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Trip to Denver: Need Beer advice

Paul Maipork Oct 23, 2007 09:18 AM

Making a trip to denver in November- looking for tips on which craft brew places to make a priority.


  1. IslayMan Nov 13, 2007 01:59 PM

    Will you have a car and be willing to drive a little? If so, head to Boulder first for a stop at Avery and then Twisted Pine. Continue to Lyons for lunch or dinner at Oskar Blues, home of Dale's Pale Ale and other outstanding varieties.

    1. air Nov 9, 2007 12:43 PM

      Also check out beerfly on BA, as there's plenty of accurate ratings/reviews as well:


      1. menuinprogress Oct 23, 2007 12:11 PM

        Don't miss Great Divide. They have a fun, small tasting room and their beers are fantastic. My favorite was their Hercules Double IPA, but I enjoyed pretty much everything I tasted.

        You can check out some pictures from a recent visit here:


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          LStaff Oct 23, 2007 10:27 AM

          I'll try to narrow it down for you.

          A few brewpubs in the downtown area - Wynkoop, Breckenridge, Sandlot (Coors owned, but good if you like German styles - only open during the baseball season), Flying Dog, and even the Rock Bottom are good. All within walking distance too.

          Falling Rock for one of best beer bars in the country.

          A "tour" (its only like one or two rooms) of Great Divide brewery is worthwhile.

          I've heard good things about the Bull and Bush but have never been myself.

          3 Replies
          1. re: LStaff
            Loren3 Nov 5, 2007 01:15 PM

            Not to criticize their beer per se, but I don't think I would include Rock Bottom on any visitor's list of brewpubs to visit, as there is at least one in almost every major city in the US. There's even one in the MSP airport!

            1. re: LStaff
              RobynS Nov 5, 2007 07:45 PM

              I concur on this list and if you make it to Wynkoop and they have the Green Chile Beer on the menu absolutely try it. I was hesitant even though I love green chile but this was absolutely fantastic.

              The other poster that mentioned Rock Bottom is correct that they are in many cities now but the recipes are slightly different at each of them and they are based in Louisville, CO so it is a local brewery.

              1. re: RobynS
                LStaff Nov 7, 2007 09:18 AM

                The brewer at each location has some leeway in how they make the regulars as long as it conforms to the basic standards set by corporate. But I believe they have free reign on anything else they make. So, not every Rock Bottom is the same and some are better than others. The Denver location is one of the better ones.

                Hell, I think the Denver RB makes better/more interesting beer than the Wynkoop. Someone had to say it.

            2. d
              Diana Oct 23, 2007 09:38 AM

              From Celebrator, here are some of the breweries, brewpubs and good beer bars in the Denver area:

              5280 Roadhouse & Brewery
              5798 S Rapp St., Littleton, Colorado
              (303) 798-5280

              Amicas Pizza, Microbrews & More
              136 East Second Street, Salida, Colorado
              (719) 539-5219

              Big Horn Brewing Co.
              1257 West 120th Avenue, Westminster, Colorado
              (303) 280-5008

              BJ's Restaurant & Brewery
              1125 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado
              (303) 402-9294

              Breckenridge Brewery
              at Parker Station 19751 E. Main St., Parker, Colorado
              (720) 851-9720

              Breckenridge Brewery
              2220 Blake St., Denver, Colorado
              (303) 623-2739

              Bull & Bush Brewery
              4700 Cherry Creek Drive S., Denver (Glendale), Colorado
              (303) 759-0333

              C.B. & Potts
              1257 West 120th Avenue, Westminster, Colorado
              (303) 451-5767

              C.B. & Potts
              6575 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Englewood, Colorado
              (303) 770-1982

              C.B. & Potts
              1415 W. Elizabeth, Fort Collins, Colorado
              (970) 221-1139

              Denver Chop House & Brewery
              1735 19th St., #100, Denver, Colorado
              (303) 296-0800

              Dixon's Downton Grill
              16th & Wazee, Denver, Colorado

              Flying Dog Brewery / Broadway Brewing
              2401 Blake St., Denver, Colorado
              (303) 292-5027

              Great Divide Brewing Co.
              2201 Arapahoe St., Denver, Colorado
              (303) 296-9460

              Heavenly Daze Brewery
              208 S. Kalamath , Denver, Colorado
              (303) 715-1300

              Hops Restaurant Bar & Brewery
              311 West 104th Avenue , Northglenn , Colorado
              (720) 872-6502

              Jarre Creek Ranch Brewery
              3640 N Hwy 67, Sedalia, Colorado
              (303) 810-3192

              Left Hand Brewing Co./Tabernash Brewing
              1265 Boston Avenue, Longmont, Colorado
              (303) 772-0258

              Mountain Sun Pub And Brewery
              1535 Pearl St., Boulder, Colorado
              (303) 546-0886

              New Belgium Brewing Co.
              500 Linden St., Fort Collins, Colorado
              (970) 221-0524

              North Star Restaurant & Brewery (Planned)
              3200 Tejon, Denver, Colorado
              (303) 919-7942

              Northstar Restaurant and Brewery
              3200 Tejon Street, Denver, Colorado
              (303) 945-7605

              Odell Brewing Co.
              800 E. Lincoln, Fort Collins, Colorado
              (970) 498-9070

              Pint's Pub
              221 West 13th Ave., Denver, Colorado
              (303) 534-7543

              Pump House Brewery & Restaurant
              540 Main Street (6th & Main), Longmomt, Colorado
              (303) 702-0881

              Redfish New Orleans Brewhouse
              2027 13th Street, Boulder, Colorado
              (303) 440-5858

              Rock Bottom Brewery
              9627 E. County Line Rd., Englewood, Colorado
              (303) 792-9090

              Rock Bottom Brewery
              1001 16th St. and Curtis, Denver, Colorado
              (303) 534-7616

              Rockies Brewing Co.
              2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, Colorado
              (303) 444-8448

              SandLot Brewery At Coors Field
              2145 Blake St., Denver, Colorado
              (303) 298-1587

              Twisted Pine Brewing Co.
              3280 Valmont, Boulder, Colorado
              (303) 786-9270

              Walnut Brewery
              1123 Walnut St., Boulder, Colorado
              (303) 447-1345

              Wynkoop Brewing Co.
              1634 18th St. At Wynkoop, Denver, Colorado
              (303) 297-2700

              Cherry Cricket
              2641 E Second Ave., Denver, Colorado
              (303) 322-7666

              Chinook Tavern
              265 Detroit, Denver, Colorado
              (303) 394-0044

              Falling Rock Tap House
              1919 Blake St., Denver, Colorado
              (303) 293-8338

              Flying Dog Pub
              2401 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado

              Goose Town Tavern
              3320 E. Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado
              (303) 399-9703

              Great Northern Tavern & Brewery
              8101 E. Belleview Ave.-Unit C, Denver, Colorado
              (303) 770-4741

              Il Vicino Brewing Co.
              6th and Broadway , Denver, Colorado
              (303) 861-0801

              Jarre Creek Ranch Brewery
              3640 N Hwy 67, Sedalia, Colorado
              (303) 688-8509

              My Brother's Bar
              2376 15th St., Denver, Colorado
              (303) 455-9991

              Old Chicago
              1415 Market St., Denver, Colorado
              (303) 893-1806

              Old Chicago
              1280 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colorado
              (303) 753-0824

              Pearl Street Grill
              1477 South Pearl St., Denver, Colorado
              (303) 778-6475

              The BlueLine Bar & Grill
              5151 Leetsdale drive, Denver, Colorado
              (303) 316-3920

              Wazee Supper Club
              1600 15th, Denver, Colorado
              (303) 623-9518

              Zang Brewing Co.
              2301 7th St., Denver, Colorado

              2 Replies
              1. re: Diana
                Paul Maipork Oct 23, 2007 09:46 AM

                Thanks Diana- that should keep me busy:)

                1. re: Paul Maipork
                  Diana Oct 23, 2007 10:06 AM

                  have fun and report back!

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