Hops + Handrails – March 12, 2016, Longmont, CO

Hops+Handrails 2016Saturday, March. 12th | 12-6 pm | Roosevelt Park | Longmont, CO

60 Breweries | Rail Jam | Live Music feat. Sam Bush | Vendors | Kid Zone
Left Hand’s bringing the mountain to the people! In it’s fourth year, Hops+Handrails features the best of Colorado, mixing an epic beer fest with a live rail jam! Sip from 60 craft breweries, while riders do their best tricks down the 40ft. ramp with live music filling the air. Sam Bush will headline the Hops + Handrails stage, featuring his trademark bluegrass and jaw-dropping mandolin playing!

Hops + Handrails is a benefit for SOS Outreach, Chill, and the LHB Foundation.

VIP EXPERIENCE: Beer Fest + Rail Jam- $75

Exclusive Beer & Food Pairings, Couches, Private Bathroom, Shade
GENERAL ADMISSION: Beer Fest + Rail Jam – $30

General Admission, including 4 hours of unlimited sampling
GENERAL ADMISSION: Rail Jam Only – $10
KIDS (5-12yrs) – $5
KIDS (0-5yrs) – Free

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Hops + Handrails features some of Colorado’s best riders,
showing off their tricks on Left Hand’s 40 ft ramp & rails!

Riders will participate in the Open, Women’s, & Junior’s categories with prizes below.

Open :
1st- $1K, 2nd – $500, 3rd -$250
Women’s :
1st- $1K, 2nd – $500, 3rd -$250
Juniors:
Burton Gear


Sip from over 60 craft breweries, across 4 hours of unlimited sampling!

300 Suns Fate Renegade
4 Noses Firestone Walker Revolution
Avery Ft Collins Rockyard
Bear Republic Gravity Shoes & Brews
Big Choice Great Divide Sierra Nevada
Big Thompson Green Flash Ska
Bootstrap Brewing Grimm Brothers Skeye
Boston Beer Grossen Bart Station 26
Boulder Beer Liquid Mechanics Stem Ciders
Bristol Beer Lost Abbey Stone
City Star Loveland Aleworks Telluride
Crazy Mountain Melvin The Traveler Beer Company
Crow Hop Mountain Sun Three Weavers
Dark Horse New Holland Trinity
Declaration New Belgium Twisted Pine
Denver Beer Ninkasi Upslope
Deschutes North Coast Victory
Dogfish Head Odd13 Wibby
Dry Dock Odell Wild Cider
Eddyline Oskar Blues Wild Woods
Elevation Post Wiley Roots
Epic Pumphouse

Colorado Winners: 2014 World Beer Cup

The World Beer Cup is put on every other year by The Brewers Association, which is headquartered in Boulder, CO. The World Beer Cup is a popular event among brewers and brewing companies, as it brings together the best and brightest in the brewing industry. The 2014 World Beer Cup and Craft Brewers Conference took place in Denver, CO, and included a whopping 4,754 beers, 1,403 breweries from 58 countries and 94 styles of beer! Colorado brewers fared well at the World Beer Cup, bringing home 24 medals (10 Gold, 5 Silver, 9 Bronze).2014-world-beer-cup-banner

According to The Brewers Association, “The mission of the World Beer Cup is to create greater consumer awareness around the world about the quality and diversity displayed by the various beers of the world. The World Beer Cup is dedicated to recognizing both the traditions and innovations shared by the entire brewing industry as well as those customs unique to specific countries and regions. The World Beer Cup also promotes the responsible consumption of beer as an alcohol-containing beverage and urges beer producers and distributors to encourage beer enthusiasts to savor the flavor of beer responsibly.”

Colorado Winners @ The 2014 World Beer Cup:

  • Fruit Beer (57 entries) GOLD: Cherry Kriek, Strange Brewing Co, Denver, CO, SILVER: Apricot Blonde, Dry Dock Brewing Co Aurora, CO
  • Chocolate Beer (51 Entries) GOLD: Shake Chocolate Porter, Boulder Beer Co Boulder, CO
  • Coffee Beer (109 Entries) GOLD: Big Shot Espresso Stout, Twisted Pine Brewing Co – Boulder, CO
  • Indigenous Beer (37 Entries) GOLD: Wild and Crazy Rye, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery – Boulder,CO / Huntington Beach, CA
    BRONZE: Got Beer, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery – Boulder, CO / Huntington Beach, CA
  • Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Beer (112 Entries) BRONZE: Bourbon Barrel Aged Mountain Man, Verboten Brewing – Loveland, CO
  • Baltic-Style Porter (44 Entries) SILVER: The Baltic Gnome, Rock Bottom – Denver, CO
  • American-Style Lager / Light Lager or Pilsener (53 Entries) GOLD: Coors Light, Coors Brewing Co Golden, CO
    BRONZE: Coors Banquet, Coors Brewing Co – Golden, CO
  • American-Style Amber Lager (34 Entries) GOLD: Winterfest, AC Golden Brewing Co – Golden, CO
  • Australasian-Style Pale Ale / International-Style Pale Ale (33 Entries)
    SILVER: River Runners Pale Ale, Eddyline Brewing Buena Vista, CO
  • French & Belgian-Style Saison (91 Entries) GOLD: Saison, Aspen Brewing Co – Aspen, CO
  • Belgian-Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale (46 Entries) BRONZE: Jean-Claude Van Blond, Wit’s End Brewing Co Denver, CO
  • Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale (41 Entries) SILVER: Deceit, Funkwerks – Fort Collins, CO
  • Ordinary / Special Bitter (37 Entries) GOLD: Sawtooth Ale, Left Hand Brewing Co – Longmont, CO
  • English-Style Brown Ale (49 Entries) BRONZE: No Name, Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co – Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Oatmeal Stout (57 Entries) SILVER: Pure Imagination, Verboten Brewing – Loveland, CO
  • British-Style Imperial Stout (42 Entries) BRONZE: Weapon of Self Destruction Imperial Stout, Riff Raff Brewing Co – Pagosa Springs, CO
  • Irish-Style Red Ale (46 Entries) GOLD: George Killian’s Irish Red, Coors Brewing Co – Golden, CO
  • Foreign-Style Stout (38 Entries) BRONZE: Devil Dog Stout, Red Leg Brewing Co – Colorado Springs, CO
  • American-Style Pale Ale (122 Entries) BRONZE: Featherweight Pale, Cannonball Creek Brewing Co – Golden, CO
  • American-Style Amber / Red Ale (90 Entries) GOLD: Runoff, Odell Brewing Co – Fort Collins, CO
  • World Beer Cup Champion Brewery & Brewmaster – Large Brewing Company
    Coors Brewing Company, Dr. David Ryder – Golden, CO

2013 Top 50 Craft Breweries List: Includes 6 From Colorado

CBP13_Top_50_ BreweriesThe Brewers Association recently released their list of the 2013 Top 50 Craft Breweries in the U.S. For the 2nd year in a row, 6 Colorado breweries are on the list. The 6 on the list include; New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Odell, Left Hand, Rock Bottom & Breckenridge. These 6 are the same as last year, but a few of them have moved spots on the list from 2012. Left Hand Brewing Co. made the biggest jump, moving up 5 spots from #43 to #38. Oskar Blues moved up 3 spots from #27 to #24. On the other end of the spectrum, Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries (Rock Bottom) dropped 7 spots from #32 to #39.

6 Colorado Breweries listed in the top 50 Craft Breweries in the U.S.

  • New Belgium Brewing Co: #3 (no change from 2012)
  • Oskar Blues Brewery: #24 (up 3 spots from 2013)
  • Odell Brewing Co: #34 (down 1 spot from 2012)
  • Left Hand Brewing Co: #38 (up 5 spots from 2012)
  • Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries (Rock Bottom): #39 (down 7 spots from 2012)
  • Breckenridge Brewery: #40 (up 1 spot from 2012)

Of the 6 Colorado Breweries listed in the top 50 Craft Breweries, 4 of them are also listed in the top 50 overall brewery list!

4 Colorado Breweries listed in the top 50 overall:

  • New Belgium Brewing Co: #8 (no change from 2012)
  • Oskar Blues Brewery: #33 (up 3 spots from 2012)
  • Odell Brewing Co: #44 (no change from 2012)
  • Left Hand Brewing Co: #50 (1st time on the list!)

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Colorado Craft Beer Week – March 21-29, 2014

Tomorrow marks the start of the annual Colorado craft beer celebration, Colorado Craft Beer Week. The celebration consists of a collection of events featuring local brewers, restaurants and pubs that serve Colorado craft beer. The next nine days will be a great time to try a new brewery, or check out a taphouse or pub you’ve never been to. There are quite a few different opportunities during the week to learn more about the ever growing Colorado craft beer industry.

ColoradoCraftBeerWeekColorado Craft Beer Week is run by the Colorado Brewers Guild. As they describe it, “Colorado Craft Beer Week is a nine-day celebration of Colorado’s craft brewers, pubs and restaurants. Dozens of events will showcase brewers and educate beer lovers about Colorado’s unique craft beer community.”

There are too many events to list them all, so here are the featured events for the week:

  • Collaboration Fest: March 22, 2014 – This event will showcase the release of over 20 Colorado collaboration beers, all being unveiled at the event! Each beer featured at Collaboration Festival will be created by at least one Colorado Brewers Guild member, with other participating breweries coming from near and far.
  • Escape to Colorado: March 21-29, 2014 – All week long, Epic Brewing will be donating $.25 per pint sold in the tap room of our much-loved Escape to Colorado IPA to the Colorado Brewers Guild. Raise a glass to the CBG for all the work they do for Colorado’s craft breweries.
  • Colorado Craft Beer Week Classic: March 25, 2014 – In celebration of Colorado Craft Beer Week, Lou’s Food is teaming up with four of Colorado’s top breweries to host a 5-course beer dinner. Featured beers provided by Avery Brewing Co., Left Hand Brewing. Upslope Brewing Company and Prost Brewing.
  • New Kids on the Block: March 27, 2014 – New Kids on the Block is a beer-centric event celebrating Colorado breweries under 2 years old. Come in your finest 80s duds to this all-you-can-drink event! The event will include unlimited beer tastings, 80′s jams, a beer-themed buffet and a costume contest.
  • Hops & Handrails: March 29, 2014 – Left Hand Brewing is excited to announce the return of Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam, on March 29th in Longmont, Colorado. The hybrid winter event will feature the finest craft breweries alongside a 25’ high ski ramp at Left Hand Brewery. Hops & Handrails will bring the best Colorado has to offer in a family friendly winter wonderland loaded with snowboards and craft beer!

There are quite a few more events going on during Colorado Craft Beer Week. To find out more, check out the event calendar. Have a fun week checking out Colorado craft beer, and be safe out there!

Colorado Craft Beer Map

Colorado-Craft-Beer-Map-HeaderCheck out our Colorado Craft Beer Map – a helpful tool to easily find local breweries across Colorado. Simply type in the brewery name in the search bar, or sort by city/region in the drop down. We hope this helps all of your wildest beer dreams come true. Cheers!

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105 West Brewing Parker 1043 Park St, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109
12Degree Brewing Boulder 820 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027, United States
1933 Brewing Fort Collins Suite C, 4025 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO 80525
3 Freaks Brewery Littleton 7140 E County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
300 Suns Brewing Longmont 335 1st Ave., Unit C Longmont, Colorado 80501
38 State Brewing Littleton 8071 S. Broadway, Unit A Littleton, CO 80122
4B's Brewery Western Slope 215 W. Main St. Cedaredge, Colorado 81413
7 Hermits Brewing Mountains (I-70) 717 Sylvan Lake rd unit B-1 Eagle, CO 81631
AC Golden Brewing Company Golden 1221 Ford St Golden, CO
Alpine Dog Brewery Denver 1505 Odgen St. Denver, Colorado 80218
Amicas Microbrewery & Pizza Southern Colorado 136 E. 2nd St. Salida, CO 81201
Animas Brewing Company Southern Colorado 1560 West 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301, United States
Arvada Beer Company Arvada 5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002
Asher Brewing Company Boulder 5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
Aspen Brewing Company Mountains (I-70) 304 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
Avalanche Brewing Company Mountains (I-70) 1067 Blair Street, Silverton, CO 81433
Avery Brewing Company Boulder 4910 Nautilus Court North, Boulder, CO 80301, United States
Backcountry Brewery Mountains (I-70) 720 Main St, Frisco, CO 80443
Baere Brewing Company Denver 320 Broadway, Unit E Denver, Colorado 80203
Barnett & Son Brewing Parker 18425 Pony Express Dr. Parker, CO 80134
Barrels & Bottles Brewery Golden 600 12th Street Golden, CO
Beer By Design Brewery Northglenn 2100 E 112th Ave #1, Northglenn, CO 80233
Berthoud Brewing Berthoud 450 8th St, Berthoud, CO 80513, United States
Bierwerks Brewery Colorado Springs 121 E Midland Ave, Woodland Park, CO 80863 (719) 686-8100
Big Beaver Brewing Company Loveland 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO 80537
Big Choice Brewing Broomfield 7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO 80020 (303) 469-2616
Black Bottle Brewery Fort Collins 1611 S College Ave 1605 & 1609, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Black Forest Meadery Colorado Springs 6420 Burrows Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
Black Shirt Brewing Denver 3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205
Black Sky Brewery Denver 490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204
Blue Moon Brewing Company Denver 2161 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205
Blue Spruce Brewing Centennial 4151 E County Line Rd, Centennial, CO 80122, United States
Boggy Draw Brewery Denver 3535 S Platte River Dr, Sheridan, CO 80110
Bonfire Brewing Mountains (I-70) 127 W 2nd St, Eagle, CO 81631
Boostrap Brewing Boulder 6778 N. 79th Street Niwot, CO 80503 303-652-4186
Bottom Shelf Brewery Western Slope 118 E Mill St, Bayfield, CO 81122, United States
Boulder Beer Company Boulder 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO 80301
Breckenridge Brewery Denver 2220 Blake St Denver, CO
Brewery Rickoli Wheat Ridge 4335 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Brewpub & Kitchen Durango,Southern Colorado 117 W College Dr, Durango, CO 81301
Briar Common Brewery & Eatery Denver 2298 Clay St, Denver, CO 80211
Bristol Brewing Company Colorado Springs 1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Brix Taphouse & Brewery Greeley 813 8th St, Greeley, CO 80631, United States
Broken Compass Brewery Central Mountains,Mountains (I-70) 68 Continental Ct, Breckenridge, CO 80424, United States
Broken Plow Brewery Greeley 4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO 80634, United States
BRU Handmade Ales & Eats Boulder 5290 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303, United States
Buckhorn Brewers Loveland 4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO, United States
Buckhorn Brewers Loveland 4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO 80537
Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery Denver 4700 Cherry Creek Dr S, Denver, CO 80246
Butcherknife Brewing Northern Mountains 2875 Elk River Road Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Call to Arms Brewery Denver 4526 Tennyson Street | Denver, CO 80212
Can't Stop Brewing Denver 240 S Pecos St Denver, Colorado 80223
Cannonball Creek Brewing Company Golden 393 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80403
Carbondale Beer Works Mountains (I-70) 647 Main St, Carbondale, CO 81623
Carver Brewing Company Southern Colorado 1022 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Casey Brewing & Blending Mountains (I-70) 3421 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Caution Brewing Company Lakewood 1057 S Wadsworth Blvd #60, Lakewood, Colorado 80226
CB & Potts Brewery Fort Collins 1415 W Elizabeth St Ft. Collins, CO
Chain Reaction Brewing Denver 902 S Lipan Street Denver, CO 80223
City Star Brewing Company 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO 80513
Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery Western Slope 602 Clinton St, Ridgway, CO 81432
Colorado Mountain Brewery Colorado Springs 11202 Rampart Hills View, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Comrade Brewing Company Aurora 7667 E Iliff Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80231
Coopersmith's Pub & Brewery Fort Collins 5 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Copper Club Brewing Western Slope 233 E. Aspen St.Fruita, CO 81521
Copper Kettle Brewing Company Denver 1338 S Valentia St #100, Denver, CO 80247
Coyote J. Brewery - J. Fargo Family Dining Western Slope,Southern Colorado 1209 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
Crabtree Brewing Company Greeley 2961 29th St, Greeley, CO 80631
Crazy Mountain Brewery Mountains (I-70) 439 Edwards Access Rd, Edwards, CO 81632
Creede Brewing Company Denver 7314 Washington Street, Denver, CO, United States
Crooked Stave Denver 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216
Crow Hop Brewing Loveland 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO 80537, United States
Crystal Springs Brewing Boulder 657 S. TAYLOR AVE, UNIT E, LOUISVILLE
Dad & Dudes Breweria Aurora 6730 S Cornerstar Way, Aurora, CO 80016
De Steeg Brewing Denver 4342 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
Dead Hippie Brewing Denver 3701 S. Santa Fe Dr Unit 7 Sheridan, CO 80110
Declaration Brewing Denver 2030 S Cherokee St Denver, CO 80223
Deep Draft Brewing Denver 1604 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Delores River Brewery Western Slope 100 S 4th St, Dolores, CO 81323
Denver Beer Company Denver 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202
Denver ChopHouse & Brewery Denver 1735 19th Street Suite 100 Denver, CO 80202
Diebolt Brewing Company Denver 3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO 80211
Dillon Dam Brewery Mountains (I-70) 100 Little Dam St, Dillon, CO 80435
Dodgeton Creek Brewing Southern Colorado 36730 Democracy Dr., Trinidad, CO 81082
Dostal Alley Brewpub Mountains (I-70) 116 Main St, Central City, CO 80427
Dry Dock Brewing Company Aurora 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014
Durango Brewing Company Durango 3000 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Echo Brewing Company Frederick 5969 Iris Parkway Unit C Frederick, CO 80530
Eddyline Brewing Company Central Mountains 926 S Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211
El Rancho Brewing Mountains (I-70) 29260 U.S. 40, Evergreen, CO 80439, United States
Eldo Brewery & Taproom Western Slope 215 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Elevation Beer Company Central Mountains 115 Pahlone Pkwy, Poncha Springs, CO 81242
Elk Mountain Brewing Company Parker 18921 E Plaza Dr, Parker, CO 80134
Equinox Brewing Company Fort Collins 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Estes Park Brewery Northern Mountains 470 Prospect Village Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
Fate Brewing Company Boulder 1600 38th St, Boulder, CO 80301
Fermaentra Brewing Denver 1715 East Evans Ave. Denver, CO
Fiction Beer Company Denver 7101 East Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80220
Fieldhouse Brewing Company Colorado Springs 521 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Finkel & Garf Brewery Boulder 5455 Spine Rd, Unit A, Boulder, CO 80301
Floodstage Ale Works Denver 170 S Main St, Brighton, CO, United States
Former Future Brewing Denver 1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Fort Collins Brewery Fort Collins 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Fossil Craft Beer Company Colorado Springs 2845 Ore Mill Road Suite 1, Colorado Springs CO 80904 US
Front Range Brewing 400 W South Boulder Rd #1650, Lafayette, CO 80026
Funkwerks Fort Collins 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Glenwood Canyon Brewing Mountains (I-70) 402 7th St, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Gold Camp Brewing Colorado Springs 1007 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Golden Block Brewery Mountains (I-70) PO Box 657 1227 Greene Street Silverton, CO 81433 US
Golden City Brewery Golden 920 12th St, Golden, CO 80401
Goldspot Brewing Denver 4970 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO 80221
Gore Range Brewery Mountains (I-70) 41290 B-2 & B-3 US HWY 6, Vail COLORADO 81657
Grand Lake Brewing Northern Mountains 9921 U.S. 34, Grand Lake, CO 80447
Grandma's House Denver 1710 South Broadway Denver, CO 80210
Gravity Brewing Louisville 1150 Pine St, Louisville, CO 80027
Great Divide Brewing Denver 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205
Great Frontier Brewing Company Lakewood 2010 S Oak St, Lakewood, CO 80227
Great Storm Brewing Colorado Springs 204 Mt View Ln #3, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Green Mountain Beer Co Lakewood 2585 S Lewis Way, Lakewood, CO 80227, United States
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO 80537
Grist Brewing Company Littleton 9150 Commerce Center Cir #300, Littleton, CO 80129
Gunnison Brewery Western Slope 138 N Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230
Halfpenny Brewing Company Centennial 5150 E. Arapahoe Rd., Unit D1-B, Centennial, CO 80122
Hall Brewing Parker 8530 Vinegaroon Rd, Parker, CO 80138
Hideaway Park Brewery Mountains (I-70) 78927 U.S. 40, Winter Park, CO 80482, United States
High Hops Brewery Windsor 6461 Colorado 392, Windsor, CO 80550
Hogshead Brewery Denver 4460 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO 80212
Holidaily Brewing Company Golden 801 Brickyard Cir, Golden, CO 80403, United States
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company Fort Collins 124 Racquette Dr Fort Collins, CO 80524
Horsefly Brewing Company Western Slope 648 East Main Street, Montrose, Colorado 81401
Industrial Revolution Brewing Company Lafayette 285 Cheesman St Erie, CO 80516
Iron Bird Brewing Colorado Springs 402 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Ironworks Brewery & Pub Lakewood 12354 W Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80228
J Wells Brewery Boulder 2516 49th st #5 Boulder CO 80301
Jaks Brewing Company Colorado Springs 7654 McLaughlin Rd, Peyton, CO 80831, United States
Joyride Brewing Company Denver 2501 Sheridan Blvd - Edgewater, CO 80214
Judge Baldwin's Brewery Colorado Springs 4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Kannah Creek Brewing Western Slope 1960 North 12th St. Grand Junction, CO 81501
Kokopelli Brewing Westminster 8931 N Harlan St, Westminster, CO 80031
Lariat Lodge Brewing Mountains (I-70) 27618 Fireweed Drive Evergreen CO 80439
Left Hand Brewing Company Longmont 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO 80501
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company Lafayette 297 U.S. 287 Lafayette, CO, 80026
Living The Dream Brewing Company Littleton 12305 Dumont Way, Unit A Littleton, CO 80125
Locavore Beer Works Littleton 5950 S Platte Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80123
Lost Highway Brewery Denver 520 E. Colfax, Denver, Colorado 80203
Loveland Aleworks Loveland 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO 80537
LowDown Brewery & Kitchen Denver 800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203, United States
Lumpy Ridge Brewing Northern Mountains 531 S St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, United States
Mad Jack's Mountain Brewery Central Mountains 23 Main Street, Bailey, CO 80421
Mahogany Ridge Brewery Northern Mountains 435 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, United States
Main Street Brewery Western Slope,Southern Colorado 21 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321, United States
Mancos Brewing Company Western Slope,Southern Colorado 550 W. Railroad Ave Mancos, CO 81328
Manitou Brewing Company Colorado Springs 725 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO
Meadery of the Rockies Western Slope 3701 G Rd, Palisade, CO 81526, United States
Mockery Brewing Denver 3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO 80216, United States
Moffat Station Restaurant & Microbrewery Central Mountains,Mountains (I-70) 81699 US-40, Winter Park, CO 80482
Moonlight Pizza & Brewery Central Mountains,Southern Colorado 242 F St, Salida, CO 81201, United States
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery Boulder 1535 Pearl St Boulder, CO 80302
Mountain Toad Brewing Golden 900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401
Mu Brewery Aurora 9735 E. Colfax Ave. Aurora, Co 80010
Nano 108 Brewing Colorado Springs 2402 Waynoka Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80915, United States
New Belgium Brewing Fort Collins 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
New Planet Beer Boulder 3980 Broadway St #103, Boulder, CO 80304
Nighthawk Brewery Broomfield 2780 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO 80020
Oasis Brewing Company Denver 2540 19th Street, Denver, CO 80211, United States
Odd 13 Brewing Lafayette 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO 80026
Odell Brewing Fort Collins 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada 5535 W 56th Ave #107, Arvada, CO 80002
Old Colorado Brewing Company Fort Collins 8121 First Street, Wellington, CO, United States
Old Mine Cidery & Brewpub Lafayette 500 Briggs St. Erie, CO 80516
Oskar Blues Brewery Longmont 1800 Pike Road, Unit B Longmont, Colorado 80501
Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew Denver 2810 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205
Ouray Brewing Company Western Slope 607 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427, United States
Ourayle House Brewery Western Slope 215 7th Ave, Ouray, CO 81427, United States
Pagosa Brewing Company Southern Colorado 118 N. Pagosa Blvd., Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Palisade Brewing Company Western Slope 200 Peach Ave Palisade, CO, 81526
Paradox Beer Company Colorado Springs 106 U.S. 24, CO 80863
Pateros Creek Brewing Fort Collins 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Peaks N Pines Brewery Colorado Springs 4005 Tutt Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Phantom Creek Brewery Colorado Springs 2 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Pikes Peak Brewing Company Colorado Springs 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO 80132
Pints Pub Denver 221 West 13th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204
Platt Park Brewing Company Denver 1875 S. Pearl Street Denver, CO 80201
Post Brewing Company Lafayette 105 West Emma St., Lafayette, CO. 80026
Powder Keg Brewing Boulder 101 2nd Avenue, Niwot, Colorado, 80544-1047
Prost Brewing Company Denver 2540 19th St, Denver, CO 80211
Pug Ryan's Brewing Mountains (I-70) 104 Village Pl, Dillon, CO 80435
Pumphouse Brewery Longmont 540 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501
Ratio Beerworks Denver 2920 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
Red Leg Brewing Company Colorado Springs 4630 Forge Road, Suite B Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Renegade Brewing Company Denver 925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
Revolution Brewing Western Slope 325 Grand Ave, Paonia, CO 81428
Riff Raff Brewing Company Southern Colorado 274 Pagosa St, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
River North Brewery Denver 2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO 80205
Roaring Fork Beer Company Mountains (I-70) 1941 Dolores Way, Carbondale, Colorado 81623
Rock Bottom Brewery Denver 1001 16th Street Mall #100 80265
Rockslide Restaurant & Brewery Western Slope 401 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Rockyard Brewing Company 880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80109
Royal Gorge Brewing & Restaurant Southern Colorado 413 Main St, Cañon City, CO 81212, United States
Saint Patrick's Brewing Company Littleton 2842 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80120, United States
San Luis Valley Brewing Southern Colorado 631 Main St, Alamosa, CO 81101
Sanitas Brewing Company Boulder 3550 Frontier Ave, Boulder, CO 80301
Seedstock Brewing Company Denver 3610 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204, United States
Shamrock Brewing Southern Colorado 108 W 3rd St, Pueblo, CO 81003
Shoes & Brews Longmont 63 South Pratt Parkway Unit B, Longmont, CO 80501
SKA Brewing Durango 225 Girard St, Durango, CO 81303
Skeye Brewing Longmont 900 S Hover Rd, Longmont, CO 80501
Smiling Toad Brewery Colorado Springs 1757 S 8th St #100, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Smuggler's Brewpub Western Slope 225 S Pine St, Telluride, CO 81320
Snowbank Brewing Fort Collins 225 N Lemay Ave Suite 1, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Southern Sun Brewery & Pub Boulder 627 S Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305
Southpark Brewing Company Central Mountains 285 US-285 Fairplay, CO 80440
Station 26 Brewing 7045 East 38th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80207
Steamworks Brewing Durango 801 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Storm Peak Brewing Northern Mountains 1744 Lincoln Ave‎ Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Storybook Brewing Colorado Springs 3121 A North El Paso Street Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Strange Brewing Company Denver 1330 Zuni St, Denver, CO 80204
Suds Brothers Brewery Western Slope 127 E Aspen Ave, Fruita, CO 81521
Telluride Brewing Company Western Slope 156 Society Dr, Telluride, CO 81435
The Baker's Brewery Mountains (I-70) 531 Silverthorne Ln, Silverthorne, CO 80498
The Brew on Broadway Denver 3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80110
The Eldo Brewery Western Slope 215 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224, United States
Three Barrel Brewing Southern Colorado 586 Columbia Ave, Del Norte, CO 81132
Tommyknocker Brewery Mountains (I-70) 1401 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Trinity Brewing Company Colorado Springs 1466 Garden of the Gods Rd W #184, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
TRVE Brewing Company Denver 227 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Twisted Pine Brewing Boulder 3201 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80301
Two Mile High Brewing Company Central Mountains PO Box 1509 Leadville, CO 80461
Two Rascals Brewing Western Slope 147 N 1st St, Montrose, CO 81401
Two22 Brew Centennial 4550 S Reservoir Rd Centennial, CO 80015
Upslope Brewing - Flatiron Park Boulder 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO 80301
Upslope Brewing Company Boulder 1501 Lee Hill Dr, Boulder, CO 80304
Ursula Brewery Aurora 2101 North Ursula Unit 10, Aurora, Colorado 80045
Ute Pass Brewing Central Mountains,Colorado Springs 24 Woodland Valley Road, Woodland Park, CO 80863, U.S.
Vail Brewing Company Mountains (I-70) 41290 B-2 & B-3 US HWY 6, Vail COLORADO 81657
Verboten Brewing Loveland 1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO 80537
Very Nice Brewing Boulder 20 Lakeview Dr, Nederland, CO 80466
Vindication Brewing Boulder 6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO 80301
Vine Street Pub & Brewery Denver 1700 Vine St, Denver, CO 80206, United States
Walnut Brewery Boulder 1123 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
Walter Brewing Company Southern Colorado 126 S. Oneida St, Pueblo, Colorado 81003
WeldWerks Brewing Greeley 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631, United States
West Flanders Brewing Boulder 1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Westbound & Down Brewing Company Mountains (I-70) 1617 Miner Street, Idaho Springs, CO 80452, United States
WestFax Brewing Company Denver,Lakewood 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214, United States
Westminster Brewing Company Westminster 7655 West 108th Avenue, Unit 600 Westminster, CO 80021
Wild Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery Boulder 70 E 1st St, Nederland, CO 80466, United States
Wild Woods Brewery Boulder 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO 80301
Wiley Roots Brewing Greeley 625 3rd St, Greeley, CO 80631, United States
Wit's End Brewing Denver 2505 W 2nd Ave #13, Denver, CO 80219
Wolfe Brewing Southern Colorado 2045 Eagle Dr, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Wonderland Brewing Broomfield 5450 W. 120th Ave., Broomfield, CO 80020
Wynkoop Brewing Company Denver 1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202
Yak & Yeti Brewpub Arvada 7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO 80002
Yampa Valley Brewing Company Northern Mountains,Central Mountains 106 E Jefferson Ave, Hayden, CO 81639, United States
Zephyr Brewing Denver 1421 26th St, Denver, CO 80205
Zwei Brewing Company Fort Collins 4612 S Mason St #120, Fort Collins, CO 80525

 

About


Colorado Craft Brews was born after years of cultivating a love of local craft beer. Jeremy Fleming is a Colorado native, and like many locals, he had a dedicated relationship with Coors for the majority of his adult life (only after he turned 21, of course). In July of 2008, he attended the Colorado Brewers’ Rendezvous in Salida, CO for the first time. This was when he realized how many great Colorado craft beers were available. An evolving taste for craft beer led IMG_20130609_184613him to leave his longtime love (Coors Banquet Beer), to move on and see what else was out there…ultimately his love for Colorado craft beer became so great, he decided he had to spread the word to others, and Colorado Craft Brews was created in February 2013. While he still enjoys a Coors Banquet, he has developed a serious connection with IPAs.  Jeremy’s favorite Colorado craft beer is the Tommyknocker Pick Axe IPA.

Thanks for visiting! I hope www.ColoradoCraftBrews.com is a valuable resource for you. Please feel free to contact me, or to submit information for use in blog posts here.

Cheers,

Jeremy

Denver Makes It Rain – Fundraiser for Colorado families affected by fires

Denver Makes It Rain
 
Denver Makes It Rain is a fundraiser to raise money for the many families that were affected by the devastating wildfires this summer. The non profit organizations that will receive the donations are the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Black Forest Foundation. The Denver Makes It Rain Fundraiser will be held this Sunday, August 4th from 2-8 pm. Tickets are on sale now for $10 and day of show is $15. If you love Colorado craft beer, and want to help out families in need, this is a must attend event!  The event will be held at Prost Brewing, which is west of I-25 accross from Coors Field at 2540 19th St. Denver, CO 80211.
 
All ticket sales include one free beer ticket and one free raffle ticket. Once inside you can buy beer tickets: $4/1 beer ticket or $20/6 beer tickets. There will be 16 craft breweries from Colorado donating 3-4 kegs each. Including: Odell, Stone, Prost, Alaskan, Elevation, Lagunitas, Great Divide, Firestone Walker, Oskar Blues, Breckenridge, Rock Bottom, Left Hand, Boulder Beer, Boulevard, Crazymountain, Hall Brewing. Raffles include over $2,000 worth of restaurants, chiropractors, bars, museums, bowling alleys. $4/ raffle ticket. Food trucks, live art, family friendly and live music including Building a Desert, Lead by Design, Digg, G.R.V., and headlining Joey Porter’s Vital Organ!
 
Buy tickets online at www.cervantesmasterpiece.com or visit our website at www.facebook.com/DenverMakesItRain 
 
100% of ticket sales, beer sales and raffle sales and 20% of food and merchandise sales go to the non profits! 

Beer Mapping: The rise of Craft Beer

The New Yorker recently ran a story about the rise of craft beer in the United States. There are currently 2,360 American craft breweries, and the number is steadily rising each year. The flavors, styles and unique characteristics of craft beer play a major part in the rise in craft beer. Another major reason for the popularity of craft beer is that Americans continue to gravitate towards locally grown and sourced food and beverages. Craft beer is a great example of this. There is something special about getting a freshly brewed beer from a tap, or from a bottle that was filled earlier that day. Chances are the beer was not only brewed locally, but included ingredients that were sourced locally as well.

Black & Tan from Brewery Rickoli in Wheat Ridge, CO

A few interesting facts:

  • Costco’s beer sales now make up 30% of all beer sales.
  • All but 2 states brewed more craft beer in 2012 than in 2011.
  • 27 of the top 50 craft breweries are located in California, New England, Oregon, or the Mid-Atlantic coast. Meaning most of the larger craft breweries are on either the East Cost or West Coast.
  • Colorado has 6 breweries that are listed in the top 50 craft breweries in the country.
  • Craft breweries are least dense in the South.

The story by The New Yorker includes a really cool map that can be sorted by many different criteria. You can sort the map to find out more about breweries in an individual state, how many breweries there are per 500,000 people, which breweries are growing the fastest, or many other other categories. Below are some facts that pertain to Colorado breweries, or to the craft beer industry in Colorado.

Colorado Beer Facts:

  • Two of the top 50 fastest growing craft breweries are Oskar Blues (#36) and Upslope Brewing Company (#41)
  • Breckenridge Brewery, Left Hand, New Belgium, Odell Brewing, Oskar Blues and rank in the top 50 largest craft breweries.
  • In 2012 Colorado had 151 craft breweries, ranking #3 of all states.
  • Total Colorado craft beer production was 1,291,711 barrels, ranking #3 of all states.
  • Total Colorado craft beer production went up 8.98%, ranking #41 of all states.
  • Colorado has 15 craft breweries for every 500,000 people, ranking #5 of all states.

Check out some of the great information available from the beer map on newyorker.com.
For even more information about the craft beer industry, check out the Brewer’s Association’s website

Top 50 Craft Breweries List Includes 6 From Colorado

On April 10, 2013 the Brewers Association released it’s annual list of the Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies in the U.S. The list for 2013 is based on sales volume totals from 2012. Six Colorado breweries made the list including; New Belgium Brewing Co., Oskar Blues Brewing Co., Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries Inc., Odell Brewing, Breckenridge Brewery and Left Hand Brewing Co. New Belgium came in on top of the list for Colorado breweries, and came in 3rd overall on the top 50 U.S Craft Breweries list.

Colorado Brewery Rankings in the Top 50 U.S. Craft Breweries:

  • New Belgium #3
  • Oskar Blues #27
  • Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries #32
  • Odell Brewing #33
  • Breckenridge Brewery #41
  • Left Hand #43

While six Colorado Breweries finished in the top 50 U.S Craft Breweries list, four of those breweries also came in the Top 50 Overall U.S. Breweries List. The four Colorado breweries in the top 50 overall include: New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries and Odell Brewing.

Colorado Brewery Rankings in the Top 50 U.S. Overall Breweries:

  • New Belgium #8
  • Oskar Blues #36
  • Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries #43
  • Odell Brewing #44

Overall, craft beer sales totaled 6% of all beer sales in the U.S. According to Paul Gatza, Director, Brewers Association. “Increasingly, beer lovers are turning to craft brewed beer from small and independent producers to satisfy their thirst for bold, innovative and flavor-forward beers.” With the continued growth and popularity of craft beer, the percentage of craft beer in the overall beer sales should rise each year.

Other interesting facts about the craft beer industry:

  • Craft brewers currently provide an estimated 108,440 jobs in the U.S., including serving staff in brewpubs.
  • Growth of the craft brewing industry in 2012 was 15% by volume and 17% by dollars compared to growth in 2011 of 13% by volume and 15% by dollars.
  • Craft brewers sold an estimated 13,235,917 barrels* of beer in 2012, up from 11,467,337 in 2011.
  • The craft brewing sales share in 2012 was 6.5% by volume and 10.2% by dollars.
  • As of March 18, 2013, the Brewers Association is aware of 409 brewery openings in 2012 (310 microbreweries and 99 brewpubs) and 43 brewery closings (18 microbreweries and 25 brewpubs).
  • 2,347 craft breweries operated for some or all of 2012, comprised of 1,132 brewpubs, 1,118 microbreweries and 97 regional craft breweries.

To view more statistics and information from the Brewers Association follow these links:
1) Top 50 Breweries List
2) Craft Beer Facts

The 2013 Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival was a great event!

The 2013 Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival was held Saturday, April 6th in Downtown Breckenridge, CO. There was a lot of buzz as beer enthusiasts gathered to sample some of the best craft beer Colorado, and the United States has to offer. From big national brewers like Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada to smaller regional brewers like Palisade Brewery and San Luis Valley Brewing, the event provided visitors a chance to sample many different types of beer. Several Colorado favorites were available with AC Golden, Breckenridge Brewery, Great Divide, Left Hand, Odell and Oskar Blues providing their popular craft beers.

The atmosphere in Downtown Breckenridge was lively and fun as beer enthusiasts from all over gathered to sample a great mix of quality craft beers. The event catered to an audience of all ages, and many families came to enjoy the festival. Live music created a nice vibe as many participants danced in the street to the music of 7Horse, Mountain Standard Time, and Max Gomez. There is nothing quite like drinking a fresh beer, while listening to good music with the mountains above Breckenridge in the background!

 Breck Beer Fest (2) 4-6-13 Breck Beer Fest 4-6-13

Best Beers (in our opinion). Keep in mind that there were so many great beers available to taste, we didn’t even come close to trying all of them! To see a list of all brewers that participated in the event, click here.

  • Wheat: Pug Ryan’s Morningwood Wheat was outstanding. A smooth taste, with very subtle spiciness and a nice finish.
  • Stout: Left Hand’s Milk Stout was really tasty. The subtle taste of coffee, without being overpowering. The Milk Stout has a nice creamy/frosty finish and goes down really smooth.
  • Belgian: Avery’s White Rascal has a spicy, sweet and unique taste. As we overheard someone say “It tastes like Christmas!” While that is not how we would describe it, the saying actually works.
  • Lager: Colorado Native was our favorite lager of the day. A distinct malt flavor with some bitterness and an overall clean, crisp taste.
  • IPA: The Odell IPA was our first beer of the day, and just so happened to be our favorite IPA as well. Great hoppiness, with smooth, subtle hints of fruity finish.
  • Pilsner: The Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils. This beer has a bit of a different flavor than most Pilsners. A rich, smooth and subtly hoppy beer with a nice finish.
  • Most Unique/Unusual: Breckeridge Brewery’s Roasted Habanero Lucky IPA. This crazy beer has a subtle kick from the habanero, but is not overpowering. It’s a creative twist on the IPA, and was unlike anything else we tried!   

We had a great time at the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival! If you were unable to make it to the Spring edition, plan on making it to the Summer edition. The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival will be held July 13, 2013. To find out more check out http://breckenridgebeerfestival.net/july/