In the animal kingdom of craft-brew drinkers, you’ve got your pitbulls, so fiercely loyal that they’re practically chained to the taprooms in their own backyards. You’ve got your butterflies, barely touching down to suck the nectar as they flit aimlessly from one (beer) garden to the next. You’ve got your downright feral swine — picking fights with random cattle and ending up as roadkill (Google it, and let that be a lesson to you). And then you’ve got your hardcore guinea pigs, willing subjects in the great, experimental lab that is Colorado’s beer scene.
If you’re forever sniffing for funky firkins, wild one-offs, and other small-batch surprises, these Front Range breweries are for you.