Denver's 8 Best Breweries
Read our list of the top breweries in Denver.
By: Patty Hodapp
As the state’s capital, Denver sits at the heart of the brewery action. Every fall, the city showcases more than 3,000 beers at The Great American Beer Festival—dubbed the world’s largest beer event by Guinness World Records. Colorado’s craft beers also deserve a mention—killer in taste, trade and eco-minded production—they regularly win national and international awards.
Thirsty yet? Here’s our list of the top watering holes and craft favorites in the Mile-High City.
1. Breckenridge Brewery
Must Try: The heavier Nitro Vanilla Porter combines hints of chocolate, caramel and coffee.
2. Great Divide Brewing Company
Must Try: The Hercules Double IPA isn’t for the faint-hearted. Its hoppy zing and nutty undertones surprise your palette from start to finish.
3. Crooked Stave
Must Try: The Wild Wild Brett Rouge—a tart red—has traces of hawthorn berries, rosehips and tropical fruit, with an earthy finish.
4. Trve Brewing Company
Must Try: The Hellion not only has a cool name, but its bitter oat base with strawberry and blueberry flavors make it super easy to drink.
5. Denver Beer Co.
Must Try: The Smoked Lager, available during summer, is a woody, malty brew with a crisp finish.
6. Bull & Bush Brewery
Must Try: Yule Fuel, limited edition spiced holiday ale with gingerbread undertones.
7. Renegade Brewing Company
Must Try: The Wheat Wine is a complex rich beer that’ll turn any beer lover’s palate. It starts with zesty hops and blends into a caramel earthy malt.
8. Dry Dock Brewing Company
Must Try: The Dry Dock Hefeweizen is a dry, light-bodied wheat beer with hints of clove, banana and lemon.
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