It's that time of year again, when we follow Germany's lead to celebrate the coming of Autumn by sitting around and
manufacturing fine luxury cars drinking beer and eating sausages. Put on your drinking pants (we recommend lederhosen), and get ready to celebrate Oktoberfest in true Denver style.
Chicken schnitzel sandwiches and brat burgers are everyday fare at the beer-obsessed Larimer Sq spot. Wash down a hand-cranked sausage with impossible-to-pronounce beers (even when you're sober) like a Weihenstephaner Korbinian or Ommegang Fleur De Houblon Summer Ale.
Denver Beer Co.
If you need one reason to stop by, it's that they have one of the finest patios in Denver. If you need a second, they're pouring beer into 25oz Oktoberfest steins and serving up awesome gigantic pretzels this Sat, September 28th from 12-4p.
Lowry Beer Garden
Drink from 20+ taps and fill up on brats and dogs, like a German Veal, or the more American-style Elk Cheddar Jalapeno. There's plenty of space to stretch out and drink since it was formerly an airport hangar. And don't forget to grab a side of freshly baked hot pretzel with cheese to soak up all that beer.
For a beer hall with an authentic European feel, a trip to the People's Republic on
the Autobahn 36 is in order. And this one is packed with Central European cuisine, like veal weisswurst served alongside braised red cabbage with apple, and European beers on tap.
The beer at Prost Brewing is created inside an antique copper brewhouse, which basically means that it harkens back to an age of traditional German brewing. It also means that Prost's core beers, as well as its seasonals, are about as authentic as you can get without slapping on some lederhosen and taking a jaunt across the Atlantic.
Snack on schnitzel, sausage, and poutine at this beer bar on 14th St.
In addition to its selection of regular favorites, DBC features a rolling lineup of varietals that vary with each season, ensuring that there's always something new to try. The Barrel Room next door can be used as a special event space for birthdays, anniversaries (if you're that kind of couple), or just a good old-fashioned beer bash.
This massive Lowry Beer Garden, which's outfitted the bones of the shuttered air base with 350 seats' worth of "Oktoberfest-style picnic tables", has a menu with 16 taps of mostly CO beers, even more bottles, and "creatively topped" gourmet sausages.