Resting at the foothills of the Rocking Mountains is not just an excellent backdrop for a beautiful city, but also a reminder of the natural beauty that surrounds us and the fresh springs that feed our rivers. What better place to locate some of the best breweries the West has to offer. Fortunately for Denverites, we have many great places and events to check out and our next refreshing ale while taking in the local culture.
Rock Bottom Brewery
With two ideal locations at the 16th Street Mall and in the Denver Tech Center and numerous award-winning beers, Rock Bottom Brewery brews their handcrafted creations on site. They serve up their high-quality beers alongside made-from-scratch delicacies while providing a local flare.
Great American Beer Festival
Kicking off October 3rd through the 5th, tickets are on sale now for Denver’s 37th Annual Great American Beer Festival. Bringing together breweries from around the United States, judges and visitors alike get to sample some of the finest beers our country has to offer. From bagpipes to festive costumes, have fun tapping the keg with thousands of other beer enthusiasts.
Still housing some of previous owner Carlo Amato’s artistic works, Ale House serves up handcrafted brews with a side of community. Building an atmosphere that reflects the local feel of LoHi is second only to their pairings of food and beers.
Great Divide Brewing Co.
Whether it’s sitting on their pet-friendly patio in downtown Denver drinking your favorite timeless brew from the tap or visiting the new RiNo Barrel Bar, Great Divide Brewing Company has been bringing home the medals for over two decades. Daily tours of the intimate taproom or of Denver’s largest packaging brewery is a great way to round out the experience.
Located 12 miles north of downtown, Denver is home to the largest brewery in the world, and they offer tours! Ever wonder how Coors brews, processes, and packages their famous beer? With 30 minutes to spare, you can quench your curiosity while quenching your thirst.
Denver Beer Week
With more than 160 events in Denver culminating around the brew, Denver’s Beer Week is hard to beat. Starting September 27th through October 5th, the city’s numerous and sometimes rare kegs are tapped and shared to thousands of beer connoisseurs. Enjoy meeting the geniuses behind some of the greatest handcrafted ales and malts, discover new food pairing you’d never think to try, and explore the many breweries right in your own community.
Taking in a little of the artistic culture on the way to one of Denver favorite local hangouts has never been easier with Renegade Brewery. Located in the Arts District on Santa Fe, their handcrafted beers served with open comedy mic nights and a taste of citrus will have you coming back for more.