriately great beer for the great city it is named after. A classic, English-style pale ale with a malty middle and an equally hearty complement of hop aroma, flavor and bitterness, it&aposs the kind of lovingly handcrafted libation that the Great Divide Brewing Co. has made its reputation on. Head to their Downtown Denver Tap Room to try this and many other unique beers.

WHERE TO GET IT: Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room, 2201 Arapahoe St. (or your local liquor store)

16TH STREET WHEAT

Rock Bottom Brewery&aposs downtown Denver location is smack dab on the 16th Street pedestrian mall, making its expansive patio a perfect spot for people watching and beer drinking. The brewery pays tribute to its home with the 16th Street Wheat, a crisp, clean beer with a sweet, honey malt flavor. Well-balanced and deep gold in color with a subtle, flowery, hop finish, this beer will make your happy hour even happier. Rock Bottom is all about fresh ingredients, expert brewers and good times - plan to stop in the next time you&aposre downtown.

WHERE TO GET IT: Rock Bottom Brewery, 1001 16th St.

VANILLA PORTER

The brewers at Breckenridge Breweryꃊll this delicious beer "vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea," a description some might call grandiose - until they try it! An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, plus real vanilla bean, it&aposll have you waxing poetic in no time. Though the brewery got started in its namesake mountain town of Breckenridge, there&aposs a splendid location in Denver, right across the street from Coors Field. Pre- or post-game beers just got a lot tastier.

WHERE TO GET IT:਋reckenridge Brewery, 471 Kalamath St. (or your local liquor store)

DRY STOUT

With a smooth, round taste, this stout is sure to satisfy. But there&aposs a delightful twist! The Denver Chophouse & Brewery stores their Dry Stout in just-emptied whiskey barrels supplied by the Austin Nichol&aposs distillery. The bourbon and oak add powerful flavors to an already strong beer - pair it with one of the Chophouse&aposs renowned steaks, and you&aposve got a genuine match made in heaven.

WHERE TO GET IT:ꃞnver Chophouse & Brewery, 1735 19th St.

PICK AXE PALE ALE

You&aposll have to head a little out ofꃞnver into the charming mountain town of Idaho Springs, but trust us - it&aposs worth the drive. The Pick Axe from Tommyknocker Brewery is a classic American Pale Ale dominated by mildly hopped, sparkling flavors and pleasant aromas. The dry hops impart unique aromas and flavors, adding to the complexity of this ale, which has twice won the silver medal at Denver&aposs annual Great American Beer Festival®. Just 25 miles from Denver, Tommyknocker&aposs is a must-visit during a daytrip to the mountains.

WHERE TO GET IT: Tommyknocker Brewery, 1401 Miner St., Idaho Springs (or your local liquor store)


What’s Brewing in Denver: Must-Visit Breweries - Recipes

This refreshing ale is fittingly named - while sipping one at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, you can gaze out the window as trains roll in and out of LoDo&aposs historic Union Station. This smooth, amber beer combines the malty goodness of an Oktoberfest lager with the slight fruitiness of an ale. The Wynkoop offers several more excellent brewed-on-site beers, all worth a try - in fact, not only was the Wynkoop Brewing Company Denver&aposs first brewpub (founded in 1988), but it produced 4,330 barrels of fresh beer in 1997, making it one of the largest brewpubs in the world.

WHERE TO GET IT: Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th St.

DENVER PALE ALE

The Denver Pale Ale - DPA for short - is anਊppropriately great beer for the great city it is named after. A classic, English-style pale ale with a malty middle and an equally hearty complement of hop aroma, flavor and bitterness, it&aposs the kind of lovingly handcrafted libation that the Great Divide Brewing Co. has made its reputation on. Head to their Downtown Denver Tap Room to try this and many other unique beers.

WHERE TO GET IT: Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room, 2201 Arapahoe St. (or your local liquor store)

16TH STREET WHEAT

Rock Bottom Brewery&aposs downtown Denver location is smack dab on the 16th Street pedestrian mall, making its expansive patio a perfect spot for people watching and beer drinking. The brewery pays tribute to its home with the 16th Street Wheat, a crisp, clean beer with a sweet, honey malt flavor. Well-balanced and deep gold in color with a subtle, flowery, hop finish, this beer will make your happy hour even happier. Rock Bottom is all about fresh ingredients, expert brewers and good times - plan to stop in the next time you&aposre downtown.

WHERE TO GET IT: Rock Bottom Brewery, 1001 16th St.

VANILLA PORTER

The brewers at Breckenridge Breweryꃊll this delicious beer "vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea," a description some might call grandiose - until they try it! An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, plus real vanilla bean, it&aposll have you waxing poetic in no time. Though the brewery got started in its namesake mountain town of Breckenridge, there&aposs a splendid location in Denver, right across the street from Coors Field. Pre- or post-game beers just got a lot tastier.

WHERE TO GET IT:਋reckenridge Brewery, 471 Kalamath St. (or your local liquor store)

DRY STOUT

With a smooth, round taste, this stout is sure to satisfy. But there&aposs a delightful twist! The Denver Chophouse & Brewery stores their Dry Stout in just-emptied whiskey barrels supplied by the Austin Nichol&aposs distillery. The bourbon and oak add powerful flavors to an already strong beer - pair it with one of the Chophouse&aposs renowned steaks, and you&aposve got a genuine match made in heaven.

WHERE TO GET IT:ꃞnver Chophouse & Brewery, 1735 19th St.

PICK AXE PALE ALE

You&aposll have to head a little out ofꃞnver into the charming mountain town of Idaho Springs, but trust us - it&aposs worth the drive. The Pick Axe from Tommyknocker Brewery is a classic American Pale Ale dominated by mildly hopped, sparkling flavors and pleasant aromas. The dry hops impart unique aromas and flavors, adding to the complexity of this ale, which has twice won the silver medal at Denver&aposs annual Great American Beer Festival®. Just 25 miles from Denver, Tommyknocker&aposs is a must-visit during a daytrip to the mountains.

WHERE TO GET IT: Tommyknocker Brewery, 1401 Miner St., Idaho Springs (or your local liquor store)


What’s Brewing in Denver: Must-Visit Breweries - Recipes

This refreshing ale is fittingly named - while sipping one at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, you can gaze out the window as trains roll in and out of LoDo&aposs historic Union Station. This smooth, amber beer combines the malty goodness of an Oktoberfest lager with the slight fruitiness of an ale. The Wynkoop offers several more excellent brewed-on-site beers, all worth a try - in fact, not only was the Wynkoop Brewing Company Denver&aposs first brewpub (founded in 1988), but it produced 4,330 barrels of fresh beer in 1997, making it one of the largest brewpubs in the world.

WHERE TO GET IT: Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th St.

DENVER PALE ALE

The Denver Pale Ale - DPA for short - is anਊppropriately great beer for the great city it is named after. A classic, English-style pale ale with a malty middle and an equally hearty complement of hop aroma, flavor and bitterness, it&aposs the kind of lovingly handcrafted libation that the Great Divide Brewing Co. has made its reputation on. Head to their Downtown Denver Tap Room to try this and many other unique beers.

WHERE TO GET IT: Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room, 2201 Arapahoe St. (or your local liquor store)

16TH STREET WHEAT

Rock Bottom Brewery&aposs downtown Denver location is smack dab on the 16th Street pedestrian mall, making its expansive patio a perfect spot for people watching and beer drinking. The brewery pays tribute to its home with the 16th Street Wheat, a crisp, clean beer with a sweet, honey malt flavor. Well-balanced and deep gold in color with a subtle, flowery, hop finish, this beer will make your happy hour even happier. Rock Bottom is all about fresh ingredients, expert brewers and good times - plan to stop in the next time you&aposre downtown.

WHERE TO GET IT: Rock Bottom Brewery, 1001 16th St.

VANILLA PORTER

The brewers at Breckenridge Breweryꃊll this delicious beer "vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea," a description some might call grandiose - until they try it! An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, plus real vanilla bean, it&aposll have you waxing poetic in no time. Though the brewery got started in its namesake mountain town of Breckenridge, there&aposs a splendid location in Denver, right across the street from Coors Field. Pre- or post-game beers just got a lot tastier.

WHERE TO GET IT:਋reckenridge Brewery, 471 Kalamath St. (or your local liquor store)

DRY STOUT

With a smooth, round taste, this stout is sure to satisfy. But there&aposs a delightful twist! The Denver Chophouse & Brewery stores their Dry Stout in just-emptied whiskey barrels supplied by the Austin Nichol&aposs distillery. The bourbon and oak add powerful flavors to an already strong beer - pair it with one of the Chophouse&aposs renowned steaks, and you&aposve got a genuine match made in heaven.

WHERE TO GET IT:ꃞnver Chophouse & Brewery, 1735 19th St.

PICK AXE PALE ALE

You&aposll have to head a little out ofꃞnver into the charming mountain town of Idaho Springs, but trust us - it&aposs worth the drive. The Pick Axe from Tommyknocker Brewery is a classic American Pale Ale dominated by mildly hopped, sparkling flavors and pleasant aromas. The dry hops impart unique aromas and flavors, adding to the complexity of this ale, which has twice won the silver medal at Denver&aposs annual Great American Beer Festival®. Just 25 miles from Denver, Tommyknocker&aposs is a must-visit during a daytrip to the mountains.

WHERE TO GET IT: Tommyknocker Brewery, 1401 Miner St., Idaho Springs (or your local liquor store)


What’s Brewing in Denver: Must-Visit Breweries - Recipes

This refreshing ale is fittingly named - while sipping one at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, you can gaze out the window as trains roll in and out of LoDo&aposs historic Union Station. This smooth, amber beer combines the malty goodness of an Oktoberfest lager with the slight fruitiness of an ale. The Wynkoop offers several more excellent brewed-on-site beers, all worth a try - in fact, not only was the Wynkoop Brewing Company Denver&aposs first brewpub (founded in 1988), but it produced 4,330 barrels of fresh beer in 1997, making it one of the largest brewpubs in the world.

WHERE TO GET IT: Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th St.

DENVER PALE ALE

The Denver Pale Ale - DPA for short - is anਊppropriately great beer for the great city it is named after. A classic, English-style pale ale with a malty middle and an equally hearty complement of hop aroma, flavor and bitterness, it&aposs the kind of lovingly handcrafted libation that the Great Divide Brewing Co. has made its reputation on. Head to their Downtown Denver Tap Room to try this and many other unique beers.

WHERE TO GET IT: Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room, 2201 Arapahoe St. (or your local liquor store)

16TH STREET WHEAT

Rock Bottom Brewery&aposs downtown Denver location is smack dab on the 16th Street pedestrian mall, making its expansive patio a perfect spot for people watching and beer drinking. The brewery pays tribute to its home with the 16th Street Wheat, a crisp, clean beer with a sweet, honey malt flavor. Well-balanced and deep gold in color with a subtle, flowery, hop finish, this beer will make your happy hour even happier. Rock Bottom is all about fresh ingredients, expert brewers and good times - plan to stop in the next time you&aposre downtown.

WHERE TO GET IT: Rock Bottom Brewery, 1001 16th St.

VANILLA PORTER

The brewers at Breckenridge Breweryꃊll this delicious beer "vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea," a description some might call grandiose - until they try it! An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, plus real vanilla bean, it&aposll have you waxing poetic in no time. Though the brewery got started in its namesake mountain town of Breckenridge, there&aposs a splendid location in Denver, right across the street from Coors Field. Pre- or post-game beers just got a lot tastier.

WHERE TO GET IT:਋reckenridge Brewery, 471 Kalamath St. (or your local liquor store)

DRY STOUT

With a smooth, round taste, this stout is sure to satisfy. But there&aposs a delightful twist! The Denver Chophouse & Brewery stores their Dry Stout in just-emptied whiskey barrels supplied by the Austin Nichol&aposs distillery. The bourbon and oak add powerful flavors to an already strong beer - pair it with one of the Chophouse&aposs renowned steaks, and you&aposve got a genuine match made in heaven.

WHERE TO GET IT:ꃞnver Chophouse & Brewery, 1735 19th St.

PICK AXE PALE ALE

You&aposll have to head a little out ofꃞnver into the charming mountain town of Idaho Springs, but trust us - it&aposs worth the drive. The Pick Axe from Tommyknocker Brewery is a classic American Pale Ale dominated by mildly hopped, sparkling flavors and pleasant aromas. The dry hops impart unique aromas and flavors, adding to the complexity of this ale, which has twice won the silver medal at Denver&aposs annual Great American Beer Festival®. Just 25 miles from Denver, Tommyknocker&aposs is a must-visit during a daytrip to the mountains.

WHERE TO GET IT: Tommyknocker Brewery, 1401 Miner St., Idaho Springs (or your local liquor store)


What’s Brewing in Denver: Must-Visit Breweries - Recipes

This refreshing ale is fittingly named - while sipping one at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, you can gaze out the window as trains roll in and out of LoDo&aposs historic Union Station. This smooth, amber beer combines the malty goodness of an Oktoberfest lager with the slight fruitiness of an ale. The Wynkoop offers several more excellent brewed-on-site beers, all worth a try - in fact, not only was the Wynkoop Brewing Company Denver&aposs first brewpub (founded in 1988), but it produced 4,330 barrels of fresh beer in 1997, making it one of the largest brewpubs in the world.

WHERE TO GET IT: Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th St.

DENVER PALE ALE

The Denver Pale Ale - DPA for short - is anਊppropriately great beer for the great city it is named after. A classic, English-style pale ale with a malty middle and an equally hearty complement of hop aroma, flavor and bitterness, it&aposs the kind of lovingly handcrafted libation that the Great Divide Brewing Co. has made its reputation on. Head to their Downtown Denver Tap Room to try this and many other unique beers.

WHERE TO GET IT: Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room, 2201 Arapahoe St. (or your local liquor store)

16TH STREET WHEAT

Rock Bottom Brewery&aposs downtown Denver location is smack dab on the 16th Street pedestrian mall, making its expansive patio a perfect spot for people watching and beer drinking. The brewery pays tribute to its home with the 16th Street Wheat, a crisp, clean beer with a sweet, honey malt flavor. Well-balanced and deep gold in color with a subtle, flowery, hop finish, this beer will make your happy hour even happier. Rock Bottom is all about fresh ingredients, expert brewers and good times - plan to stop in the next time you&aposre downtown.

WHERE TO GET IT: Rock Bottom Brewery, 1001 16th St.

VANILLA PORTER

The brewers at Breckenridge Breweryꃊll this delicious beer "vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea," a description some might call grandiose - until they try it! An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, plus real vanilla bean, it&aposll have you waxing poetic in no time. Though the brewery got started in its namesake mountain town of Breckenridge, there&aposs a splendid location in Denver, right across the street from Coors Field. Pre- or post-game beers just got a lot tastier.

WHERE TO GET IT:਋reckenridge Brewery, 471 Kalamath St. (or your local liquor store)

DRY STOUT

With a smooth, round taste, this stout is sure to satisfy. But there&aposs a delightful twist! The Denver Chophouse & Brewery stores their Dry Stout in just-emptied whiskey barrels supplied by the Austin Nichol&aposs distillery. The bourbon and oak add powerful flavors to an already strong beer - pair it with one of the Chophouse&aposs renowned steaks, and you&aposve got a genuine match made in heaven.

WHERE TO GET IT:ꃞnver Chophouse & Brewery, 1735 19th St.

PICK AXE PALE ALE

You&aposll have to head a little out ofꃞnver into the charming mountain town of Idaho Springs, but trust us - it&aposs worth the drive. The Pick Axe from Tommyknocker Brewery is a classic American Pale Ale dominated by mildly hopped, sparkling flavors and pleasant aromas. The dry hops impart unique aromas and flavors, adding to the complexity of this ale, which has twice won the silver medal at Denver&aposs annual Great American Beer Festival®. Just 25 miles from Denver, Tommyknocker&aposs is a must-visit during a daytrip to the mountains.

WHERE TO GET IT: Tommyknocker Brewery, 1401 Miner St., Idaho Springs (or your local liquor store)


What’s Brewing in Denver: Must-Visit Breweries - Recipes

This refreshing ale is fittingly named - while sipping one at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, you can gaze out the window as trains roll in and out of LoDo&aposs historic Union Station. This smooth, amber beer combines the malty goodness of an Oktoberfest lager with the slight fruitiness of an ale. The Wynkoop offers several more excellent brewed-on-site beers, all worth a try - in fact, not only was the Wynkoop Brewing Company Denver&aposs first brewpub (founded in 1988), but it produced 4,330 barrels of fresh beer in 1997, making it one of the largest brewpubs in the world.

WHERE TO GET IT: Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th St.

DENVER PALE ALE

The Denver Pale Ale - DPA for short - is anਊppropriately great beer for the great city it is named after. A classic, English-style pale ale with a malty middle and an equally hearty complement of hop aroma, flavor and bitterness, it&aposs the kind of lovingly handcrafted libation that the Great Divide Brewing Co. has made its reputation on. Head to their Downtown Denver Tap Room to try this and many other unique beers.

WHERE TO GET IT: Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room, 2201 Arapahoe St. (or your local liquor store)

16TH STREET WHEAT

Rock Bottom Brewery&aposs downtown Denver location is smack dab on the 16th Street pedestrian mall, making its expansive patio a perfect spot for people watching and beer drinking. The brewery pays tribute to its home with the 16th Street Wheat, a crisp, clean beer with a sweet, honey malt flavor. Well-balanced and deep gold in color with a subtle, flowery, hop finish, this beer will make your happy hour even happier. Rock Bottom is all about fresh ingredients, expert brewers and good times - plan to stop in the next time you&aposre downtown.

WHERE TO GET IT: Rock Bottom Brewery, 1001 16th St.

VANILLA PORTER

The brewers at Breckenridge Breweryꃊll this delicious beer "vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea," a description some might call grandiose - until they try it! An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, plus real vanilla bean, it&aposll have you waxing poetic in no time. Though the brewery got started in its namesake mountain town of Breckenridge, there&aposs a splendid location in Denver, right across the street from Coors Field. Pre- or post-game beers just got a lot tastier.

WHERE TO GET IT:਋reckenridge Brewery, 471 Kalamath St. (or your local liquor store)

DRY STOUT

With a smooth, round taste, this stout is sure to satisfy. But there&aposs a delightful twist! The Denver Chophouse & Brewery stores their Dry Stout in just-emptied whiskey barrels supplied by the Austin Nichol&aposs distillery. The bourbon and oak add powerful flavors to an already strong beer - pair it with one of the Chophouse&aposs renowned steaks, and you&aposve got a genuine match made in heaven.

WHERE TO GET IT:ꃞnver Chophouse & Brewery, 1735 19th St.

PICK AXE PALE ALE

You&aposll have to head a little out ofꃞnver into the charming mountain town of Idaho Springs, but trust us - it&aposs worth the drive. The Pick Axe from Tommyknocker Brewery is a classic American Pale Ale dominated by mildly hopped, sparkling flavors and pleasant aromas. The dry hops impart unique aromas and flavors, adding to the complexity of this ale, which has twice won the silver medal at Denver&aposs annual Great American Beer Festival®. Just 25 miles from Denver, Tommyknocker&aposs is a must-visit during a daytrip to the mountains.

WHERE TO GET IT: Tommyknocker Brewery, 1401 Miner St., Idaho Springs (or your local liquor store)


What’s Brewing in Denver: Must-Visit Breweries - Recipes

This refreshing ale is fittingly named - while sipping one at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, you can gaze out the window as trains roll in and out of LoDo&aposs historic Union Station. This smooth, amber beer combines the malty goodness of an Oktoberfest lager with the slight fruitiness of an ale. The Wynkoop offers several more excellent brewed-on-site beers, all worth a try - in fact, not only was the Wynkoop Brewing Company Denver&aposs first brewpub (founded in 1988), but it produced 4,330 barrels of fresh beer in 1997, making it one of the largest brewpubs in the world.

WHERE TO GET IT: Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th St.

DENVER PALE ALE

The Denver Pale Ale - DPA for short - is anਊppropriately great beer for the great city it is named after. A classic, English-style pale ale with a malty middle and an equally hearty complement of hop aroma, flavor and bitterness, it&aposs the kind of lovingly handcrafted libation that the Great Divide Brewing Co. has made its reputation on. Head to their Downtown Denver Tap Room to try this and many other unique beers.

WHERE TO GET IT: Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room, 2201 Arapahoe St. (or your local liquor store)

16TH STREET WHEAT

Rock Bottom Brewery&aposs downtown Denver location is smack dab on the 16th Street pedestrian mall, making its expansive patio a perfect spot for people watching and beer drinking. The brewery pays tribute to its home with the 16th Street Wheat, a crisp, clean beer with a sweet, honey malt flavor. Well-balanced and deep gold in color with a subtle, flowery, hop finish, this beer will make your happy hour even happier. Rock Bottom is all about fresh ingredients, expert brewers and good times - plan to stop in the next time you&aposre downtown.

WHERE TO GET IT: Rock Bottom Brewery, 1001 16th St.

VANILLA PORTER

The brewers at Breckenridge Breweryꃊll this delicious beer "vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea," a description some might call grandiose - until they try it! An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, plus real vanilla bean, it&aposll have you waxing poetic in no time. Though the brewery got started in its namesake mountain town of Breckenridge, there&aposs a splendid location in Denver, right across the street from Coors Field. Pre- or post-game beers just got a lot tastier.

WHERE TO GET IT:਋reckenridge Brewery, 471 Kalamath St. (or your local liquor store)

DRY STOUT

With a smooth, round taste, this stout is sure to satisfy. But there&aposs a delightful twist! The Denver Chophouse & Brewery stores their Dry Stout in just-emptied whiskey barrels supplied by the Austin Nichol&aposs distillery. The bourbon and oak add powerful flavors to an already strong beer - pair it with one of the Chophouse&aposs renowned steaks, and you&aposve got a genuine match made in heaven.

WHERE TO GET IT:ꃞnver Chophouse & Brewery, 1735 19th St.

PICK AXE PALE ALE

You&aposll have to head a little out ofꃞnver into the charming mountain town of Idaho Springs, but trust us - it&aposs worth the drive. The Pick Axe from Tommyknocker Brewery is a classic American Pale Ale dominated by mildly hopped, sparkling flavors and pleasant aromas. The dry hops impart unique aromas and flavors, adding to the complexity of this ale, which has twice won the silver medal at Denver&aposs annual Great American Beer Festival®. Just 25 miles from Denver, Tommyknocker&aposs is a must-visit during a daytrip to the mountains.

WHERE TO GET IT: Tommyknocker Brewery, 1401 Miner St., Idaho Springs (or your local liquor store)


What’s Brewing in Denver: Must-Visit Breweries - Recipes

This refreshing ale is fittingly named - while sipping one at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, you can gaze out the window as trains roll in and out of LoDo&aposs historic Union Station. This smooth, amber beer combines the malty goodness of an Oktoberfest lager with the slight fruitiness of an ale. The Wynkoop offers several more excellent brewed-on-site beers, all worth a try - in fact, not only was the Wynkoop Brewing Company Denver&aposs first brewpub (founded in 1988), but it produced 4,330 barrels of fresh beer in 1997, making it one of the largest brewpubs in the world.

WHERE TO GET IT: Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th St.

DENVER PALE ALE

The Denver Pale Ale - DPA for short - is anਊppropriately great beer for the great city it is named after. A classic, English-style pale ale with a malty middle and an equally hearty complement of hop aroma, flavor and bitterness, it&aposs the kind of lovingly handcrafted libation that the Great Divide Brewing Co. has made its reputation on. Head to their Downtown Denver Tap Room to try this and many other unique beers.

WHERE TO GET IT: Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room, 2201 Arapahoe St. (or your local liquor store)

16TH STREET WHEAT

Rock Bottom Brewery&aposs downtown Denver location is smack dab on the 16th Street pedestrian mall, making its expansive patio a perfect spot for people watching and beer drinking. The brewery pays tribute to its home with the 16th Street Wheat, a crisp, clean beer with a sweet, honey malt flavor. Well-balanced and deep gold in color with a subtle, flowery, hop finish, this beer will make your happy hour even happier. Rock Bottom is all about fresh ingredients, expert brewers and good times - plan to stop in the next time you&aposre downtown.

WHERE TO GET IT: Rock Bottom Brewery, 1001 16th St.

VANILLA PORTER

The brewers at Breckenridge Breweryꃊll this delicious beer "vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea," a description some might call grandiose - until they try it! An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, plus real vanilla bean, it&aposll have you waxing poetic in no time. Though the brewery got started in its namesake mountain town of Breckenridge, there&aposs a splendid location in Denver, right across the street from Coors Field. Pre- or post-game beers just got a lot tastier.

WHERE TO GET IT:਋reckenridge Brewery, 471 Kalamath St. (or your local liquor store)

DRY STOUT

With a smooth, round taste, this stout is sure to satisfy. But there&aposs a delightful twist! The Denver Chophouse & Brewery stores their Dry Stout in just-emptied whiskey barrels supplied by the Austin Nichol&aposs distillery. The bourbon and oak add powerful flavors to an already strong beer - pair it with one of the Chophouse&aposs renowned steaks, and you&aposve got a genuine match made in heaven.

WHERE TO GET IT:ꃞnver Chophouse & Brewery, 1735 19th St.

PICK AXE PALE ALE

You&aposll have to head a little out ofꃞnver into the charming mountain town of Idaho Springs, but trust us - it&aposs worth the drive. The Pick Axe from Tommyknocker Brewery is a classic American Pale Ale dominated by mildly hopped, sparkling flavors and pleasant aromas. The dry hops impart unique aromas and flavors, adding to the complexity of this ale, which has twice won the silver medal at Denver&aposs annual Great American Beer Festival®. Just 25 miles from Denver, Tommyknocker&aposs is a must-visit during a daytrip to the mountains.

WHERE TO GET IT: Tommyknocker Brewery, 1401 Miner St., Idaho Springs (or your local liquor store)


What’s Brewing in Denver: Must-Visit Breweries - Recipes

This refreshing ale is fittingly named - while sipping one at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, you can gaze out the window as trains roll in and out of LoDo&aposs historic Union Station. This smooth, amber beer combines the malty goodness of an Oktoberfest lager with the slight fruitiness of an ale. The Wynkoop offers several more excellent brewed-on-site beers, all worth a try - in fact, not only was the Wynkoop Brewing Company Denver&aposs first brewpub (founded in 1988), but it produced 4,330 barrels of fresh beer in 1997, making it one of the largest brewpubs in the world.

WHERE TO GET IT: Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th St.

DENVER PALE ALE

The Denver Pale Ale - DPA for short - is anਊppropriately great beer for the great city it is named after. A classic, English-style pale ale with a malty middle and an equally hearty complement of hop aroma, flavor and bitterness, it&aposs the kind of lovingly handcrafted libation that the Great Divide Brewing Co. has made its reputation on. Head to their Downtown Denver Tap Room to try this and many other unique beers.

WHERE TO GET IT: Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room, 2201 Arapahoe St. (or your local liquor store)

16TH STREET WHEAT

Rock Bottom Brewery&aposs downtown Denver location is smack dab on the 16th Street pedestrian mall, making its expansive patio a perfect spot for people watching and beer drinking. The brewery pays tribute to its home with the 16th Street Wheat, a crisp, clean beer with a sweet, honey malt flavor. Well-balanced and deep gold in color with a subtle, flowery, hop finish, this beer will make your happy hour even happier. Rock Bottom is all about fresh ingredients, expert brewers and good times - plan to stop in the next time you&aposre downtown.

WHERE TO GET IT: Rock Bottom Brewery, 1001 16th St.

VANILLA PORTER

The brewers at Breckenridge Breweryꃊll this delicious beer "vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea," a description some might call grandiose - until they try it! An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, plus real vanilla bean, it&aposll have you waxing poetic in no time. Though the brewery got started in its namesake mountain town of Breckenridge, there&aposs a splendid location in Denver, right across the street from Coors Field. Pre- or post-game beers just got a lot tastier.

WHERE TO GET IT:਋reckenridge Brewery, 471 Kalamath St. (or your local liquor store)

DRY STOUT

With a smooth, round taste, this stout is sure to satisfy. But there&aposs a delightful twist! The Denver Chophouse & Brewery stores their Dry Stout in just-emptied whiskey barrels supplied by the Austin Nichol&aposs distillery. The bourbon and oak add powerful flavors to an already strong beer - pair it with one of the Chophouse&aposs renowned steaks, and you&aposve got a genuine match made in heaven.

WHERE TO GET IT:ꃞnver Chophouse & Brewery, 1735 19th St.

PICK AXE PALE ALE

You&aposll have to head a little out ofꃞnver into the charming mountain town of Idaho Springs, but trust us - it&aposs worth the drive. The Pick Axe from Tommyknocker Brewery is a classic American Pale Ale dominated by mildly hopped, sparkling flavors and pleasant aromas. The dry hops impart unique aromas and flavors, adding to the complexity of this ale, which has twice won the silver medal at Denver&aposs annual Great American Beer Festival®. Just 25 miles from Denver, Tommyknocker&aposs is a must-visit during a daytrip to the mountains.

WHERE TO GET IT: Tommyknocker Brewery, 1401 Miner St., Idaho Springs (or your local liquor store)