Great Divide was one of Denver's hippest craft breweries long before Denver was packed with hip craft breweries. It still is.
It seems that the hip thing to do these days is ditch your day job to start a nanobrewery. That's just fine with us. This brew-now philosophy has spawned killer spots across the city. Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project deserves special props for specializing in wild yeast beers barrel-aged in whiskey, bourbon, cognac, and wine barrels. If on tap, order a glass of L'Brett d'Or, a golden sour ale we consider one of the best beers in the city, for a taste of Denver's future.