Rock Bottom serves native suds that are tank-to-table fresh, with a menu designed to complement their flavors. Easy to find, easy to enjoy. Always brewing. (Other locations: 10633 Westminster Blvd., Westminster; 9627 E. County Line Rd., Centennial)
Great Divide has been brewing bold and assertive beers since 1994. With a taproom and brewery located in the heart of downtown, they are Denver’s oldest and largest packaging brewery. In 2016, they expanded into the River North (RiNo) Art District with their Barrel Bar and a new state-of-the-art canning line.
Wynkoop is a Denver institution, known for innovative brewers who are blazing the trail on novel brewing techniques and flavors. From experimenting with foeders and a variety of barrel-aging techniques to starting a program, these brewers are always looking to push the boundaries on traditional beers. Known as the brewery that brewed a neighborhood, Wynkoop helped spur the revitalization of the Lower Downtown (LoDo) district.
Tivoli is Colorado’s oldest, most historic brewery. It originally opened in 1859 and supplied beer to the gold rush pioneers. Situated in the heart of downtown Denver’s Auraria Campus, it’s easily accessible via the Platte River and Cherry Creek trails.
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. Using 100 percent solar power, traditional methods and innovative spirit, the brewery creates award-winning craft beer that is approachable, fun and delicious and consistently wins awards to prove it.
Ratio focuses on meticulously crafted beer. The brewery’s portfolio includes a wide variety of traditional styles with a modern twist. With deep roots in the punk rock music scene, Ratio’s co-founders sought to translate the industry’s sense of community, DIY spirit and strong musical influences via the beer and taproom experience.
Prost Brewing Company
Drink like a German! Enjoy delicious, German-style, craft beers at one of Colorado’s best beer gardens. This award-winning brewery and bar utilizes traditional methods and the highest quality ingredients to bring the most authentic lagerbiers to Colorado.
Strange Craft Beer Company
Strange Craft was the first small taproom brewery to open in Denver. With an inviting bar made of reclaimed wood, a spacious outdoor seating area with yard games, rotating food trucks and 15 taps of award-winning beers, there’s plenty to enjoy.
Baere hides in a strip mall on South Broadway in the eclectic Baker neighborhood. Walking into Baere transforms the feel of the 1970s retail center. The space is filled with barrels from Laws Whiskey House, and there are 16 beers on tap, ranging from Belgian farmhouse styles to hopforward IPAs to a wide variety of sour offerings on draft and in bottles.
Crooked Stave is the culmination of brewmaster Chad Yakobson’s master’s research, “The Brettanomyces Project.” Crooked Stave’s progressive approach to brewing blends science and art through creativity and passion. The resulting creations are beers of extraordinary complexity.
Denver’s illest and realest brewery features two dog-friendly patios, local art and a social atmosphere. Little Machine specializes in vegan fruit beer, but there’s something on tap for everyone. The brewery is the proud winner of a 2017 GABF® Gold Medal and 2016 and 2018 World Beer Cup Silver Awards.
Black Shirt is a small but mighty independent craft brewery, artisan pizza kitchen and live music venue located in the northern reaches of RiNo. They open at 11 a.m., seven days a week, with two dog-friendly patios and a full menu that includes spent grain pizza, appetizers and salads.
Factotum’s beers come to fruition through the ideas of the community, who then have the opportunity to guest brew alongside the head brewing team. This unique concept means the taplist is constantly changing, although they do have four flagships: a pre-Prohibition American Pilsner, an Imperial Kentucky Common, a Berliner Weisse and a Colorado-style IPA.
Blue Moon’s River North Art District (RiNo) location is an opportunity to share its ongoing creativity and innovative brewing. Try unique beers only available at this location and enjoy a bite from the globally inspired, locally sourced food menu.
Named Denver’s “Best Brewery Taproom Patio” by Westword in 2017, Declaration features 40 unique taps, daily food trucks and a spacious patio for fun and entertainment. The brewery houses a robust yeast library, and their beer scientists create a wide variety of ales, lagers, sours and aged beers to suit every taste!