Denver is the center of the beer world with a vibrant brew scene made up of endless microbreweries and brewpubs. The Colorado Brewers Guild estimates that Colorado is home to over 400 breweries, including some of the best in America.
Beer has been brewed in Denver for over 150 years and it’s easy to see why; with access to fresh water from mountain streams and thousands of acres of farmland on which to grow hops, barley, wheat and other ingredients — not to mention a near-perfect climate — Denver has everything needed for perfect beer.
There are dozens of places around town where you can enjoy a pint or two (or three). Head out into Denver’s various neighborhoods for great local hangouts like the River North Arts District (RiNo). Here are some of our favorites:
Great Divide Brewing Company
The Great Divide brewery is a Denver staple in the brewing world. Their Belgian Yeti Imperial (9.5% ABV) Stout has been voted as one of the top beers in America.
This brewery has been at the forefront of “Grain-to-Glass” brewing since 1993. One of our favorites is their White Rascal Belgian Wheat Ale (5.6% ABV) which is light and crisp with subtly spicy notes from the coriander and Curacao orange peel.
Oskar Blues Brewery
Oskar Blues opened up shop in 1997 in Longmont, CO. Their first canned beer was the Dale’s Pale Ale (6.5% ABV), an IPA which quickly became one of America’s most decorated beers.
Crooked Stave is the epitome of a new wave brewery based out of Denver. Producing sour beers have set a new level for quality in the craft beer industry, this brewery brings forward both great flavor and creativity.
Dry Dock Brewing Company
They have won multiple awards for excellence over the years including accolades for their Hefeweizen and Bligh’s Barleywine Ale. Their Apricot Blonde (5.1% ABV) ranks among some of our favorites!
*This article was generated with AI and edited with human hands.*