We’ll be adding updates about other breweries that have opened up down here on the plains in the coming weeks, and then hopefully sharing some thoughts on new spots in the mountains this summer as well. But for our final post at this point for this series, I thought we should finish up our tour of new local spots on the Front Range with something a little different in Fort Collins.
Fort Collins has been a beer Mecca since New Belgium opened its doors in the 80s. And with Odell and Fort Collins Brewing soon to follow, it became a major beer destination. In the last few years, Fort Fun has seen the addition of FunkWerks, Pateros Creek, Equinox, and in their early days, Crooked Stave. All of these offer great beer diversity to an already happening town. This is the pattern we’re seeing in a lot of places in Colorado (Loveland is another great example).
In addition to all the wonderful micro-breweries, Fort Collins has some great beer bars where you can drink selections from a variety of local breweries, and beer from across the nation. These are especially nice when you want to try several beers from different breweries side-by-side, or get a hold of a brew that you haven’t been able to find in the store.
So you can see where we’re going with this … Black Bottle offers an incredible combination of both approaches to serving beer. They have a great selection of beers they make in-house, along with beer from several other breweries. In a spacious tap room with tasty food to accompany both bottles and draughts, this is a beer lovers’ paradise. But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself: