Colorado is known for its craft beer and since its recent influx of transplants (yours truly included), breweries have been popping up everywhere. As a self proclaimed beer aficionado, I’ve taken it upon myself to sample around town to find my favorite breweries. Here is my list of the top 5 in Denver, though I’m sure there are plenty out there who would disagree with me.
5 Favorite Denver Breweries:
- Comrade: A little off the beaten path, but a good neighborhood spot for locals and a fun place for non-locals, like myself, to visit. Their beers are great and they have plenty of games to keep you entertained.
- Ratio: A mid-century brewery located in RiNo with beers that relate to the mathematic theme. They have a large indoor space with an equally as large outdoor patio for summer months.
- Great Divide: Probably the most well-known Denver brewery, but a night spent here is never dull and the beers are classics and will not disappoint. I’ve still never toured the brewery so I can’t speak to that, but everyone who has been enjoys it.
- Crooked Stave: A sour bar located in The Source, an awesome collaborative space that combines restaurants, bars, and retailers, in the RiNo district. If you aren’t a fan of sours this brewery will more than likely not be on your list, but if you do you will love sampling all they have to offer.
- Strange: My personal favorite brewery in Denver. It is a smaller space nestled in an industrial area west of downtown. The tasting room is relatively small, but they have a fun outdoor area as well. Their grapefruit IPA is my go to!