Luck would have it that the Mile High City seems to keep adding a new brewery every couple of months.  Thank goodness . . . we’ll happily keep exploring and enjoying each operation, especially since every place that opens has its own style and approach to the brewing industry.

The variety of places now open in Denver, from Brittish styles at Pints Pub and Hogshead, to Prost’s German Pilsner, to Crooked Stave’s sours and farmhouse ales, to the dark taproom at TRVE, to Renegade’s cutting edge approach with every beer, to awarding winning drafts at Dry Dock to . . . okay, you get the point, everyone is doing something cool.

So if you have a little extra time in between sessions at GABF, or Denver is the focus of your Colorado visit, there are plenty of options for some wonderful beer touring.  We’ve divided the city up by area, which makes it easy to visit breweries in proximity to one another, but also reveals the rich diversity of Denver’s brewery scene.  Spend a weekend completing all five tours and enjoy!

Central Downtown Denver

West Downtown Denver

The Highlands

Southeast Denver

The Foothills

And, our top picks for places to eat in Denver near these brewery drives:

Freshcraft (Gastropub with a great craft beer selection)

The Alehouse at Amato’s (Pub Fare and tons of craft beer from around Colorado)

Highland Tap and Burger (Burgers and duck fat fries with great beer menu)

Bones (Noodle Bowls)

Santiago’s (Mexican food chain around Denver, with stunning green chile)

Hops and Pie (Pizza and Craft Beer)

Thai Basil

Vine Street Pub (Pub Fare of Mountain Sun fame)

Curtis Park Deli (Extremely fresh sandwiches)


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