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Jim (68.154.224.73)
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 08:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I will be visiting my Brother in Denver.... any recommendations for good brew pubs?

thanks for the help
Jim
 

fob (24.208.96.26)
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 02:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not a brew pub, but not to be missed. The Falling Rock Tap House: www.nocrapontap.com It's near Coors Field. There's a couple Brewpubs nearby too, Wynkoop and Rock Bottom I think.
 

Don Million (208.164.253.3)
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 04:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Denver Chop House isn't bad. There are several Hops around town, which have mediocre beer but really good food.

On South Cherry Creek Dr. just East of Colorado Blvd is a place called The Bull and Bush. Very good beers and food, featuring a British flavor.
 

4 Hounds Brewing Co. (162.48.138.249)
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 04:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wynkoop, Falling Rock Tap House and the Bull and Bush are not to be missed. There are some others in town that have decent beer as well Sandlot at Coors Field and Breckenridge on Blake were good.

I love Denver....it was a great city. Enjoy yourself.

Cheers!

Jim
 

Chad W. Pippin (216.98.194.149)
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 04:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If you can swing the time, a drive to Ft. collins is well worth the day. The New Belguim Brewery has great tours and yummy super fresh beers on tap. If you get ambitious, O'dells is also in Ft. collins.

Good luck
 

Chris Testerman (199.168.33.61)
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 05:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pint's pub is downtown and they have several cask conditioned real ales. Also 5280 Roadhouse is in Littleton, they have great food and good brews.
 

Andrew T. Deutsch (63.227.24.121)
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 05:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I second the Bull and Bush, I frequent there for lunch and the brews are quite good. Definate British feel. The Rock Bottom is good and so is Wynkoop. See attached list for my recomendations.....

Denver Chop House 1735 19th St. 303-296-0800
Rock Bottom 1001 16th St. 303-534-7616
Bull and Bush 4700 S. Cherry Creek Dr.303-759-0333
Wynkoop Brewery 1634 18th St. 303-297-2700
5280 Roadhouse 5798 S. Rapp(littleton)303-798-5280
 

Miker (209.12.32.132)
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 08:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I haven't been to the Bull & Bush or Falling Rock but IMHO the remainder of the brewpubs in the Denver area (and this includes the one in Littleton) serve micro beer brewed for the masses. Very little body or hops (except for some of the IPA's which taste like hopwater due to a lack of balancing malt). They are made not to "offend" anyone. This is not what craft beer is all about to me. The Sandlot does have a nice IPA and thats the only beer I had time for there so don't know about the rest of their beers.

Unless you like this pablum, I would skip Denver and head to Boulder for the Mountain Sun & others or Ft. Collins for the breweries mentioned by Chad. Lefthand in Longmont (on the way to Ft. Collins, has some good beer as well)

Don't mean to offend anyone - just one man's opinion.
 

Tom Gardner (162.119.240.100)
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 11:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ironworks out west of town in Lakewood has good beers and a great IPA along with decent bar food and bands at night. If you are downtown I would second the Falling Rock.
 

scott jackson (209.107.56.130)
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 12:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Depends on where you are going, but Colorado is known as the "Napa Valley of beer." I am a resident and will list my order of preference by location.

Denver
All downtown and within walking distance of each other
Falling Rock Tap House
Rock Bottom
Wynkoop
Breckenridge Brewery

Other areas in Denver
Bull and Bush (east Denver)
CB & Potts (Westminster & Flatirons Mall)
Rock Bottom (Westminster)
Gordon Biersch (Flatirons Mall)

Boulder
All walking distance of each other once you get to Boulder
Redfish
Mountain Sun
BJ's
Walnut

If you have the time and stamina, you could hit all the places in downtown Denver, then take a bus up to Boulder for $3 and hit the places there.

There are lots of other good places around the state asl well, but these should keep you busy.
 

scott jackson (209.107.56.130)
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 12:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh yeah, depending on the day, I would be happy to show you around if you would like that.

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