Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
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.
Great Divide Brewing Company
Great Divide was one of Denver's hippest craft breweries long before Denver was packed with hip craft breweries. It still is.