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Denver Downtown Beers?

aravenel Sep 25, 2007 12:12 PM

Hi all... I travel to Denver pretty much every week on business, and also happen to be a bit of a beersnob. I know that Denver has its fair share of microbrew culture, and there must be some great places to try beers in the Denver downtown area. What I'm looking for is a place that has lots of different beers that I can sample on tap. I'll try to hit the Flying Dog and Great Divide breweries on seperate trips, but what I really need is a bar/pub with a stellar beer selection. Does such an animal exist in the downtown area?

If it helps, I stay at the Marriott City Center on 17th and California.


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    clarence6ybr Oct 19, 2007 12:56 PM

    Falling Rock is my favorite. Not just a large selection, but really good stuff.

    Wynkoop is my favorite of the brewpubs, best beer of the bunch IMHO. If you like good beer, I'd suggest skipping Rock Bottom; they really don't have anything distinguished.

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      callmijane Sep 30, 2007 10:04 AM

      Go to Wynkoop. Try the chili beer. This is a chili beer unlike all chilibeers. It tastes and smells like ROASTED GREEN CHILIS! Must be tried to believe. And their other beer is great too. Nice stout.

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        RobynS Oct 19, 2007 05:55 AM

        Callmijane, thanks for mentioning the Chile Beer! I took an out of town friend there last night and finally got a chance to try it and it was amazing. I can't believe how much it smelled like roasting hatch green chile and it had the flavor perfectly without burning your mouth with spice. Wow!

      2. IslayMan Sep 25, 2007 02:03 PM

        The other replies pretty much have it down for your choices. Old Chicago has the most extensive beer selection. If you want to expand your horizons a little, then head over to Pint's Pub at Bannock & Cherokee. They have a few of their own homebrews in the mostly English tradition. But, the best is their selection of 200+ Scotch Whiskys. A fine place to go with a designated driver, taxi, towncar or if you're walking!


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          ColoradoFun Sep 25, 2007 12:22 PM

          I think one of the best places for variety of beers is Falling Tap. It is in "LoDo" but within walking distance - you might want to take the 16th street mall shuttle to save a few blocks.


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