When most people think of Colorado they think about mountains, hiking trails and ski / snowboard season.
What they don’t realize, is that the local brewery scene has exploded in the past few years. We’re not suggesting you take our word for it, but we are suggesting you add one or more of the local hotspots to your “things to do” list the next time you’re in town.
Got beer? Because it’s fine if you don’t. Denver is among the fastest growing markets for craft breweries in the nation. If you’re going to be in town and you’re interested in sampling some of what the city has to offer, Denver Digital has got you covered.
2298 Clay Street, Denver, CO 80211
Beer aficionados who prefer house-brewed gems have ranked Briar Common among the top-ranked breweries in the area. Lunch and dinner are served on a daily basis, which makes it a great spot to chill with friends.
801 Brickyard Cir B, Golden, CO 80403
We didn’t want the gluten-free beer drinkers to think they were being left out. If you’re among those who are steering clear of wheat, Holidaily Brewing Company is the past for you. In addition to offering a selection of 100% gluten-free beers, they’ve become so popular that they’re planning to expand their production facility in 2019.
2875 Blake Street, Denver CO 80205
If you suspected this brewery focuses on German brews, you’re right. Locals describe this place as having the vibe of a classic Munich beer hall that’s somehow been dropped into an industrial setting.
3257 Lowell Boulevard, Denver CO 80211
Oasis Brewing Company is one of the state’s original craft brewers that just returned after a 16-year hiatus. Their brown and red ales, and their oatmeal stout are among the fan favorites.
16401 Table Mountain Parkway, Golden CO 80403
This is another brewery that isn’t located within the city’s limits, but it’s definitely one you’ll want to add to your list. Described as an up-and-comer, it also features a full lineup of food trucks throughout the season.
2210 California Street, Denver, CO 80205
If you’re trying to determine where you want to spend your Sunday Funday, this may be the spot for you. The brewery is located inside a building in Five Points and the vibe (and the brews) are appreciated by locals and travelers alike.
925 W. 8th Avenue, Denver, CO 80201
This is also a relatively new taproom that features brews from throughout the world. If you’re looking for an Italian Basil IPA or an Imperial Turkish Coffee Stout, this is the place for you.
1617 Miner Street, Idaho Springs, CO 8045
Westbound & Down Brewery doesn’t lie within Denver’s city limits, but it’s close enough. Locals describe it as a hidden gem due to its selection of non-filtered beers.
1359 S. Broadway, Denver CO 80210
Alternation Brewing Company is a 3-barrel micro-brewery that’s still relatively new to the area. The tasting room boasts a neighborhood vibe and rotating taps.