The Mile High City is home to Colorado's oldest and largest brewpubs, and more beer is produced in metro Denver than any other urban region in America. More than 200 beers are crafted in Denver every day. The 20 breweries on the Denver Beer Trail are just the beginning.
The Denver Beer Trail, is a free booklet that offers a map and a guide to 20 downtown-area Denver breweries. The passport-sized publication offers information about what makes each brewery unique, a suggested signature beer at each brewery, as well as room for tasting notes and a "Been there" box to check off. The free guide can be picked up at the downtown Denver Tourist Information Center on California Street, between 15th and 16th streets.
You can also view and download the map and guide here.
We invite you to explore Denver's beer culture and visit some of the other more than 100 brewpubs and breweries in the area.
1. Baere Brewing Co.
Baere Brewing has a strong following of locals from Denver's Baker neighborhood. The bar is made from reclaimed boxcar floors and the aesthetic is warm and comforting.
2. Beryl's Beer Co.
From brandy to wine to whiskey, Beryl's elevates flavors and explores new territory in the barrel-aging process. And they enhance the whole brewery experience with live music and open mic nights throughout the year.
3. Black Sky Brewery
At Black Sky, heavy metal constantly pours through the speakers while 23 taps pour Black Sky brews as well as Colorado guest beers. New Haven-style pizza is served daily, and the outdoor patio is the perfect lunch spot.
4. Breckenridge Brewery
Enjoy stunning mountain views from The Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery. The beer garden is complete with picnic tables, lush landscapes, covered seating and a "Colorado fresh" menu.
5. Denver ChopHouse & Brewery
The Denver ChopHouse & Brewery offers handcrafted beer brewed on site. The beer is the perfect complement to the diverse menu featuring steaks, chops and seafood.
6. Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
A "true sour" paradise, Crooked Stave has become a leader in the sour beer trend that is sweeping the beer community. Looking for the perfect American Wild Ale? Crooked Stave has it on tap!
7. Denver Beer Co.
Home to one of the largest outdoor patios in the city, Denver Beer Co. has established itself as a top spot to enjoy a craft beer during one of Denver's 300 days of sunshine.
8. Epic Brewing
In 2013, Epic expanded its operations with a second brewery in the River North (RiNo) district. The spacious tap room has 25 taps offering seasonal and special "one off" firkins.
9. Factotum Brewhouse
Amateur brewers are the root of Denver's craft beer success, and Factotum Brewhouse provides homebrewers a stage to display their craft, refine recipes and receive unbiased public feedback. Rotating beers are the norm at Factotum, so every trip is a new experience.
10. Fiction Beer Company
Fiction Beer Company crafts liquid literature through recipes inspired by the brewer's favorite works of fiction. Grab a seat at the bar made out of books, ponder literary quotes written on the tables or relax on the patio with a pale ale inspired by Jack Kerouac's On the Road.
11. Great Divide Brewing Co.
Great Divide's flavorful beers represent a lifestyle that is uniquely Colorado. The tap room has outdoor seating filled with locals and tourists alike, and Denver's best food trucks stay parked street-side should you want a snack with your Yeti.
12. Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery
Adventurous people making adventurous beer. Jagged Mountain maintains this theme by exploring new styles and ingredients, rejecting standard styles and regularly offering varied selections of craft beer. With some select crafts topping out at an impressive 14.5% ABV, an adventurous spirit is needed.
13. Lost Highway Brewing Company
The first brewery located on Denver's historic Colfax Ave., Lost Highway specializes in Belgian-style ales. The beers reflect the history of Colfax and the Capitol Hill neighborhood with names like Longest, Wickedest Wit and O.G. Colfax Porter.
14. Prost Brewing
Prost combines the best part of Bavarian-style biergarten outside, with a traditional bier hall layout inside, giving you the feel of an afternoon or evening spent in Munich. The signature copper brewing equipment was shipped from Germany and the commitment to brewing authentic German-style bier holds true in its Colorado brews.
15. Ratio Beerworks
Grab your friends and enjoy some backyard drinking on a dog-friendly patio complete with yard games! Ratio is so dedicated to high quality beer that the whole batch is dumped out if it isn't perfect.
16. Renegade Brewing Company
Renegade's taproom is filled with the rumble of conversation accented with laughter coming from friends and families. The laid-back tasting room is where the Art District on Santa Fe community comes together.
17. Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery offers a full menu complemented by fresh, handcrafted beers brewed on-site. Rock Bottom is the ideal place to watch the game with a group or enjoy people-watching on the patio.
18. Spangalang Brewery
What's a Spangalang? The name is a reference to the Five Points neighborhood's rich history as a jazz hub of the west. Records line the walls and jazz sets the mood throughout the tap room. Spangalang believes everyone deserves locally produced, exceptional craft beer, and they bring just that to Five Points.
19. TRVE Brewing Company
TRVE visitors are greeted with an iconic long wooden table, perfect for socializing and the sounds of heavy metal. While metal plays all day and night, the brewery is set up to encourage great conversation.
20. Wynkoop Brewing Company
Founded by Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper, Denver's first microbrewery is home to a restaurant, 22 pool tables, two private pool rooms, dart boards, shuffle board lanes and 40 styles of beer.