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Oct 23, 2007 09:18 AM

Trip to Denver: Need Beer advice

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


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  1. 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

      Thanks Diana- that should keep me busy:)

    2. 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

        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

          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

            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. 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:

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


            1. 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.