What makes a local brewery unique? Every beer-lover retains his or her personal measure, whether it be the brewer’s approach or the finished product in your pint glass. But it's the ambience—the people, atmosphere, and culture—that make the beer-drinker’s experience distinctive. Grandma’s...
July 23 2015, 4:15 PM
—Courtesy of History Colorado
Corey Marshall’s grandpa died four months after Tivoli Brewing Company, one of Colorado’s first breweries, capped its tanks in 1969. “I think there was a direct connection between the two,” Marshall says, noting that Tivoli was the only brew his grandfather would drink. This month, Marshall revives...
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
Colorado Red Ale, Black Shirt Brewing Co., Denver
Style: American Amber
Serving Type: 12-ounce cans
ABV: 6.56 percent
Malty? Hoppy? Malty
Reviewed: July 2015
Beer is an acquired taste. I can say that because, after years of being a craft-beer lover—it was...
July 17 2015, 11:25 AM
Brown Ale, Upslope Brewing Company, Boulder
July 10 2015, 2:30 PM
The full line from Hotbox Roasters. —Photo by Kiran Herbert
Oskar Blues first began brewing beer in Lyons almost two decades ago, gaining a reputation as the first United States craft brewery to can its beer. Today, Dale's Pale Ale is the number one selling pale ale in Colorado, and the company has expanded significantly, boasting a rotating tap list of 44...
July 6 2015, 10:30 AM
Coloradans may be feeling like local breweries are starting to lose their luster, with new taprooms popping up what seems like every other week. What distinguishes one from the next can vary from brewing styles to atmosphere to overall personality, and Mockery Brewing Co. has carved its...
June 19 2015, 1:30 PM
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
With so many breweries popping up all over the Front Range, it’s hard not to find a great craft brew. But it can be hard to choose which brewery is worth your precious time and money. Here, some of the city’s best beer makers, by category to suit your mood and preference.
June 12 2015, 10:10 AM
Noble Brewer's inaugural batch of bottled homebrews.
The craft-brewing scene seems to be growing by the minute, as people’s tastes continue to shift from nostalgia-inducing Coors Light, to double IPAs, sours, and Russian Imperial Stouts. This has led to a ton of great brewing companies in Colorado, but also innovative enterprises such as Noble Brewer...
May 27 2015, 12:30 PM