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Raven’s Tavern: Ideal for a Post-Hike Brew

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Every weekend for the last several, I’ve headed to the hills for some fall hiking. Returning from one of these sojourns, a friend and I discovered Raven’s Tavern in Conifer.

Raven’s has an impressive collection of 24 brews on tap, including several Colorado selections from breweries like Tommyknocker, Breckenridge, Odell, and New Belgium.

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My top choice for thirst-quenching suds is the White Rascal by Boulder’s Avery Brewing. The unfiltered wheat beer is spiced with coriander and orange peel, which imbue the brew with a light, citrusy flavor and aroma. My friend chose Avery’s IPA, a classic, super-hoppy India Pale Ale with a smooth, malty finish.

Eats: If your adventure leaves you hungry, Raven’s offers a full menu of traditional favorites, including burgers, pasta, steaks, and fish and chips.

25577 Conifer Rd., Suite 100, Conifer, 303-838-0606

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