Your Ultimate Aurora Brewery Guide

Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or a dedicated brewery tour, Aurora's craft beer scene offers a unique blend of innovative flavors, welcoming atmospheres, and local charm.

Aurora, Colorado, is a haven for beer enthusiasts. Nestled in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Aurora boasts a diverse array of breweries that cater to every palate, from the casual sipper to the seasoned connoisseur. Join us as we explore some of the best breweries in Aurora, where each pint tells a story of craftsmanship and creativity. Get ready to raise your glass and discover why Aurora is a must-visit destination for beer lovers.

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Cheluna Brewing Company
Where: 2501 Dallas St.

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. Make sure to listen to our podcast episode with Javi & Jen from Cheluna Brewing Co.

Stanley Beer Hall
Where: 2501 Dallas St.

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, an oversized outdoor patio, and sunset views. On tap, they also have wine, cider, and margaritas. Here is a link to the entire menu.

Two22 Brew
Where: 4550 S. Reservoir Rd.

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 Brewing Company
Where: 6200 S Main St.

Bent Barley, located in the Southlands Lifestyle Center, makes a variety of ales and lagers and easy drinkers like the Honey Kolsch. Visitors can 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.

Launch Pad Brewery
Where: 884 S. Buckley Rd.

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.

Milieu Fermentation
Where: 2101 N. Ursula St.

Located near the Anschutz Medical Campus, Milieu Fermentation is a popular hangout for locals and visitors alike with an inviting social environment and thought-provoking beverages.

Six Capital Brewing
Where: 16701 E Iliff Ave.

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.

Cerebral Brewing
Where: 9990 E. Colfax Ave.

Cerebral's Aurora Arts taproom is located in the heart of the Aurora Cultural Arts District, nestled between their brewhouse and expansive barrel collection, this cozy taproom offers an up-close-and-personal Cerebral experience Friday through Sunday. This taproom features a draft list of year-round and limited-release beers, plus merchandise and a large selection of to-go beer to take home with you.

Dry Dock Brewing Co
South Dock: 15120 E Hampden Ave

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 South Dock where original brews are available on tap 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.

Incantation Brewing
Where: 4233 South Buckley Rd.

Sean Guerrero's brewing journey began in 2016 at a teahouse in Huzhou, China. Five years later, Jade Mountain Brewing & Teahouse emerged in Aurora, now rebranded as Incantation Brewing. Their beer lineup embraces styles like Mexican Lager, Dark Lager, IPA, and Double IPA, alongside nods to its Jade Mountain origins. Offerings such as Rice Lager, Hibiscus Hard Tea, and Black Tea pay homage to the brewery's diverse past while embracing its bold new direction.

A Bit Twisted Brewpub & BBQ
Where: 3095 S. Peoria St.

Take the amazing flavors of Texas BBQ and add the artistry of Colorado craft brews and you've got a great experience. Don't just take our word for it, A Bit Twisted is a Restaurant Guru's and RestaurantJi's recommended establishment, and is listed as a Top 10 Pub and Bar in Aurora.

Second Dawn Brewing Co.
Where: 2302 Dayton St.

The word Aurora means "dawn" in Latin, and if waking up and going to work is the first dawn of your day, the second dawn is where the fun begins. This neighborhood brewery started as a "happy place" for brewer Ross Koenigs, a leader, and author in brewing innovation. This mad scientist is developing new recipes and techniques constantly.

Danico Brewing Company
Where: 18490 E. 66th Ave.

From limited, seasonal releases with dynamic, creative flavors to timeless classics, Danico Brewing Company is sure to quench your thirst. Located near The Gaylord Rockies, this fun brewery features a large outdoor dog-friendly patio and rotating food trucks. Here's a glimpse at their current offerings.

FlyteCo Tower
Where: 3120 Uinta St.

A decommissioned air traffic control tower next door to Aurora has transformed into a 20,000 sq foot brewery, restaurant, & entertainment space. FlyteCo Brewing co-founders Eric, Morgan, & Jason have merged their love of hand-crafted award-winning brews & elevated bar fare with important Colorado aviation history to create a unique & delicious experience. Listen to our podcast episode with their team.

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