Living in Colorado, we have access to the state’s assortment of killer beer year-round. But when more than 600 breweries from across the country descend on the Colorado Convention Center with thousands of different beers in tow for the Great American Beer Festival, it’s as good of an excuse as any to try something new. To help get you started, we picked a six-pack of our favorite Colorado brews and suggested an out-of-town beer you might consider instead. Cheers.

You like: Avery Brewing‘s White Rascal

Try: Boulevard Brewing Company‘s ZON

You Like: Odell Brewing Company‘s Cutthroat Porter 

Try: Deschutes Brewery‘s Black Butte Porter  

You like: Ska Brewing‘s Modus Hoperandi

Try: Stone Brewing‘s India Pale Ale

You like: Great Divide‘s Yeti Imperial Stout

Try: Great Adirondack Brewing‘s Whiteface Black Diamond Stout

You like: Oskar Blues‘ Dale’s Pale Ale

Try: New Glarus Brewing‘s Moon Man

You like: Coors Brewing Company‘s Coors Banquet

Try: Snake River Brewing‘s Paintbrush Pilsner

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