Craft beer reigns as Colorado's beverage of choice and craft breweries populate the state from its small mountain ski towns to its Front Range urban centers. The Denver Post's beer guide serves as your GPS to some of the best craft breweries, beer bars and bottle shops in the Metro Denver area.
Names like Breckenridge Brewery, Great Divide and Dry Dock Brewing have joined legendary monikers like Coors when it comes to slaking the thirst of Coloradans as well as beer-lovers worldwide. We'll tell you about all of those and throw in some of the secrets
Whether you're in town for the Great American Beer Festival or to visit friends or family, The Denver Post beer guide can help you navigate the hops highways and byways. Here's what you'll get:
-- Our recommendations to 12 must-stop breweries, along with a map on where they are located and where every craft brewery in the state is located.
-- A look at eight nano-breweries in the metro area that are tucked into colorful corners of the city.
-- The inside story on 10 of the state's best beer patios from a deck perched on the banks of Lake Dillon in Summit County to the hops-covered trellises of the Boulder Beer Co.
-- Five great beer bars, where you can whet your whistle and score some tasty grub.
-- A selection of bottle shops that offer a sophisticated array of craft beers from Colorado and many other states and countries.
This app provides deep written content and the sizzle that comes with all of The Post's digital publications: slide shows, videos, interactive maps and more. Our design is whimsical with easy to navigate access to other features such as a history of beer timeline, a look at some of the creative forces behind Colorado beer labels and a story about Blue Moon Brewing's Sandlot brewpub at Coors Field, the home of the Colorado Rockies.What goes better than beer and baseball?
So grab hold of this beer guide and find out where the suds flow in the hippest taprooms and pubs in Colorado. It even teaches you that Irish drinking song "Beer Beer Beer" about Charlie Mops, the mythical inventor of beer and the man who "filled us up with cheer."