Beer Lover's Colorado


The Beer Lover's series features regional breweries, brewpubs and beer bars for those looking to seek out and celebrate the best brews—from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark stouts—their cities have to offer.
With quality beer producers popping up all over the nation, you don't have to travel very far to taste great beer; some of the best stuff is brewing right in your home state. These comprehensive ...

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The Beer Lover's series features regional breweries, brewpubs and beer bars for those looking to seek out and celebrate the best brews—from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark stouts—their cities have to offer.
With quality beer producers popping up all over the nation, you don't have to travel very far to taste great beer; some of the best stuff is brewing right in your home state. These comprehensive guides cover the entire beer experience for the proud, local enthusiast and the traveling visitor alike, including information on:

- brewery and beer profiles with tasting notes
- brewpubs and beer bars
- events and festivals
- food and brew-your-own beer recipes
- city trip itineraries with bar crawl maps
- regional food and beer pairings

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762780983
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 12/18/2012
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 466,325
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Williams grew up in Bristol, England and now resides in Denver, Colorado. In 2009 he founded Hoptopia, a website, iPhone and Android app featuring his colorful and in-depth beer reviews. Hoptopia went on to become one of the most popular beer related sites and beer social media brands online.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

How to Use This Guide xi

Denver 1


Blue Moon Brewing Company at the Sandlot 2

Breckenridge Brewery 4

CAUTION: Brewing Company 6

Copper Kettle Brewing Company 8

Del Norte Brewing Company 10

Denver Beer Co. 11

Great Divide Brewing Company 13

Renegade Brewing Company 15

River North Brewery 17

Strange Brewing Company 18

Wit's End Brewing Company 20


Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery 22

Denver ChopHouse & Brewery 24

Pint's Pub Brewery & Freehouse 25

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery 26

Wynkoop Brewing Company 28

Beer Bars

Ale House at Amato's 30

Breckenridge Colorado Craft 30

Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe 31

Colt & Gray 31

Denver Bicycle Cafe 32

Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen 32

Falling Rock Tap House 33

Freshcraft 34

Hops & Pie 36

Rackhouse Pub 37

Star Bar Denver 38

Vine St. Pub & Brewery 38

Wazee Supper Club 39

Denver Area: Arvada, Aurara, Castle Rock, Golden, Lane Tree & Parker 41


AC Golden Brewing Company (MillerCoors) 42

Arvada Beer Company 44

Coors Brewing Company (Miller Coors) 45

Dry Dock Brewing Company 46

Elk Mountain Brewing 48

Golden City Brewery 50

Lone Tree Brewing Company 52


Dad & Dude's Breweria 54

Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Company 55

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub 56

Boulder 59


Asher Brewing Company 60

Avery Brewing Company 62

Boulder Beer Company 64

Crystal Springs Brewing Company 66

Twisted Pine Brewing Company 68

Upslope Brewing Company 70


Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery 73

Walnut Brewery 75

Beer Bars

Backcountry Pizza & Tap House 77

The West End Tavern 78

Fort Collins 81


Anheuser-Busch, Fort Collins 82

Crooked Stave Brewing Company 84

Equinox Brewing Company 86

Fort Collins Brewery 88

Funkwerks 91

New Belgium Brewing Company 92

Odell Brewing Company 94

Pateros Creek Brewing Company 97


CooperSmith's Pub and Brewery 99

Beer Bars

Choice City Butcher & Deli 100

Cranknstein 100

The Mayor of Old Town 101

Frant Range: Estes Park, Greeley, Idaha Springs, Langmant & Loveland 103


Big Beaver Brewing Company 104

Crabtree Brewing Company 105

Estes Park Brewery 107

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse 109

Left Hand Brewing Company 110

Oskar Blues Brewery 113

Tommyknocker Brewery 115


Pitcher's Brewery & Sports Shack 117

Pumphouse Brewery & Restaurant 118

Beer Bar

Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids 120

South, Central: Alamasa, Buena Vista, Colorada Springs, Monument, Puebla, Solida & Woodland Park 123


BierWerks Brewery 124

Black Fox Brewing Company 125

Bristol Brewing Company 127

Rocky Mountain Brewery 128


Amicas Pizza & Microbrewery 130

Colorado Mountain Brewery 131

Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery 132

Phantom Canyon Brewing Company 134

Pikes Peak Brewing Co. 136

San Luis Valley Brewing Company 137

Shamrock Brewing Company 138

TRiNiTY Brewing Company 139

Beer Bar

TRiNiTY Brewing Company 141

Northwest: Aspen, Carbondale, Dillon, Eagle, Edwards, Frisco, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction & Grand Lake 143


Aspen Brewing Company 144

Bonfire Brewing 145

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company 147

Grand Lake Brewing Company 149


Backcountry Brewery 151

Carbondale Beer Works 152

Dillon Dam Brewery 152

Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company 153

Kannah Creek Brewing Company 154

Pug Ryan's Steakhouse & Brewery 155

Rockslide Restaurant & Brewery 156

Southwest: Crested Butte, Dolores, Durango, Montrose, Ouray, Paonia, Springs, Paonia, Ridgway, Silvertan & Telluride 159


Durango Brewing Co. 160

Revolution Brewing 161

Silverton Brewing Company 163

Ska Brewing Company 164

Telluride Brewing Company 166


Carver Brewing Company 168

Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery 169

Dolores River Brewery 169

Eldo Brewery and Taproom 170

Horsefly Brewing Company 171

Ouray Brewery 172

Pagosa Brewing Company 173

Smuggler Joe's Brewpub 174

Steamworks Brewing Company 174

Beer Festivals 176

Byo B: Brew Your Own Beer 183

Beer Recipes 183

In the Kitchen 196

Food Recipes 196

Beer Cocktails 202

Pub Crawls 204

Downtown Denver 204

Denver: Highland-Berkeley 207

Uptown Denver 208

South Denver 210

Boulder 212

Fort Collins 214

Appendix: Beer Lover's Pick List 218

Photo, Credits 220

Index 221

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