Black Bottle: Your Local Brew #6

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:

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Breweries Near GABF: Fort Collins’ Beer

Breweries Near GABF: Our 2nd Mini-Series

In preparation for the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), it’s time to offer some quick resources for GABF attendees and Colorado locals to visit breweries within an hour of Denver and see some scenic beauty along the way.  This series highlights drives from our website, encouraging beer enthusiasts to enjoy brewery tours beyond GABF.  Today’s post focuses on two tours of Fort Collins area breweries. Get out there and enjoy!

Episode 6: Fort Collins’ Craft Beer Scene

Outside Equinox in Fort Collins

Woah! Fort Collins, if it wasn’t already, is now impossible to take in over the course of a single day.  With the addition of Pateros Creek (focused on session beers), Equinox (focused on beer education and a wide variety of styles), and Funkwerks (the one and only all-organic saison brewery in the world), Fort Collins remains on top as a brewery mecca. But with our Smaller Spots and our Famous Spots tours, Fort Collins is possible to enjoy in parts or as a whole adventure. Continue reading