What goes hand in hand with these hot summer days? An ice-cold beer from one of the many amazing new breweries in Colorado. This state is known for its breweries and great beers, you know on the weekends and after work many people head out to a brewery to meet up with friends and family to enjoy a cold one. The great thing about Colorado is we keep growing when it comes to breweries and new beers and as a beer lover, I couldn’t be happier to try out some of these amazing new spots.
New Terrain Brewing Co – If you go to Golden it might be to head on the Coors tour but it also might be to try out one of the many great smaller breweries there. New Terrain offers running, biking and yoga meet-ups as well as food trucks and live music to enjoy your beer with. Let’s not forget the really great part of this place, their beer garden is dog and kid friendly.
Westbound and Down Brewing Company – This brewery isn’t close to Denver and might be a better place to stop in if you happen to be traveling by Idaho Springs but it is worth it for the beers which are non-filtered and processed naturally.
New Image Brewing – Located in Arvada, this brewery has already made a name for itself in the crowded Denver beer scene. They offer craft cocktails, tapas-style dishes and have gained attention for their East Coast Transplant, a hazy double IPA that is easy to drink. They also are super focused on community charity and outreach, which makes me want to support them even more.
Bierstadt Lagerhaus – If the name didn’t give it away, this is a German beer spot located in RiNo with a classic beer hall vibe.
Fiction Beer Company – If you find yourself on East Colfax, stop into Fiction Beer where you can enjoy a cold brew while also enjoying a good book. Bring your own book or choose from their vast selection.
Bruz Beers – If Belgian beer is more your fancy, try out Bruz Beers a neighborhood favorite where the staff are friendly and parking isn’t a problem.
Ratio Beerworks – This RiNo spot is always because of its beers, events and the all around atmosphere. They keep a top-of-the-line twenty-barrel system that makes it easy for them to brew vast quantities.
Bootstrap Brewing Longmont – Their Sticks Pale Ale is a gold-medal winner, which is one reason this brewery is so popular. Opening a new location in Longmont has helped to strengthen the city’s beer scene. If you are a fan of rock n’roll make sure to come to this spot because they offer music pairings with their brews.
And last but not least, I have to talk about Big Choice Brewing that holds a space near and dear to my heart and my wife’s heart. Located in Brighton, this brewery offers craft beer, punk rock and an awesome tasting room. It is located in an old church that my wife found a few years back and was hoping to help develop into a brewery and now that vision has become a reality. If you are in Brighton, make sure to check it out!