1. Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen800 Lincoln St, Denver
2. West Flanders Brewing Company1125 Pearl St, Boulder
3. Avery Brewing Co.4910 Nautilus Ct, Boulder
4. Under the Sun Eatery and Taphouse627 S Broadway, Boulder
5. Bull & Bush Brewery4700 Cherry Creek Dr S, Denver
6. Fate Brewing1600 38th St, Boulder
7. Dad & Dudes Breweria6730 S Cornerstar Way, Aurora
8. BRU5290 Arapahoe, Boulder
9. The Post Brewing Co.105 W Emma St, Lafayette
LowDown has eight rotating beers on tap, with heavy-hitters like their Saison or Boxer India Red Ale, as well as more sessionable brews like their White Ale or Patio Pounding Pilz. Pair those with treats like their bacon-wrapped peppers or green chili pulled pork pizza, and you're all set!
Serving suds through 14 taps and offering Belgium-inspired pub food to soak up the beer in your belly, West Flanders is soon to be your fave new brewhouse.
This mega-facility in Gunbarrel has a full-service restaurant that actually looks like a restaurant, with decor and napkins and stuff. Granted, no one goes to a brewery for the food -- but that doesn’t stop the kitchen from putting some forethought into pub standards like quadrupel-braised onion soup, brisket-topped nachos, and smoked prime rib. Still, it’s the beer you come for, and it’s beer you shall have from 30 taps, many of them devoted to one-offs and experimental releases that you can only get right here. (By the way, there are 30 more in the taproom downstairs, which means the math is in any avid Avery fan’s favor.)
With more than 30 taps of craft beer from the local Mountain Sun brewing company and a menu ranging from bison burgers to pesto-mozzarella flatbreads cooked in a wood-burning oven, Under the Sun offers up American twists on Italian classics fare and a diverse selection of approachable beers. The Blackberry Wheat, Old School Irish Stout, XXX Pale Ale, and the Isadore Java Porter are merely a few of the mainstays available so you know there'll be something for everyone in the group.
This 50-year-old mock-up of a famed London pub slings craft beer, bar bites and live jazz. Its selection of hard-to-find brews and unique whiskeys break tradition and offer a more modern vibe.
Fate Brewing has solidified itself as a craft beer haven in Boulder. The friendly vibes that are abundant outside float right on in and pair perfectly with the comfort food that is served inside.
The just-opened compromise of a father/son team who couldn't agree on whether they wanted to start a brewery or a pizzeria, Dudes serves up 'zas n' calzones actually made from the spent grain of the beer they brew, all in a space outfitted with wood paneling salvaged from an old barn, and grain-silo-evoking rusted sheet metal that's now only useful for storing large quantities of tetanus.
Previously brewed in a garage, the new BRU space on Arapahoe Rd's got 10 powerful taps, like the Citrum IPA and the Beezel Belgian Golden Strong Ale, as well as "urban American" vittles.
This Lafayette brewery has a great selection of beers, but their fried chicken is not to be missed. Gaining inspiration from a cross-country research tour, the chefs here took pride in developing a painstaking fried-chicken recipe built on brine, buttermilk, and good old-fashioned elbow grease, and you can taste it in every bite. Uh, pride, that is, not elbow grease. Of course, beer pairings courtesy of brewmaster Bryan Selders -- who came to The Post from Dogfish Head -- are just more gravy.