Your Local Beer-By-Design: Northglenn

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A wide selection of beer, really well organized tasting series, friendly locals, and a knowledgeable beertender and brewmaster, this is Northglenn’s Local! These pictures share the tap room, the atmosphere, and my favorite, the organized beer menu. Certainly not in a thriving metropolis area, but Beer-By-Design is another awesome example of how wonderful it is to have a local spot in every corner of the state.

Find Your Own Local Brew (Part 7)

There are lots of maps and resources out there to find out about local breweries. And our website also offers drives and ways to connect different breweries.  But if you want just a real quick glance at local breweries by town and region, here you go! Find your own local brew today, and tell us where and what you’re drinking on FACEBOOK.

Fort Collins & Vicinity (25)

Fort Collins (8): Black Bottle, Coopersmith’s, Equinox, Fort Collins Brewing, Funkwerks, New Belgium, Odell, & Pateros Creek

Greeley (4): Crabtree, Pitchers, and Wiley Roots, + High Hops in Windsor

Loveland (8): Big Beaver, Buckhorn, Crow Hop, Grimm Brothers, Loveland Ale Works, & Verbotem, + City Star in Berthoud & Estes Park Brewing in Estes Park

Longmont (5): Oskar Blues, Left Hand, & Pumphouse, + Oskar Blues in Lyons

Boulder and Vicinity (28)

Boulder (16): Asher, Avery, Boulder Beer, BRU Handbuilt Ales, Fate, J Wells, Kettle & Stone, Mountain Sun, Sanitas, Shine, Southern Sun, Twisted Pine, Upslope, Walnut, West Flanders, & Wild Woods

Louisville (5): Crystal Spring, Gravity, & 12 Degree + Big Choice in Broomfield + Beer By Design in Northglenn

Lafayette & Beyond (4): Front Range & Odd 13 , + Echo in Frederick & Bootstrap in Niwot

Nederland (3): Wild Mountain & Very Nice Brewing + Dostal Alley in Central City

Denver and Vicinity (39)

Denver City Limits (23): Blackshirt, Breckenridge x 2, Bull & Bush, Caution, Copper Kettle, Crooked Stave, De Steeg, Denver Beer, Epic, Great Divide, Hogshead, Jagged Mountain, Our Mutual Friend, Pints Pub, Prost, Renegade, River North, Strange, TRVE, Vine Street, Wit’s End, Wynkoop

Arvada (4): Arvada Beer Co., Odyssey, Yaki & Yeti, + Kokopelli in Westminster

Wheat Ridge (2): Rickoli & Colorado Plus

Golden (3): Cannonball Creek, Golden City, & Mountain Toad

Aurora (2): Dad & Dude’s Breweria, & Dry Dock

Southern Suburbs (5): Old Mill (Littleton), Grist (Highlands Ranch), Lone Tree (Lone Tree), Elk Mountain (Parker), & Rockyard (Castle Rock)

Colorado Springs & Vicinity (13)

Colorado Springs (8): Bristol, Colorado Mountain, Great Storm, Phantom Canyon, Red Leg, Smiling Toad, & Trinity, + Pike’s Peak in Monument

 Woodland Park (2): BierWerks & Paradox

Pueblo & Well Beyond (3): Shamrock (Pueblo), Purgatory (Las Animas), & Royal Gorge (Canon City)

The Mountains (43)

Arkansas River (6): Eddyline Brewery x 2 (Buena Vista), Moonlight & Amicas (Salida), & Elevation (Poncha Springs) + Gunnison Brewpub in Gunnison

U.S. 40 (2): The Library (Winter Park) & Mahogany Mountain (Steamboat)

I70 to Vail Valley (8): Tommyknocker (Idaho Springs), Dillon Dam & Pug Ryans (Dillon), Backcountry (Frisco), & Breckenridge  (Breckenridge), Crazy Mountain & Gore Range (Edwards), & Bonfire (Eagle)

Aspen & Near-by (4): Glenwood Canyon (Glenwood Springs), Carbondale Beer Works (Carbondale), & Aspen Brewing (Aspen) + Revolution Brewing in Paonia

Western Slope (5): Palisade Brewing Co. (Palisade),  Rockslide & Kannah Creek (Grand Junction), Suds Brothers & Copper Club (Fruita)

The San Juans & Vicinity (13): Horsefly & Two Rascals (Montrose), Colorado Boy (Ridgway), Ouray Brewing & Ourayle House (Ouray), Telluride Brewing & Smuggler’s (Telluride), Dolores River (Dolores), Main Street (Cortez), Pagosa Brewing & Riff Raff (Pagosa Springs), Three Barrel (Del Norte), & San Luis Valley Brewing (Alamosa)

Durango (5): Bew Pub & Kitchen, Carver, Durango Brewing, Ska, Steamworks

Calling All Colorado Beer Enthusiasts

Dear Colorado Brewery Days Readers and Fans-

Life has a way of ebbing and flowing.  Despite our five year journey across the state of Colorado enjoying beer, meeting brewers, writing about our experiences, and putting together tasting experiences and trips on this blog, our beer travel has slowed a bit.  With summer almost here and more than a dozen new places opening across the state, we’re afraid that we can’t keep up.  We need your help . . . Continue reading

Treat Me Like a Local

Inaugural Mini-Series ~ Episode VI: “Excelling at Customer Service –   A 1/2 Pint of Ideas”

Customer Service Award, Episode VI: Bristol Brewing, Coloraodo Springs

Okay, this might sound like customer service 101.  But at the same time, it might also be asking too much. You have to earn your prestige of being a local, by actually being a local, right? Maybe not.  Imagine walking into an unfamiliar brewery and the bartender greeting you with a warm hello.  Imagine that same bartender asking how you’re doing and if you have any questions about the beer.  And finally, imagine that bartender not rolling his or her eyes when you order the almighty sign that you are in fact not a local: the tasting tray. Continue reading

Bottle Madness – Winter 2012

As winter set in, traveling the great Brew State of Colorado grew increasingly difficult.  Oh, and that pesky little ski season definitely distracted me from weekend beer adventures. Fear not.  It was a great time of year to grab bottles and bombers from our neighborhood beer store mecca (or have friends driving in from out-of-state bring some local specialties).  No, it’s not as fun as seeing the brewery and meeting the community in a far-away town or right down the street. But a bottle of beer can pack the same time-travel magic as a bottle of wine. Here are the delights we enjoyed this winter: Continue reading