Discover the local brew pubs you can't miss!
The state of Colorado ranks high in the world of craft beer. Discover different Aurora craft breweries during your visit.
A legendary brewery with an iconic Apricot Blonde Ale, what’s not to love? The international award-winning Dry Dock Brewing Company is often the first stop for most craft beer connoisseurs. Visit their original location, South Dock, or stop by the cozy taproom inside attached to their production facility, North Dock. Both locations have original brews on tap and a laid-back outdoor patio. If you love what you taste, they distribute cans across Colorado.
Located inside Stanley Marketplace, Cheluna Brewing Company pours Mexican-style beers at Colorado’s first Latino-owned brewery. Their colorful taproom is one of 50+ businesses for visitors to check out. An instant favorite, the Lowrider Mexican Lager, has a hint of lime that’s a real hit with the casual beer drinker.
Showcasing the homebrewing community, Pilothouse Brewing Company has more than 30 different beers on tap that range from experimental to classic flavors. This nautical-themed taproom draws from the owner’s lifelong love for sailing, and the covered patio has the best seating for the warmer months. Visitors can choose between amateur beers or professionally-crafted house beers.
Located near the Anschutz Medical Campus, Ursula Brewery beloved by locals and visitors. Barrel-aged and specialty drafts remain at the top of the list, while year-round beers are full of flavor and variety you’ve come to expect from Colorado. If you’re looking for an off-beat brew, fill a pint with their “Colorado Buckeye,” a Peanut Butter Chocolate Imperial Stout that’s available seasonally.
Since 2014, Peak to Peak Tap & Brew has expanded in popularity but kept their neighborhood feel. This classic brewpub has a variety of lagers, ambers, stouts, and more. Their flagship location on Iliff Ave. has a select food menu, making it the perfect stop for a craft beer and sandwich. Their newly opened Colfax location houses their canning facility and a cozy taproom.
This neighbor nano brew severs beer inside a rocket-themed taproom. Launch Pad Brewery, situated near the Buckley Air Force Base, is veteran-owned and pours a variety of styles. Go for something classic like a Pale Ale or Kolsch. Or try something experimental like a Milkshake IPA or seasonal Barleywine.
Founded in 2010 by the Hembree father and son duo, Dad & Dudes Breweria serves up exceptional handcrafted pizza and beer. This brewpub has it all – handmade pizzas, salads, wings along with excellent beer. If you like what you taste, grab a six-pack of locally-brewed cans to-go.
Located in Southlands Lifestyle Center, Bent Barley, brews a variety of ales and lagers, along with easy drinkers, like the Honey Kolsch. Visitors are welcome to stop by their taproom to enjoy a pint or a variety of beers with a tasting flight. This fresh-faced taproom is often a gathering place for locals and is surrounded by great food options, making it easy to pair drinks and dinner on your own.
Although technically a brewery, the Stanley Beer Hall hosts more than 30 different taps of craft beer and more. Their unique pour your own system makes it easy to taste and try a variety of brews throughout the night. Complete with a food menu, massive outdoor patio, and sunset views – you really can’t go wrong. They also offer wine, ciders, and margaritas on tap.
Here's a reason to feel good about drinking locally, Two22 Brew donates $2.22 of every $10 they make to Colorado non-profits. Two22’s beer list includes blondes, ales, milk stouts, sours, porters, IPAs and more. Their cozy-meets-casual taproom is perfect for enjoying a beer after a long day at Cherry Creek State Park. In the warmer months, check out their intimate patio complete with string lights and lawn furniture.
Live like the locals at Resolute Brewing Company. This neighborhood micro-brewery is a community favorite and has an outdoor patio, unique taproom, and is often accompanied by rotating food trucks. Under the string lights, enjoy a pint of Resolute American Blonde or Amber under the setting sun.