Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Commercial Brew Discussion > Breweries to visit in Denver...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-03-2013, 04:16 AM   #1
itsernst
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 129
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default Breweries to visit in Denver...

I am going to visit some friends in Denver next weekend and I will have a little time to myself to visit some breweries. Any recommendations for places I must hit while there?

Cheers,

itsernst

__________________
Bottled:
Chinook IPA
White House Honey Ale
Pumpkin Ale

Kegged
Nada!
Secondary
Nada!

Primary
Brassberry Lambic

Up Next
itsernst is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
riverfrontbrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,124
Liked 34 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

What part of Denver will you be staying?

__________________
riverfrontbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2013, 04:13 PM   #3
humann_brewing
More Humann than human
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
humann_brewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: the sun
Posts: 15,642
Liked 308 Times on 306 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

I know all the locals will come in and give good recommendations but I have done 2 trips to the area looking for the same thing you are. I tried hitting different ones each trip but among my faves were:

  • Great Divide, just because the quality of beer, not so much the atmosphere and a descent tour
  • Avery, again quality beer and a descent tour but also not in Denver if that matters
  • Renegade is a stop I wish I made and I am sure I will next time
  • Breckenridge is a nice stop for dinner and a beer, tour at 4 I believe. They have several locations too

Most of my favs were actually outside of the Denver city limits though check out this thread for quite a few suggestions too

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/head...weries-233905/
__________________
On tap: #79 Berliner Weisse 1.030 9/20/12, Flanders, Barleywine, Wild Blonde (1.045 blonde hopped up and fermented with WLP644), #80B rett Saison
Fermenting: #82 Galaxy IPA, #83 Black IPA
Aging: #67 Bareleywine 1.116 11/07/2012, Flanders 2 batches 1.056 and 1.060 12/12/11 and 3/26/12, Kriek, 1.052 12/11,
humann_brewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2013, 04:22 PM   #4
BigRedHopHead
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 290
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 57

Default

Definely Dry Dock in Aurora (suburb of Denver), and Great Divide in downtown by Coors Field.

__________________
Beer is the answer....but I can't remember the question.
BigRedHopHead is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2013, 04:22 PM   #5
pdxbg
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 110
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Whenever my dad goes to Denver for business he and his engineer buddies always go to a few. He seems to really have liked Oskar blues of all the ones he's been to there.

There is also a place I remember reading about (I think in BA magazine) called Bull and Bush that has this French press looking contraption called a hop inciter 3000. Might be worth checkin out.

__________________

Primary #1 - Pale Ale
Primary #2 - Nut Brown
Secondary #1 - Air
Secondary #2 - Air

Bottled:
Pumpkin Ale

Kegged:
#1 - Bourbon Vanilla Porter
#2 - Red Rye
#3 - Cider
#4 - Empty.

pdxbg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2013, 04:34 PM   #6
DisturbdChemist
It's Beermans World!
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 15 reviews
 
DisturbdChemist's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Between-the-keggerator-and-the-couch, TX
Posts: 5,181
Liked 1431 Times on 1005 Posts
Likes Given: 758

Default

I went last october and I suggest - Renegade, Strange, Crooked Stave, Avery, Wit's End (nano), Prost! and near by Left hand/oskar blues. Though I'm not a fan of oskar blues and the soured ten fidy didnt help me to like them. Worst beer of the trip but a fun place to visit. There are a bunch more around and definitely try to go to fort collins for odell/funkwerks/fort collins/new belgium/ plus a bunch more

__________________

I do not have a drinking problem. Unless I'm out of beer...

This beer isn't accidental infected. It's purposely infected.

Twitter: @dcp006 - Ambidextrous Drinker
Untappd: BiggTexx

Check my home brew into untappd!
Abbey Normal BierWorx

DisturbdChemist is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2013, 05:15 PM   #7
jsberry
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 50
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Title should add "... before you're dead"

__________________
jsberry is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #8
Run4BeerCO
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 21
Likes Given: 4

Default

If you are staying strictly in Denver I would definitely recommend checking out Great Divide, down the street across from Coors Field is Breckenridge good for beer and food. Head to the south side of Coors Field and you have Wynkoop <- great place to hang out and play pool. That's 3 within walking distance. Strange and Renegade are also worth checking out if you have time.

If you make it to Boulder (which you should), Avery's has an amazing selection of beers. Boulder Beer has quality beers. Oskar Blues north of Boulder in Longmont is also one of the best places to go on the Front Range. These are my top picks. There are many many more.

__________________

Kegged: Rye Whiskey Rebel Porter, Pumpkin Ale
Bottled: Brown IPA
Primary: Hoptober's Revenge
Next up: Chocolate Milk Stout

Run4BeerCO is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-04-2013, 12:09 AM   #9
itsernst
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 129
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Thanks for all of the info guys. I am staying in Downtown Denver and I am also mobile, so if it is outside of Denver it is still feasible.

__________________
Bottled:
Chinook IPA
White House Honey Ale
Pumpkin Ale

Kegged
Nada!
Secondary
Nada!

Primary
Brassberry Lambic

Up Next
itsernst is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-04-2013, 12:13 AM   #10
itsernst
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 129
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by riverfrontbrewer View Post
What part of Denver will you be staying?
Sorry for delay...Downtown Denver.
__________________
Bottled:
Chinook IPA
White House Honey Ale
Pumpkin Ale

Kegged
Nada!
Secondary
Nada!

Primary
Brassberry Lambic

Up Next
itsernst is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Breweries in Maine to Visit? WilliamWS General Beer Discussion 3 08-07-2012 09:03 PM
What Breweries do you Like to visit in the Southeast southernhomebrewer General Beer Discussion 5 07-10-2012 11:10 PM
St Louis Breweries to visit? jdlev General Beer Discussion 21 09-07-2011 02:24 AM
Denver places to visit? claphamsa Commercial Brew Discussion 10 08-17-2011 12:30 PM
breweries to visit ethangray19 General Beer Discussion 4 03-14-2007 08:55 PM