How & where to get the best Colorado brew experience
Colorado folks love their 360+ breweries! With every kind of festival, beer garden and taste testing event you can imagine taking place this summer, Colorado brew events 2017 are hot.
Here's a list of 25 best breweries, plus more info on where and when to go.
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If you're only in Colorado for a week and want to make sense of its massive craft beer scene, start with Food & Wine's 25 can't-miss breweries in nearly every corner of Coors country.
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Of the 5,000 registered breweries across country Colorado has cornered nearly 15% of the market. That's a lot of beer halls to cover.
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From tightly-curated taprooms to well-stocked bottle shops, discerning drinkers are spoiled for choice in the self-proclaimed “State of Craft Beer,” home to such beloved institutions as Avery, Left Hand, Oskar Blues, Great Divide, New Belgium and Odell.
Colorado-centric brewery lists are redrawn all the time - when another one pops open, so here's an additional calendar if you're serious about visiting & getting the Rocky Mountain beer experience this summer.
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Then there's these guys. They call themselves the Barons, and claim to be among the elite few who have had a beer at every brewery in Colorado. They'll give you their entire entertaining joy ride from start to finish.
Enjoy their buzz. 🍻
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And if you were wondering about ladies brewers, the Mile High state hosts some primo craft beer made by members of the Colorado female brewers association. Makin Noise: A Pussy Riot Beer, is definitely worth checking out, not just because of the slightly political sounding ring.
They say there is a special beer for each and every one of us here in Colorado. We believe. 🌈
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