Newest Addition: Red Leg at I25 and Garden of the Gods!
Start the day at Trinity. They often tap kegs of Pliny the Elder, the sweepstakes of Double IPA from Russian River Brewing, in addition to many guest tap handles. But that was only a lovely distraction from all the great craft beers they create. Read Ed Sealover’s extensive story about Trinity in the recently published Mountain Brew, to get a glimpse of this cutting edge brewery and its rich history and intentions.
Trinity is also a perfect spot for lunch as the kitchen dishes out fine Slow Food. After beers and lunch, head east on Garden of the Gods road to the new kid in town, Great Storm Brewing where you will find an array of their own microbrewery beers on tap.
I-25 North will take you to the last two locations of the day. On the very northern limits of town you’ll reach the Colorado Mountain Brewery. Enjoy a tasting tray to get the full experience, or ask for a pint of your favorite style and you’ll more than likely enjoy it. If you’re a connoisseur of brewpubs, the food here will go well with the beer and has received high praise from local fans.
After leaving Colorado Springs, the bedroom community of Monument awaits just before the ascent up Monument Hill back to Denver. Home to the neighborhood taproom of Pike’s Peak Brewing Company, Monument is now on the beer map. And Pike’s Peak is quite impressive with a wide variety of craft beers alongside homemade soups and sandwiches for an afternoon snack. If their new Highlander Edinbrook Ale is on tap, definitely check it out, it’s modeled after the famous ales of Edinburgh, Scotland.