Denver is known as one of the beer capitals of the United States for good reason. There are many microbreweries to try in Denver which is located in the heart of the best beer state. With many breweries dotting the map in the metro area, here are the five Denver microbreweries to experience.
Whether you are new to craft breweries or an experienced veteran in the local beer scene, there is something for everyone at these local watering holes. Make sure to take your time and enjoy but always have a designated driver when visiting these local establishments.
Dry Dock Brewery – 15120 East Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80014
Make sure you don’t overlook Dry Dock Brewery which is located in Aurora, just a short drive over from the heart of downtown Denver. Started in 2005, Dry Dock has steadily grown into one of the biggest microbreweries in the metro Denver area. The Dry Dock Hefeweizen is a popular choice while the Apricot Blonde is a World Beer Cup Silver award-winner.
Breckenridge Brewery – 471 Kalamath St., Denver, CO 80204
Founded in the 1980’s, Breckenridge is one of the most well-known Colorado microbreweries. With five locations, there are several ways to enjoy one of the porters or ales that are brewed. Head to the location on Kalamath and try the Avalanche which is smooth amber ale. The Lucky U IPA is also a popular choice. The Breckenridge Brew Pub on Blake Street is just a short walk away from Coors Field and is a great stop before or after a Colorado Rockies game.
Great Divide Brewing Company – 2201 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO 80205
Located in downtown Denver, Great Divide is an award-winning microbrewery that has established itself as a leader in craft brews. There are many options to choose from that are all brewed at a high quality. Make sure to try the Yeti Imperial Stout and the Titan IPA or the Denver Pale Ale.
Wynkoop Brewing Company – 1634 18th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Wynkoop is one of the original breweries in Denver and is a local staple. Colorado governor John Hickenlooper started the brewery in 1988 and helped usher in a new era of Lower Downton or LoDo. Right down the street from Coors Field, Wynkoop offers several unique brews including the Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout or the Cowtown Milk Stout. The great food also makes this a must-stop in Denver!
Denver Beer Company – 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202
The Denver Beer Company is located on Platte Street in downtown Denver and offers plenty of unique beers that rotate on a regular basis. They change the menu depending on the season and what ingredients are available. There is plenty of seating and a great atmosphere. The Incredible Pedal IPA is a must-try while the Graham Cracker Porter is one that you can’t miss.
Denver is known as one of the best cities for microbreweries and there are plenty of options to try for all beer drinkers. Book a stay at Castle Marne and then head out to try the best beer Denver has to offer!
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