We invite you to explore Denver's local beer culture and visit some of the other 100 brewpubs, breweries and tap rooms in the metro area. As always, please drink safely and responsibly with a designated driver. Get a taste of our local flavors by exploring our Denver Beer Trail! Find a list of our breweries below along with an interactive map to help you navigate your Denver brewery experience. #DenverBeerTrail
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Established in 1994, the original Great Divide Denver brewery and Tap Room are located in the heart of downtown. With 16 taps of seasonal, year-round and specialty brews, you can enjoy award-winning, hand-crafted beer straight from the source. Take a tour of the brewhouse, chat with our friendly staff at the bar, or enjoy the Denver sunshine on the patio. Visit website for hours and tour times.
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)
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.
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.
RiNo, Five Points and East Denver
Experience 10 Barrel’s large brew pub, featuring a 20-barrel brewing system, 24 freshly brewed beers on tap and fermenting from a sunken deck in the middle of the action. Throw in a rooftop patio, made-from-scratch pub grub and an open layout with views into the brew area and kitchen and you’ve got your new favorite hangout in RiNo!
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.
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.
The Odell RiNo Brewhouse & Taproom features 16 taps and a 10-barrel pilot brewhouse. Of the 16 handles, a handful are tried and true Odell classics while the remaining are dedicated to experimental releases brewed on the pilot system, available only at the RiNo location. The two-story building was originally built in 1917. With original brick and countertops made from reclaimed floorboards, the space preserves its historical beauty with modern accents. Guests can order from two bars, enjoy an outdoor patio with two fire pits, a partially-covered rooftop, and a live music and performance space. Visit our website for a complete tap list and more information.
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.
THIRSTY MONK BREWERY
Thirsty Monk’s 12-barrel production brewery, located in Denver’s City Park West neighborhood, serves its award-winning Belgian-rooted modern ales with Hinman’s Bakery Hand Pies.
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.
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.
Empourium's goal has always been to understand what it is that people are seeking in a beer. They are bold and creative, and constantly challenging the status quo by blending traditional styles with modern techniques. They use their extensive experience within the craft beer industry to push the boundaries of flavor and aroma and ultimately deliver extraordinary products. An unwavering commitment to quality, consistency, and obsession over the small details not only ensures that each sip is perfect, but every time you visit that tap room you can confidently try something new from the ever-rotating tap list and be confident that what‘s in your glass will be exceptional. You may just find your new favorite beer!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Dos Luces makes beers brewed from gluten-free ingredients, corn and aguamiel, rich in flavor and deep with history. Little known in the United States, Dos Luces explores the vast possibilities these truly American ingredients hold. Come follow the lights, come follow Dos Luces. Named "Westword’s" Best of Denver 2019 Winner for Best New Brewery Taproom (Readers’ Choice).
Home to 25 GABF medals, Small Brewery of the Year, and eight World Beer Cup awards, the taproom gives a nod to its nautical theme and is a great, intimate place to grab a beer. Step out into the indoor patio and enjoy the real brewery experience amidst the tanks that held the beer you’re consuming! The taproom is family-friendly and dogs are welcome on the outside patio.
South Dock is Dry Dock's original location. Here, they brew some 1,500 barrels per year. The taproom serves 16 beers on draft and several non-beer options including Mysters Hard Seltzer. South Dock hosts weekly food trucks, live music, trivia and Small Batch releases, and offers indoor and outdoor seating. They are family-friendly and allow dogs on the outside patio.