Ask any beer aficionado about Colorado breweries, and they’ll tell you that the state is home to some of the nation’s best beer. Craft beer in Colorado isn’t just an afterthought, it’s an art form, and a delicious one at that. If you’re a local, you know that, but if you’re a visitor, you’ve just entered brew bliss. Some of the state’s best breweries are right here in Denver, like the Great Divide brewery. Stop settling for domestic drafts; let a beer from Great Divide show you why they separate themselves from the competition.
Denver’s Great Divide Brewing Co.
Crafting award-winning beers and investing in the Denver community are what Great Divide brewery does best. According to their website, Great Divide Brewing Co. was started in 1994 by Brian Dunn, the company’s founder and president. Over the last 20+ years, Great Divide has been serving both Denver and the nation with great selection of delicious beers. Great Divide is not only an environmentally conscious company, but strives to make Denver a better place through their Community Outreach Program. More information on their practices can be found on the About page on their website.
Great Divide Beers
Flavor is in no shortage when it comes to the brews crafted at the Great Divide brewery! Ales, stout, saisons and lagers in a variety of flavors and styles are brewed here, both year-round and seasonally! These award-winning beers are some of the best that you’ll find not only in Denver, but across the globe. We’ve listed a few of the brewery’s standout drinks below.
Yeti Imperial Stout
If you’ve heard of Great Divide, you’ve heard of the Yeti Imperial Stout. With a flavor the size of the mythical (or maybe just elusive?) creature, this beer is an excellent blend of taste, boldness, and kick, weighing in with its 9.5% ABV and 75 IBU’s. Plus, you don’t need special gear and a trek through the wilderness to find one.
Hercules Double IPA
The only thing better than a great IPA is double IPA with a high ABV (10%!). Packing enough hops to hit you in the tastebuds, and an aftertaste that will soften the blow to your palette, the Hercules Double IPA is a powerhouse, start to finish (its Ratebeer score of 100 backs that claim up).
Denver Pale Ale
Maybe you like your beer relaxed – you know, like a friend you can kick back and shoot the breeze with. Grab a Denver Pale Ale, and enjoy its well-rounded taste profile, featuring a great blend of citrus, pine, malts and more (the artwork is pretty cool, too).
Hoss Oktoberfest Lager
Fall is football season, campfire season, and – you guessed it – beer season. The Germans made the autumn season a celebration of suds, and the party continues in the Hoss Oktoberfest Lager. Classic toasty malts, paired with rye and fruit tones make this beer the perfect companion for cooler days and longer nights. The lumberjack on the front is a nice touch, too.
Whitewater Hoppy Wheat Ale
Wheat ales are favored among beer drinkers, and with good reason. Add some hops to the recipe, and you have a flavorful drink with pleasantly present taste. The Whitewater Hoppy Wheat Ale offers great taste and low ABV of 4.9%, meaning you don’t have to stop after one.
Take a Great Divide Brewery Tour
No trip to Denver is complete without a Great Divide brewery tour. Located at 2201 Arapahoe Street in Denver, the Ballpark Tap Room and Brewery is where Great Divide Brewing Co. got its start, and it’s where you should start, too. Tours of the brewery are available and the location is open daily. Sixteen Great Divide beers are on tap in the taproom, so once your tour is over, sit down and enjoy a fresh pint,
Want to catch a glimpse of where the brewery is headed? Head to their new location in RiNo (the River North Art District), located at 1812 35th Street. This new location is home to the Barrel Bar and Packaging Wonderland, where you can learn about the packaging facility and beer aging process, view future plans for the location, and enjoy Great Divide’s harder to find beers, like the Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout.
Both taprooms are open daily, making a visit that much easier. For more information about Great Divide Brewing Co., visit their website, connect with them on Facebook, or just give them a call at (303) 296-9460.
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