The Most Exciting Breweries in Denver, Colorado

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Are you feeling ready to relax and unwind at a bar or brewery? Denver has you covered. There are more than 100 bars, taprooms, and craft breweries lining Denver’s metro area, making it the perfect city to grab a cold pint and settle in for an afternoon of slow sipping. 

When you’re in the mood for Denver beer served cold and hot food made to order, here are our top spots around the city to spend a few hours relaxing in style at a brewery in Denver. 

Wynkoop Brewing Company 

It’s impossible to talk about the Denver brewery scene (or craft breweries and Denver beer in general) without talking about Wynkoop Brewing Company

They’ve been perfecting their beer craft for over three decades, and proudly take the distinction of being the city’s first brewpub. Pop “Obama” and “Wynkoop” into Google and you’ll see some highlights of the former president’s visit to this iconic spot. You’ll find over 40 different styles of beer on tap, featuring unexpected ingredients and the most underground beer styles. It’s one of the breweries around Denver that you won’t want to leave. 

Crooked Stave

Since its founding in 2010, Crooked Stave has been one of the breweries around Denver that is focused on paving the way for the future. This brewing company operates in the intersection of science, art, and creativity. Which is to say: they have really good beer.

Blue Moon Brewing Company 

Sure, Blue Moon’s beer is now a household favorite (made famous by its signature orange slice), but you can go back to where it all began by heading to the Blue Moon Brewing Company headquarters in the RiNo district of Denver. 20+ beers are always on tap, with bar food served hot. 

Cerveceria Colorado 

Color and flair blend with classic Mexican ingredients for a tap list at this Denver brewery that offers smooth drinking and a few surprising tasting notes. The taproom at Cerveceria Colorado is pushing Colorado breweries to new heights by showing what can be created when traditional ingredients find their place in traditional brews. 

Every taproom, brewery, Denver hotspot, and bar on our list are guaranteed to offer good times and good sips. But if these Colorado breweries are leaving you hungry for more time—and more adventure—in Denver, check out our picks for the best sushi in Lakewood and West Denver.

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