Colorado Brewery List — to inform beer enthusiasts about all of the great Colorado Craft Beer the state has to offer. To locate the breweries below, check out our Colorado Craft Beer Map! Colorado, “The State of Craft Beer!”
53 Peaks Brewing – Littleton, CO – Named after the 53 awe inspiring peaks in Colorado. Jason Conger & Calvin Cook met at The University of Colorado in Boulder in 2007 and began their crazy adventure towards a brewery. 53 Peaks operates a 1 barrel system, and does not currently have a taproom. We’re planning to open our doors in Conifer, CO in 2014!
7 Hermits Brewing Company – Eagle, CO: Brewpub in Eagle Ranch. We carry wine, spirits, guest beer, and of course our own. Beer styles range from easy drinking summer pils, to outrageous hop bombs. There’s a style for everyone here.
300 Suns Brewing – Longmont, CO: We are head over heels in love with Longmont, Colorado and the average of 300 days of sun we get to enjoy each year. Nothing pairs better with a beautiful sunny day than a fun, relaxing place to hang out and enjoy a craft beer.
38 State Brewing – Littleton, CO: So how did 38 State Brewing Company come to be? It’s simple, really – two thirsty guys in a garage on a hot summer day. We were watching the Rockies game and realized we were bored. Not with the game, of course, but with the same old, tired, mass produced beer we were drinking. Read our blog here
AC Golden Brewing Company – Golden, CO: Our brew house consists of three small, 30-barrel Huppmann copper kettles, imported from Germany in 1973. Our brewery was established to create specialty beers for discriminating beer drinkers. Our lagers are brewed at an altitude of 5,707 feet above sea level by brewers, not computers. 2014 World Beer Cup Winner! Read our blog here
Alpine Dog Brewery – Denver, CO: At Alpine Dog Brewing Company we have two loves; craft beer and the outdoors. We strive to bring bold and unique brews to a bold and unique population. So let’s get outside, stay wild, and share some great beers with even greater friends!
Arvada Beer Company – Arvada, CO: We make high quality, fresh hand crafted Ales and Lagers for you to enjoy. Our tasting room allows you to view the operation of the brewery, purchase beer by the glass, growlers and kegs of beer to go, and retail items such as T-shirts and glassware with our logo. Arvada Beer Company is different than most microbreweries due to our large tasting room. Read our blog here
Asher Brewing Company – Boulder, CO: We distribute our organic ales to restaurants and bars throughout the state of Colorado, including Boulder, Denver, Longmont and Fort Collins. We also serve our full selection of all organic beer at our on-site tap room and bar in Boulder.
Aspen Brewing Company – Aspen, CO: Any way you look at it, down the end of your nose in a mug or glass in hand up to the light, it doesn’t matter, you can’t beat fresh, local, small batch microbrew. It’s our passion and we’re inviting you to give it a go. 2014 World Beer Cup Winner!
Avery Brewing Company – Boulder, CO: Since 1993 our brewery has been committed to producing eccentric ales and lagers that defy styles or categories. Our products are thoroughly American at heart: blending Old World tradition and expertise with ingenuity, creativity and boldness.
Backcountry Brewery – Frisco, CO: The Beer at Backcountry is born out of over 30 combined years of brewing experience. It has been recognized seven times by the prestigious Great American Beer Festival. The GABF is widely regarded in the beer world as the most important beer event of the year. A GABF medal is recognized world wide as a symbol of brewing excellence.
Barrels & Bottles Brewery – Golden, CO: This adventure started in 2007 on a little island in the Middle East called Bahrain where Zach and Abby met. Not only did their love for each other embark, but their love affair with hand crafted beer, simple food and earthy wine with a bit of finesse sent them on an amazing path over international waters and led them back to the states. “We fell in love with Golden the moment we laid eyes on this beautiful small town”
Beer By Design Brewery – Northglenn, CO: Following the American craft beer style, our beers use the finest two-row grains, hops and yeast. Special mashing and kettle processes, developed by Brewmaster Vance Sabbe, are observed. These uniquely refined brewing techniques help create beers that are cleaner tasting and more visually appealing than most other craft beers.
Beryl’s Beer Co. – Denver, CO: We here at Beryl’s are obsessed with making great beer and doing it differently, with our own unique spin on traditional recipes. By barrel-aging many of our hand-crafted beers, we strive to craft inspired flavors that you may not be expecting. Colorado is home to the finest craft brewing culture in America, and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it as we bring our distinctive take on truly small-batch, craft beers.
Bierwerks Brewery – Woodland Park, CO: Part of the continuing revitalization of Woodland Park’s downtown, BierWerks is located at 121 E. Midland Avenue in Woodland Park at the corner of Highway 24 (Midland Ave) and Fairview Street across from The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.
Big Beaver Brewing Company – Loveland, CO: Big Beaver Brewing Company is committed to brewing the best beer possible with the lowest environmental impact. We use local brewing ingredients when possible and we take great pride in purchasing all our electricity from local wind farms. So come on down and quaff our great brews and
have some fun—life is too short to drink mass produced beer.
Big Choice Brewing – Broomfield, CO: Big Choice Brewing is a microbrewery owned by Nathaniel Miller and Tyler Ruse, two Colorado natives that want to make great beer for their local communities. Come by the tasting room and see what the Big Choice is all about.
Black Bottle Brewery – Fort Collins, CO: Black Bottle Brewery is a fancy beer bar/brewpub in Fort Collins. We have a wide selection of our own beers on tap, as well as a number of guest taps, specialty bottled beers, wines and meads. The delicious beers are complimented with great small plates/tapas.
Black Shirt Brewing – Denver, CO: Black Shirt Brewing Co is an artisanal brewing company in Denver, CO that combines classic and timeless technique with progressive innovation and unwavering commitment to quality to create the very pinnacle of beer. Stop by our tap room and taste for yourself! You’ll also find our hand-crafted, small-batch beers in fine restaurants and select retail establishments throughout metro Denver.
Black Sky Brewery – Denver, CO: Dusk surrendered completely to the night tide; darkness overtook event the brightest of twilight; out of the obscurity emerged a soul-less spawn known as the Black Sky Brewery. Join us brothers and sisters, as we call our creation into being! Unleash the monster early 2013!
Blue Moon Brewing Company – Golden, CO: At Blue Moon Brewing Company®, everything we do flows from our artistic approach to brewing. It’s been that way ever since we first started brewing back in 1995. We carefully select quality ingredients to go into each of our beers. Then we spend time making test batches until we arrive at a balanced, flavorful beer that we all enjoy drinking.
Bonfire Brewing – Eagle, CO: Bonfire Brewing began in a garage. With a few 5-gallon buckets and some extracts, tolerable beer was soon regularly on-hand for friends and family. But, we found ourselves asking out loud, “Why bottle and make all that mess when you can keg, and more importantly, kegerate?” With some extensive (Google and Homebrewtalk.com) research, a bit of amateur welding, and only a few electrocutions, a 10-gallon all-grain system was born.
Bootstrap Brewing – Niwot, CO: Founded by local residents Leslie and Steve Kaczeus. They both left the high-tech industry to follow their dream of creating an adventurous craft brewery dedicated to producing a wide range of high quality ales and lagers. After nearly five years of planning and research, the couple took a leap of faith and bought equipment to put into storage while they looked for the perfect space. The brewery opened its doors on June 20th 2012 claiming solstice as a birthday and anniversary.
Boulder Beer – Boulder, CO: In 1979 two professors at the University of Colorado received the 43rd brewing license issued in the United States, creating Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Microbrewery. The original site of the brewery was a small farm northeast of Boulder, the brew house sharing space in a shed originally housing a few goats! 2014 World Beer Cup Winner!
Breckenridge Brewery & Pub – Denver, CO: Back in the 1980s, our founder Richard Squire was your typical ski bum – with one significant difference. He had a knack for making extraordinary home brews. For years, only his closest friends were able to enjoy his creations, but it didn’t take long for Richard to realize that his talents needed to be shared with the world.
Brewery Rickoli – Wheat Ridge, CO: The first brewery in Wheat Ridge Colorado, serving freshly brewed craft beer and offering a relaxed and friendly space to gather. We are located on the Southwest corner of 44th Ave. and Wadsworth Blvd. Our take on beer is simple – Use great ingredients and brew for flavor! We love hops! Read our blog post
Bristol Brewing Company – Colorado Springs, CO: In June of 1994, Bristol Brewing Company settled comfortably in the lap of Pikes Peak and began hand-brewing flavorful, one-of-a-kind ales for the people of Colorado. Our mission was to make beer that called to mind three things: quality, purity, and sanity.
Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery – Denver, CO: Growing up just down Colorado Boulevard from Glendale, when it was mostly fields of cow patties, identical twin brothers Dean and Dale Peterson often rode their bikes by the local dairy that would one day be the home of The Bull & Bush Pub and Brewery.
Butcherknife Brewing Company – Steamboat Springs, CO: Opening in the summer of 2013! Check back for more info…
Carver Brewing Company – Durango, CO: We opened our brewery in 1988. We were the second craft brew pub in the state and have grown to a capacity of 1000 barrels a year (a barrel is 31 gallons). Our ales take from 14 to 40 days, depending on the style, to complete the boiling, cooling, fermentation and conditioning processes.
Cannonball Creek Brewing Company – Golden, CO: Tasting room OPEN @ 3pm Thursday-Sunday. Closed Monday-Wednesday. See you Soon!
Can’t Stop Brewing – Denver, CO: Just 4 guys with a passion for craft beer. Our affinity for traditional styles with a twist, has led us to create savory recipes that we’re sure you’re going to love as much as we do. As we continue to refine our wares and progress, we inch closer and closer to being able to share our passion with you, the craft beer lover. One day, we shall spread across the land, like an endearing cat-video; we shall MALT THE EARTH!
Carbondale Beer Works – Carbondale, CO: We brew a wide variety of beer styles using only the best ingredients from around the world. Each small batch (85 gallons) is hand crafted right on site. Our beers are all cold-conditioned and never filtered. Filtering strips out flavor and aroma for the sake of a bright, polished look. We like to keep flavor in!
Caution Brewing Company – Denver, CO: A microbrewery that throws caution to the wind! Offering hand-crafted, unusual beers made with amazing ingredients. A second location will be opening in Lakewood, CO.
CB & Pott’s Restaurant & Brewery – Fort Collins, CO: “Bigger, Better, Fresher” is more than a slogan at C.B. & Potts; it is our promise. Our focus on quality, consistency and drinkability has been rewarded over the years with guest loyalty and industry recognition having been awarded numerous medals including accolades from the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup and prestigious State Competitions.
Cerebral Brewing – Denver, CO: The name Cerebral Brewing Company means several things to us. The word cerebral literally means “of the brain” or “intellect”. The name is less of a cocky statement about our education level and more of a statement about the level of thought we are putting into our beer. It is also our way of paying tribute to the army of discoverers that have studied brewing throughout the centuries, paving the way for us to do what we love. Witness the birth of our brain-child. Due 2014.
Chain Reaction Brewing – Denver, CO: After years of homebrewing and countless positive comments from friends, family, and local brewing industry professionals, cousins Zack and Chad Christofferson came together with the idea that this could be the calling in life that both had been searching for.
City Star Brewing Company – Berthoud, CO: City Star Brewing offers small batch American ales, hand crafted on a 3.5 barrel brew system in the heart of downtown Berthoud, CO. We at City Star believe beer is best consumed fresh, directly from its source, and we’ve adopted a taproom-centric model encouraging this.
Coda Brewing Company – Aurora, CO: CODA Brewing pairs beer with music, art and food.
Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery – Ridgeway, CO: Colorado Boy is about craft beer, artisan pizza and small town pub atmosphere. Colorado Boy is owned and operated by Tom & Sandy Hennessy, who have been in the brewing business since 1993, starting with IL Vicino in Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, and Salida, Colorado, and the Palisade Brewery in Palisade, Colorado.
Colorado Mountain Brewery – Colorado Springs, CO: Good Food, View and a Fresh Microbrewed Beer! Brewpub doesn’t begin to define the cuisine or atmosphere our establishment has set for the guests craving a famous Colorado craft beer. Accompanied with an awe-inspiring view of the Pikes Peak range, our fare will entice every palate from the fastidious foodie to the most discerning craft brew connoisseur.
Colorado Plus – Wheat Ridge, CO: The 1st brew pub in the history of Wheat Ridge, CO. 56 Colorado craft beers on tap. Colorado Plus began brewing their own beer in 2013 with the help of Adam Draeger, Head Brewer for Yak & Yeti.
Comrade Brewing Company – Denver, CO: Comrade Brewing Company dedicated to helping small breweries open, get running, improve their current processes, and taking their brewery and the craft beer industry to the next level. Just opened April 2014!
Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewing – Fort Collins, CO: Bars in Fort Collins are an integral part of Northern Colorado’s nightlife, a scene of fun an excitement that has been heard ’round the world. Welcome to World-Famous CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing.
Coors Archive Brewing Company - Golden, CO: 1919, beer was banned. Barrels were broken. Breweries went belly up. Drinking a beer became an act of protest against those in power. Each toast was a citizen’s demand to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. When beer became legal again 14 years later, it was never the same. That is, until a few years ago when we discovered an old beer recipe in the basement archives of the brewery dating back before Prohibition.
Copper Kettle Brewing Company – Denver, CO: In constructing this business was to create what America seems to have lost, the traditional neighborhood brewery in which customers know one another. While we know we can’t re-create the set of Cheers, I’m sure we’ll see a few Norms in the tasting room!
Crabtree Brewing Company – Greeley, CO: The Crabtree Brewing Company is dedicated to serving the environment, the community, our customers, and our valued employees. Requiring the best ingredients to support unique premium beers. Keeping a dynamic business mind while remaining modestly profitable. Employing technology, embracing ethics, growing to meet the needs of our customers and employees, and having fun doing what we love….Making Great Beer.
Crazy Mountain Brewery – Vail, CO: Crazy Mountain Brewery is the Vail Valley’s first production brewery, but really it’s a declaration of freedom. We say crazy is, as crazy does, so drink up and live the life you want!
Crooked Stave – Denver, CO: Now in our second year we are again very excited about the beers we have aging in oak and some of the small offerings we’ll be making available.
Crystal Springs Brewing Company – Boulder, CO: We make good beer, plain and simple. If you are looking for unique, small batch beers painstakingly created under the watchful eyes and hands of our brew master, look no further. You have found something unique to pour into your favorite glass. Our brewery is named after the original Crystal Springs Brewing and Ice Company, founded in 1875 in Boulder, Colorado.
Dad & Dudes Breweria – Centennial, CO: We feel pizza and beer have always been meant for each other.
Declaration Brewing – Denver, CO: Opening Summer of 2014, Declaration Brewing enters Denver Colorado’s craft brewing scene. Declaration will be opening an incredible tap room along with a large beer garden. The innovative group of individuals that make up Declaration will be coming at you with amazing beers, fun marketing, and hosting many future historical events at Declaration Brewing… Make A Statement
De Steeg Brewing – Denver, CO: A microbrewery in the Highlands providing quality craft beers to Metro Denver beer enthusiasts.
Denver Beer Company – Denver, CO: Denver Beer Co. was born in our garages with a few batches of homebrew and a love for the craft of brewing. Serving only premium artisan ales and lagers, we utilize fresh ingredients and embrace both innovative and old world styles of beer. Similar to a farmer’s table, our beer selections change with the seasons.
Denver ChopHouse & Brewery – Denver, CO: Here at the ChopHouse you’ll find a relaxed atmosphere, friendly, professional service and a diverse menu featuring steaks, chops, seafood, and a great tavern menu in the bar. Handcrafted Ales brewed on site, small batch bourbons, and an extensive wine list are all reasons to visit us today.
Diebolt Brewing Company – Denver, CO: A big driving force in forming this business is the good and bad experiences we’ve had at similar establishments. These made us want to provide a wholesome example of a well-run, responsible company that positively interacts with, and intently listens to, its customers. But most of all, we love the community neighborhood atmosphere, and quality crafted beer, so we created a fun and exciting, yet relaxing, place to combine the two.
Dillon Dam Brewing Company – Dillon, CO: The award-winning Dillon Dam Brewery is one of the largest Brew-Pubs in the nation and one of the finest family restaurants in Summit County, Colorado. We serve hand-crafted ales and lagers and we brew about 2,000 barrels per year. This makes us the 37th largest Brew-Pub in the nation (out of nearly 1,000). That’s a lot of Dam Beer™.
Dodgeton Creek Brewing – Trinidad, CO: Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co. is a new independent traditional mircobrewery located in Trinidad, CO. Eight ales are typically available in the taproom. Lagers will be added to the regular lineup as fermentation space is expanded.Dodgeton Creek’s initial offerings are available to the public through direct retail sales at the brewery’s taproom in Trinidad.
Dolores River Brewery – Dolores, CO: Brewing great beer is our passion, living a life, full of friends, fun, and great music is our pursuit. Community is really everything. Ask us why we live here, and we might tell you, or we might just let you just find out for yourself…
Dry Dock Brewing Company – Aurora, CO: Dry Dock Brewing Company was founded in October 2005 when owners Michelle and Kevin DeLange leased an 800 sq ft space next to their homebrew shop, The Brew Hut, in Aurora, CO. The tiny brewery quickly got people’s attention the next spring when Dry Dock won Gold at the 2006 World Beer Cup for its HMS Victory ESB. 2014 World Beer Cup Winner!
Durango Brewing Company – Durango, CO: Durango Brewing Company is the third oldest microbrewery in Colorado. Brewing since 1990, our heritage dates to 1886 when Durango Beer and Ice Company became Durango Brewing Company. Our beers are hand crafted using the finest barley, hops, and yeast along with water born high in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado.
Echo Brewing Company – Frederick, CO: Echo Brewing Company is a small family run brewery nestled between the towns of Firestone and Frederick in the heart of Colorado’s Carbon Valley. Founded by twin brothers who have a passion for brewing the best beer possible. Homebrewers of eight plus years they keep their brewing concept at Echo similar to their homebrewing history: brew one fine beer followed by another while sharing them with the local community.
Elk Mountain Brewing Company – Parker, CO: Established in April of 2009, is owned and operated by Tom and Marcia Bell. Elk Mountain Brewing is a small scale microbrewery located in the industrial area of Parker, Co, serving truly unique handcrafted microbrews with award winning recipes.
Eddyline Brewing – Buena Vista, CO: Our mission is to offer quality, handcrafted beers with respect for tradition and admiration for innovation, whilst informing consumers and elevating their tastes and level of distinction; in collaboration with the brewing community we seek to enhance the American Craft Beer Culture. Read our blog here
Eldo Brewery & Taproom – Crested Butte, CO: Our small 7 barrel system and limited distribution allow us to experiment and tweak each recipe to create a variety of delicious beers for you.
Elevation Beer Company – Poncha Springs, CO: Four friends; Carlin, Christian, Sheila, and Xandy, started Elevation Beer Co. on a cool Colorado night over a few beers and a backyard BBQ. We all had the same dream of starting a brewery that brewed the highest quality barrel aged and specialty beers we could imagine.
Estes Park Brewery – Estes Park, CO: In 1993 Gordon Knight started High Country Brewery in Boulder, CO. That same year Ed Grueff opened the Event Center in Estes Park. In 1994 Ed and Gordon decided to combine the two businesses and the Estes Park Brewery was born.
Fate Brewing Company – Boulder, CO: FATE Brewing Company is a community brewpub that specializes in upscale tavern eats and handcrafted microbrews. Our seasonal lunch, dinner, brunch and happy hour menus will bring you fresh, local options while our full-service bar will carry a wide selection of spirits, wine and of course, beer.
Fermaentra Brewing – Denver, CO: No declarations. Just great beer. FERMÆNTRA is a startup brewery that will produce artful, bold, world-class craft beer in Denver, Colorado. We are currently under construction and on schedule to open in the summer of 2014.
Fieldhouse Brewing Company – Colorado Springs, CO: Grand Opening June 28, 2014! Fieldhouse Brewing company is located in downtown Colorado Springs. We offer a variety of delicious beers, including a gluten-free lineup. We also offer free wifi, and food from local food trucks on a regular basis.
Flying Dog Brewery – Denver, CO: In 1990, George Stranahan founded the Flying Dog Brewpub in Aspen, Colorado. From that brewpub to a full-fledged Denver brewery (co-founded by George and his longtime friend and partner, Richard McIntyre**) in 1994, and then to our current state-of-the-art brewing facility in Frederick, Maryland, Flying Dog continues to make sense.
Former Future Brewing – Denver, CO: Our beer is based on historical recipes or styles, deconstructed, mixed with cutting edge techniques and unique ingredients to yield a product that is drinkable, delicious, and completely unique.
Fort Collins Brewery – Fort Collins, CO: The Fort Collins Brewery is a microbrewery located in Fort Collins, Colorado. We have been open for 7 years and provide 7 full time brews and a whole slew of limited release offerings.
Front Range Brewing – Lafayette, CO: Front Range Brewing Company does not specialize in any one style of beer or try to fit into any one particular niche. Instead, it’s an extension of the people that produced it. Eclectic, prone to wander around a bit looking for inspiration, but always with a strong attention to detail and and eye for perfectionism.
Funkwerks – Fort Collins, CO: Our flagship Saison was awarded a silver medal in 2011 and a gold medal in 2012 at the Great American Beer Festival for the French- and Belgian-Style Saison category. 2014 World Beer Cup Winner!
Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company – Glenwood Springs, CO: Glenwood Springs premier brewpub is located in the first floor of the historic Hotel Denver. We feature a variety of fresh and unique menu items, our own hand-crafted beers, and friendly service in a family atmosphere. 2014 World Beer Cup Winner!
Golden City Brewery – Golden, CO: Founded in 1993 by two geologists, Charlie & Janine Sturdavant. They filled the old machine shop behind their historic Golden home with used dairy tanks and Charlie began brewing German-style ales. The tasting room was originally located in the sunroom of their house and provided Red Ale and Pale Ale to the local community in 1/2 gallon growlers and kegs. Read our blog here
Goldspot Brewing – Denver, CO: Colorado has a lot of folks out there fighting the good fight and bringing good beer to lucky beer lovers. We’re here to join in that fight. We love this craft and the people that have built it. The brewery team is mostly assembled. The business guys have a solid business plan and financing is starting to come together. If all goes as planned, we hope to be brewing, pouring and canning in the Fall of 2013…which means it should all come together sometime in early 2015.
Grandma’s House – Denver, CO: Grandma’s House is a collective brewery in Denver, Colorado that celebrates all things craft. In addition to fostering the growth of new local breweries, we plan to spotlight many of the incredible products handmade with pride and care right here in Colorado.
Grand Lake Brewing Company – Grand Lake, CO: We are at the Western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Our beers are made from the pure headwaters of the Colorado River,the finest malted barley and hops from around the globe, and English Ale Yeast from one of England’s oldest breweries. It’s All Downstream From Here!
Gravity Brewing – Louisville, CO: Tucked away in a funky corner of Historic Downtown is an only-in-Louisville brewery and tasting room serving up unique craft-brewed beers. Being a touch fanatical about beer and brewing, we could use the rest of this space to bore you with lots of science and detail, but you know what they say, “one pint is worth a thousand words.” So come on in and get the Gravity experience first hand.
Great Divide Brewing Company – Denver, CO: Since 1994 we’ve brewed all sorts of exciting beer styles, added lots of brewing capacity and we’ve assembled a great staff. In 2001, we bought our building – which used to be an old dairy processing plant – and set out for over a decade of exponential growth.
Great Storm Brewing Company – Colorado Springs, CO: Just like you, we love beer. We’ve been making beer for many years now and wanted to share our love of beer with as many people as we could. With that in mind, we founded Great Storm Brewing in 2010, and opened our doors and our taps to the public in March 2012.
Green Mountain Falls Brewery – Green Mountain Falls, CO: Why settle for a boring beer? Give your mouth what its really craving! Our beer recipes are sure to challenge your taste buds and leave you with a smooth finish that will keep you coming back for more!
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse – Loveland, CO: Grimm Brothers Brewhouse is devoted to the art and science of beer and brewing. A passion for brewing and sharing of exciting flavors of beer are at the heart of this brewery’s values. Grimm Brothers Brewhouse was founded by avid home brewers and beer enthusiasts who love producing quality, flavorful beers.
Grist Brewing Company – Highlands Ranch, CO: Our focus is simply to make ales and lagers that are of the highest quality, approachable, and true to style. We certainly will experiment, it’s in our nature. While striving to make exceptional beer is our passion, we are equally committed to making a positive impact in our community. Rather than saving a couple dollars, Grist made a significant investment in our economy by purchasing a new, American made 20 barrel brewhouse.
Grossen Bart Brewery – Frederick, CO: Three passionate comrades that relish in the joy and happiness that can only be provided by delicious frothy hand-crafted beer. With determination and perseverance, we aim to provide “YOU” the public with a unique variety of home brewed beers you can really sink your beard into!
Gunbarrel Brewing Company – Boulder, CO: Crafted with passion by brewer Jamie Fox and his wife Marie, Gunbarrel Brewing Company is to be located in Boulder County, Colorado. While we seek out the perfect home for our brewery, we are gypsy brewing at a partner brewery in Denver. This relationship provides the creative freedom and facilities to brew beers that we can share with you until we have a taproom of our own.
Gunnison Brewery – Gunnison, CO: The Gunnison Brewery established in 2003 is the place to sit back, relax, and enjoy one of our custom brewed beers!
Hall Brewing – Parker, CO: We are a traditional farmhouse brewery based in Parker, Colorado. Everything we do – from building our brewery to making the beer – we do with our own hands. We make true craft beer. We take pride in not only producing the best craft beer but also putting enough in it to suit our custom four-thousand-square-foot building we made from Colorado beetle-kill pine. That means big, ornate beer. And why not? The best isn’t always for everyone!
High Hops Brewery – Windsor, CO: With strong roots in homebrewing, we will never stray from our ideals of using only the highest quality hops and fresh ingredients. We love to grow what we use. The hops we brew with come from the fields that we till on-site, and our honey comes from the same hives that pollinate our greenhouse flowers. We strive to create incredible beers by staying truly local.
Hogshead Brewery – Denver, CO: Hogshead Brewery, Tap Room and Patio has been designed and developed to provide a variety of beers with an emphasis on English ales in a warm and inviting atmosphere with a neighborhood friendly feel.
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company – Fort Collins, CO: Founded by Tim & Carol Cochran. One of us grew up in Colorado, the other in Oregon (both great craft beer states!), and we fell in love with the taste of craft beers 27 years ago at the Tied House in northern California. We’ve dreamed of and planned for the Horse & Dragon since our honeymoon, which we took in Napa Valley (the non-Colorado one) and during which we had every dinner at a local brewpub.
Horsefly Brewing Company – Montrose, CO: Horsefly Brewing Company believes that each beer should be as honest as possible …. that is, carefully crafted to the style with some added originality. The ingredients are traditional. No cheap adjuncts are used; just locally malted barley, hops, pure water and yeast, with the occasional ‘unique’ ingredient! Each batch is hand made in small quantities of 7 barrels at a time. Welcome to Montrose’s first real brewery!
Ironworks Brewery & Pub – Lakewood, CO: Suppliers of great beer to all drinkers of Denver, Colorado since 1989! Beer so fresh you have to slap it!!!
J Wells Brewery – Boulder, CO: J Wells Brewery is a taproom and brewery in Boulder Colorado, nestled on 49th St, the one block area between old pearl and pearl parkway in Boulder Colorado. We are located right off diagonal highway/119 behind Boulder Toyota and the Boulder Bump Shop. We have a great view of the boulder flatirons from our porch during the summer, and on nice days in the winter. What a great place to enjoy a pint of beer!
Joyride Brewing Company – Edgewater, CO: A small craft brewery in Edgewater, CO, across the street from the banks of Sloan’s Lake. The brewery opened for business on July 16, 2014. We have a 10 barrel brewhouse with six serving tanks and 5 fermenters. Our taproom is around 1600 sq ft and can hold about 95 people. Please join us and enjoy the majestic views of the lake from our six rollup glass garage doors. Hop On!
Kannah Creek Brewing Company – Grand Junction, CO: Kannah Creek Brewing Company is locally owned and operated and located in Grand Junction, Colorado. Since opening the brewpub doors in 2005, we continue to take great pleasure in creating top quality craft beer and food with an emphasis on hospitality that we know you will enjoy and keep coming back for more.
Kokopelli Brewing Company – Westminster, CO: Kokopelli Beer Company is coming soon to Westminster, Colorado. Stay in touch and watch as we build a new locally owned micro brewery. We will offer fine crafted Ales and more.
Left Hand Brewing Company – Longmont, CO: A healthy dose of all things in a balanced way keeps your right brain feeling good and the left brain knowing it’s all good. We believe the same to be true with craft beer. Everyday we strive for that perfect balance between malt and hops, from our lightest to our darkest—allowing a unique flavor experience in every bottle.
Lost Highway Brewery – Denver, CO: Belgium’s oldest tradition comes to Colfax!
Loveland Aleworks - Loveland, CO: Loveland Aleworks is an independent, family-owned brewery offering a selection of small batch handcrafted beers. We are passionate about brewing ales that we, and our customers, believe in — quality ales, made well, using the best ingredients. A simple combination.
Manitou Brewing Company – Manitou Springs, CO: Now open in Downtown Manitou! 11:00 until 10:00 or later. 725 Manitou Ave.
Mountain Toad Brewing – Golden, CO: Mountain Toad Brewing is a small microbrewery specializing in handcrafted fresh beer. Our focus is on providing a place for the Golden community to gather and unwind. The taproom offers a quaint and comfortable atmosphere for locals and visitors alike to grab a pint and make a new friend.
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery – Boulder, CO: Our beers have won medals across the globe, including six gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, the world’s largest beer festival. And over the years, our brewpubs have consistently been voted the best in Boulder in the local media.
Mu Brewery – Aurora, CO: We are a micro (Greek letter µ) brewery that is in the heart of the Aurora Cultural Arts District. We are very excited to be a part of this community. We are looking forward to doing several events in tandem with the fantastic Artists from all mediums in this area. So, whether you are looking for somewhere to cool off in the summer or warm up in the winter or going to any one of the shows around Downtown Aurora, please stop in and enjoy good beer and fantastic company.
New Belgium Brewing Company – Fort Collins, CO: 1989. Belgium. Boy on bike. (Ok, make that a young man of 32). As our aspiring young homebrewer rides his mountain bike with “fat tires” through European villages famous for beer, New Belgium Brewing Company was but a glimmer in his eye. Or basement. For Jeff Lebesch would return to Fort Collins with an imagination full of recipes and a handful of ingredients ready to embark on a whole new journey.
New Planet Beer – Boulder, CO: Everyone should be able to enjoy a great beer. When our founder, Pedro Gonzalez, first discovered he was Celiac, he thought his craft beer drinking days were over. What started as a personal quest quickly turned into the launch of New Planet – a business founded on brewing great tasting gluten-free beer that is crafted for you.
Odd 13 Brewing – Lafayette, CO: At Odd13, every beer has a personality. If we can’t write a story about it, it doesn’t get made. Some beers are heroic. Others are villainous. Some are just sidekicks. Odd13 was founded by Kristin and Ryan Scott, with the help of understanding family members. Why the name Odd13? Kristin grew up in area code 513 and Ryan grew up in 313.
Odell Brewing Company – Fort Collins, CO: Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Twenty-three years later, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives, fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews
Odyssey Beerwerks – Arvada, CO: During the holidays in 2011, a dinner amongst a couple of buddies and their wives, who hadn’t seen each other in a few years, led to this rollercoaster journey that is Odyssey Beerwerks.
Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew – Denver, CO: Our Mutual Friend is a brewery and taproom located in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver. For us, brewing beer began as an excuse to gather with our friends and ruminate on life, philosophy, music, food, and of course, beer. Once we got started, we grew more curious about the brewing process, honing our craft and experimenting with different methods and techniques. Read our blog here
Oskar Blues Brewery – Longmont, CO: Great canned beer? The term was an oxymoron for craft beer lovers used to getting their full-flavored beers from bottles only. When Dale decided to turn his restaurant into a brewpub, he had no idea what started out as a side project would become a huge success.
Pateros Creek Brewing Company – Fort Collins, CO: Pateros Creek is said by local historians to be the original name of the Cache la Poudre River. Craft beer is vibrant in Northern Colorado and we will add our refreshing take on some familiar styles as well as push the limits of what you know and love about craft brews.
Paradox Beer Company – Woodland Park, CO: Modern brewing processes collide, headlong, into ancient beer. Therein lies the Paradox. The creative forces behind Paradox have explored wholeheartedly, all facets of beer, brewing and drinking, and have found the bedrock of beer. When all else is removed, beer is alchemy sprinkled with paradigm dashed on the hopes of artistic grandeur.
Phantom Canyon Brewery – Colorado Springs, CO: Phantom Canyon’s beers are made from the finest malted barley and hops from the around the globe, carefully selected ale and lager yeasts and pure Colorado water.
Pikes Peak Brewing Company – Monument, CO: PPBC is a community centric Brewery serving the Tri-Lakes area just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. “There are 5 ingredients to great beer: Malt, Hops, Water, Yeast and Friends!”
Pints Pub – Denver, CO: Pint’s Pub is a traditional British brew pub that strives to be your “local” regardless of your locale. Here at Pint’s, you’ll find the charm and personality of the “local”, a place that serves as a crossroads for society, where good beer, freshly prepared good food and as importantly, good conversation are on the bill of fare.
Post Brewing Company – Lafayette, CO: Chicken + Beer = The Post Brewing Company. Bryan “No Nickname” Selders has been making yeast happy for a while now. The pleasant by-product of this endeavor will surely keep your mouth happy time and time again. Try some beer between mouthfuls of chicken. It’s awesome!
Prost Brewing Company – Denver, CO: Brauerei Hümmer started brewing beer in the Franconian village of Breitengüßbach in 1642. The brewery served the town for over 350 years until the spring of 2011. It made several styles including Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier, a rare specialty beer that we will revive in Denver. Read our blog post
Pug Ryans Brewery – Dillon, CO: From our award winning Brewery to our fireside pub and Summit County’s premier steakhouse, you’ll find everything you want in this classic Colorado restaurant. Excellent food, friendly service and great microbrews await you in a family friendly atmosphere.
Pumphouse Brewery – Longmont, CO: The Pumphouse Brewery and Red Zone is a locally owned micro brewery in Longmont, Colorado. The Pumphouse is a family friendly restaurant with a wide variety of menu options and a full bar. The Red Zone features a premiere sports bar and great coverage of all your favorite sport teams.
Red Leg Brewing Company – Colorado Springs, CO: Red Leg Brewing Company is owned and operated by veterans in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Red Leg’s unique name is derived from the Civil War battlefields, where artillery soldiers wore a cardinal stripe on their pant leg to denote their location on the field of battle. Red Leg provides the highest quality craft beer to honor the men and women who currently and formerly served in The United States Military. 2014 World Beer Cup Winner!
Renegade Brewing Company – Denver, CO: Offensively Delicious? Yes, that’s what our beer is. Always creative and always packed with flavor. This is beer for those who do the don’ts and don’t the dos, the Renegades. We don’t care about traditional styles, or following the trends, we care about making f’ing delicious beer that we are proud to serve. Read our blog here
Revolution Brewing – Paonia, CO: our beer is made by humans for humans using only the finest grains, hops and water. It has not been pasteurized, centrifuged or filtered. There are no chemical additives or artificial ingredients. We craft brew this beer just for you.
Riff Raff Brewing Company – Pagosa Springs, CO: Founded in 2013, Riff Raff Brewing Company opens in downtown Pagosa Springs, Colorado, in May 2013. The brewery — Pagosa Springs’ first downtown brewery — features artisan ales handcrafted in Riff Raff’s historic Victorian building. 2014 World Beer Cup Winner!
River North Brewery – Denver, CO: We focus on brewing Belgian-style ales and American style ales with a Belgian twist, but the truth of it is that we just brew the kind of beer we like to drink! Read our blog here
Roaring Fork Beer Company – Carbondale, CO: Launched in 2013 by Chase Engel, a long-time professional brewer with a dream of producing creative beers to match the changing seasons. From our home base in Carbondale, CO, we brew, package, and sell exceptional beers for distribution throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. We are dedicated to producing fresh, approachable, and flavorful beers, while continuing to push the envelope with experimentation and barrel aging on a small batch scale.
Rockslide Restaurant & Brewery – Grand Junction, CO: When you need a burger and a beer, you better get to the Rockslide brewpub in downtown Grand Junction, Colorado. We’ve got handcrafted brews that keep our loyal local crowd coming back for more, and a menu diverse enough to satisfy vegetarians and comfort food fans.
Rock Bottom Brewery - Denver, CO: with over 700 original brews and more than 125 of the industry’s most esteemed medals and awards to the Rock Bottom name. Despite the rapid growth and amazing success, Rock Bottom still abides by that first simple idea about sharing good times with good friends through good beer.
Rocky Mountain Brewery – Colorado Springs, CO: Check back for more info!
Rockyard Brewing Company – Castle Rock, CO: Living in a Rocky Mountain paradise is just part of the perks of owning and operating Caste Rock’s largest craft brewery. Our ingredients and brewing practices reflect directly on our environment and we take great pride in paying homage to this beautiful place we call home. Company in Castle Rock, O.
San Luis Valley Brewing – Alamosa, CO: The San Luis Valley Brewing Company began with a desire to offer the finest in craft brews and fine food in an inviting atmosphere — a place where community thrives. Scott and Angie Graber create the brews on the premise, our culinary staff prepares wonderful food, and local designer Kris Gosar has created a setting where it is easy to savor both. The Brewery opened in March, 2006.
Sanitas Brewing Company – Boulder, CO: Our mission is to brew continually enjoyable products that challenge people’s perception on beer and manifest our respect for brewing. We craft beers that rely on traditional processes, yet, display our passion for innovation. Our products are inspired by the spirit of Colorado, therefor, we use local and organic ingredients wherever possible.
Shamrock Brewing – Pueblo, CO: Located just two blocks from the Marriott Hotel and the Convention Center in the heart of Pueblo, Shamrock Brewing Company offers a distinct dining alternative. Equal parts Irish pub, brewery and restaurant make Shamrock Brewing Company a truly unique Pueblo Restaurant experience. We believe great beer, excellent food and good friends go hand in hand.
Silverton Brewing Company – Silverton, CO: Our beers are hand crafted in small batches on a five-barrel system. The volume we produce allows a hands-on approach to every beer we create.The Tap Room has 6 brews on draft during the summer season. Our canning line is running and we are in production year-round. You will find our canned beer at liquor stores throughout the western slope of Colorado.
SKA Brewing Company – Durango, CO: Somewhere out in Colorado in the year nineteen hundred ninety-five, two guys named Bill and Dave learned that while they loved gulping down a good beer, they were not yet old enough to buy it. If they brewed their own beer, they’d have all the beer they could ever want.
Station 26 Brewing – Denver, CO: We love to drink beer – all types of beer. When it comes to good beer, we don’t discriminate. Light, dark, hoppy – there is a time and a place for them all. We also love making beer. So much so, that we decided to start making it in an old Denver fire station.
Steamworks Brewing Company – Durango, CO: Steamworks Brewing Co. opened its doors in Durango in September 1996. A favorite watering hole for locals and visitors alike, our brewpub has much more to offer than award-winning craft beer. Known as a town meeting place, Steamworks enjoys a bustling, fun environment.
Storm Peak Brewing Company – Steamboat Springs, CO: Bringing something to the table for everyone. We’re also experimenting with new flavors and new techniques…
Strange Brewing Company – Denver, CO: Strange Brewing Company is the realization of a dream shared by two out-of-work IT Techs, John Fletcher and Tim Myers. Two avid homebrewers, John and Tim had worked together at the Rocky Mountain News before that newspaper closed in February, 2009. Suddenly unemployed, they needed a Plan B.
Southpark Brewing Company – Fairplay, CO: Each of our beer recipes uses only the finest hops, wheat, barley, and other ingredients to combine for a fine tasting brew. The smoothness of each swallow is unsurpassed. Experience our quality for yourself. Come in and grab a fresh pint and a bite from our mostly organic menu.
Telluride Brewing Company – Telluride, CO: Adventure brought us to these mountains. Friendship made us stay. Community made Telluride our home. These beers brings the best of these to you. Our beer comes straight from Rocky Mountain snowmelt and is made from premium malts, hops, and yeasts that create rich aromas and smooth-tasting flavors
The Baker’s Brewery – Silverthorne, CO: Our beers are designed and brewed by award-winning brewer and owner-operator Cory Forster. His extensive background at the Dillon Dam Brewery, the former Wolf Rock and his vision for excellent beers. The Bakers’ Brewery will feature beers designed for the easy drinking sessions, and the flavor packed specialty tastes.
The Brew On Broadway – Englewood, CO: The Brew on Broadway, which we affectionately call “The BoB”, is a combination craft brewery and coffee shop. Our brewery serves English style crafted beers brewed right here on the premises in downtown Englewood, Colorado. The BoB is a 1920 former grocery store that has been completely renovated into an establishment that offers folks the highest quality products in a friendly atmosphere, without having to travel to downtown Denver.
Three Barrel Brewing Company – Del Norte, CO: One of Colorado’s smallest micobreweries, makes its home in Del Norte, Colorado (7,834 ft). Established in 2005, copper-clad Price-Shonstrum Vessels help create artisan crafted brews produced from San Luis Valley grown malt, hops, honey and fresh mountain water.
Tivoli Beer – Denver, CO: Made with all German ingredients and brewed right here in Denver, Tivoli is a true re-creation of the beer first made over a century ago. The final Tivoli Brewmaster, who last brewed Tivoli in 1969, participated in this historic re-creation.
Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub – Idaho Springs, CO: Tommyknocker Brewery is nestled in the beautiful mining town of Idaho Springs, CO, just 30 miles west of Denver. Make us part of your next mountain adventure with good food and GREAT beer!
Trinity Brewing Company – Colorado Springs, CO: We not only brew the most “Artisinal Beer” in town, we also make huge efforts towards eco-sensitivity. We custom built our pub from nearly 100% recycled materials! A number of our beers are even produced in large wooden barrels which previously housed wines or spirits. Whether reviving ancient traditions, or coming up with completely new ideas, our beer will always be challenging for your pallet.
TRVE Brewing Company – Denver, CO: Our goal is to give you a rad place to hang out and drink killer beer. Founded on the Summer Solstice of 2011, our mission has always been to create beers that are beyond the pale. To us this implies new ideas, channeling Loki, and embracing chaos. It means drawing from the sounds and sights that inspire us most in life.
Twisted Pine Brewing Company – Boulder, CO: We are driven by experimentation in brewing and strong community involvement. Recognizing it is our loyal customers that allow us to pursue our passion in beer; we strive to give back as much and as often as possible. Proudly serving and distributing a wide range of beers: Ales, India Pale Ales, Stouts, Porters, Chili Beers, and more!
Two Mile High Brewing Company – Leadville, CO: From our home in beautiful Leadville, Two Mile Brewing Co. will provide central Colorado with high-quality, hand-crafted ales and lagers, brewed in small batches and served alongside a variety of fresh, locally-sourced food.
Two Rascals Brewing – Montrose, CO: The “Two Rascals” are Daniel and Brandon, wildland firefighters with the dream of starting a brewery together. When not protecting our beautiful state from fire, they can be found homebrewing, working on recipes, studying the business of craft brew and spending time with family and friends.The Rascals have been dreaming up their brewery for three years.
Upslope Brewing Company – Boulder, CO: Upslope began with a home brewer named Matt, who had a lifelong dream of crafting premium beer. After careful brewing and testing, we pumped out our first batch of Pale Ale for public consumption in the fall of 2008. Look for our beer in liquor stores and restaurants in Boulder and Colorado’s Front Range.
Verboten Brewing – Loveland, CO: Verboten is an artisan craft brewery located in Loveland. Our beers are an exciting mix between traditional styles and experimental brews, lovingly fretted over by our brewers, Josh and Joe. Handcrafted from conception until they fill your glass, our weekly rotating list makes a visit to Verboten an endlessly exciting journey for craft beer lovers.
Very Nice Brewing Company – Nederland, CO: Our brew system is small, very small. We plan on capitalizing on this by creating very original small batches of beer. We plan on keeping five regular beers on tap and having fun with any others. I want to be able to create whatever comes into my head the night before and whatever someone has convinced me is worth trying.
Walnut Brewery – Boulder, CO: Boulder’s Original Brewpub and winner of multiple Great American Beer Festival® awards including the 2008 Silver Medal & 2010 Gold Medal in the “English-Style Dark Mild Ale or Brown Ale” categories for “Old Elk Brown Ale”
Walter Brewing Company – Pueblo, CO: Walter’s Brewery existed in Pueblo, Colorado for almost 100 years and distributed its Walter’s beer all over the country. The brewery closed in 1975. After almost 40 years, Walter’s Beer is back! Now, in 2013, Walter’s Brewery is back as a microbrewery which is being produced and owned by Pueblo natives.
West Flanders Brewing Company – Boulder, CO: The story of West Flanders starts on Pearl Street in 1996. The Heinritz brothers, Mark and Chris, along with their partners opened Red Fish, a New Orleans inspired brewpub. Red Fish was a success and became a local favorite and industry leader and trendsetter in combining food and beer.
Wild Woods Brewery – Boulder, CO: A nanobrewery that creates handcrafted beers inspired by the outdoors. Our beers begin with recognizable styles and are brewed to highlight elements of the wilderness. For example, our Wildflower Pale ale contains a small amount of whole jasmine flowers which blend nicely with the floral hops.
Wit’s End Brewing Company – Denver, CO: We are an impossibly small Denver nanobrewery fueled by dreams and inspired by the limitless potential of craft beer…Look around a bit, if you like what you see, come visit us in the taproom…CHEERS!
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Wonderland Brewing – Broomfield, CO: Wonderland is a new small batch brewery with a focus on customer experience, care, and rare and unexpected beer offerings. We are excited to (finally) be under construction at our 3.6 acre Broomfield location. Our 2013 NSI System has arrived and our elves are working feverishly to commission the brewhouse.
Wynkoop Brewing Company – Denver, CO: Colorado’s first brewpub and Denver’s first craft brewery, Wynkoop Brewing Company was founded in 1988 by a group of urban pioneers led by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. Highly acclaimed small-batch beers, high quality food & service, the city’s best pool hall and our glorious 1888 building are just a few of our claims to fame.
Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub – Arvada, CO: Come experience the legendary hospitality of Nepal, along with beautiful handcrafted beer and delicious food Nepal, India, and Tibet. Read our blog here