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Trip to Denver: Need Beer advice

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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.

Thanks!!!

  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:

      http://beeradvocate.com/beerfly/list?...

      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:

        http://menuinprogress.blogspot.com/20...

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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.

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            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!

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              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.

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                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.

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              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

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

                Thanks Diana- that should keep me busy:)

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                  Diana Oct 23, 2007 10:06 AM

                  have fun and report back!

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