National Beer Lovers Day (September 7) is an opportunity for beer enthusiasts to celebrate their favorite boozy beverage.
Cheluna Brewing Company, located inside Stanley Marketplace, serves Mexican-style beers at Colorado's first Latino-owned brewery. Their vibrant taproom is one of 50+ companies open to the public. The Lowrider Mexican Lager, is an instant favorite, with a flavor of lime that is a tremendous hit with the casual beer drinker. Check out the full menu here.
The Stanley Beer Hall features over 30 different craft beer taps and more. Their one-of-a-kind pour-your-own system allows you to sample and try a variety of brews throughout the night. You can't go wrong with a gourmet menu, a big outdoor patio, and sunset views. On tap, they also have wine, cider, and margaritas. Here is a link to the entire menu.
Two22 Brew donates $2.22 of every $10 to Colorado non-profits, so you can feel good about drinking locally. Blondes, ales, milk stouts, sours, porters, IPAs, and more may be found on the Two22 beer menu. After a long day in Cherry Creek State Park, their cozy-meets-casual tavern is ideal for a beverage. Check out their cozy patio, complete with string lights and lawn furniture, during the warmer months. The current beer list can be found here.
Bent Barley, which is located in the Southlands Lifestyle Center, makes a variety of ales and lagers, as well as easy drinkers like the Honey Kolsch. Visitors are welcome to stop by their taproom for a pint or a taster flight of their brews. This vibrant taproom is a popular hangout for locals, and it's surrounded by delicious food, making it simple to combine drinks and dinner on your own. Check out the current beer list here.
This neighboring microbrewery serves beer in a space-themed taproom. The veteran-owned Launch Pad Brewery, located near Buckley Air Force Base, serves a range of beers. Choose a traditional beer such as a Pale Ale or Kolsch. Alternatively, try something new like a Milkshake IPA or a seasonal Barleywine. Launch Pad's menu can be found here.
Ursula Brewery, located near the Anschutz Medical Campus, is a popular hangout for locals and visitors alike. Year-round beers are full of the flavor and variety you've come to expect from Colorado, while barrel-aged and specialty drafts remain at the top of the list. Fill a pint with their "Colorado Buckeye," a Peanut Butter Chocolate Imperial Stout available periodically, if you're wanting something different.
When it comes to unique specialty beers, Six Capital Brewing Co does not disappoint. Adventuresome beer drinkers will be pleased with offerings like Cascadian Dark Ale and Lemondrop wheat. They also have a fantastic selection of vintage beers, ideal for the casual craft beer enthusiast. Check out their full menu here.
What's not to like about a great brewery with an iconic Apricot Blonde Ale? Most craft beer lovers start their journey at the globally award-winning Dry Dock Brewing Company. Visit their original site, South Dock, or the intimate pub inside North Dock, which is linked to their production facility. Original brews are available on tap at both locations, as well as a laid-back outside patio. If you like what you taste, they have cans for sale all around Colorado. A full menu can be found here.
It's difficult to find a brewery that is socially conscious and progressive while also producing high-quality beer! The brewery is entirely owned by women and is committed to giving back to the community. Their beer is excellent, and the atmosphere is wonderful. They're focused on women's empowerment, and they're donating the majority of their profits to help their neighborhood and Colorado's women. Check out all the delicious drinks they offer here.
Jade Mountain features some of the most unique, innovative, and delicious beers in the Rocky Mountain Region. This veteran and minority-owned business boasts a great atmosphere and super friendly staff. Pay them a visit, they never disappoint. Check out their offerings here.
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