jim williams (126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 02:07 am: ||
yep. that's what I'm gonna have. Where should I go? I figure 3-5 stops on my planned pub crawl, plus, whatever I happen to stumble upon.
Frank Marsh (188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 02:24 am: ||
If I had to pick one place, New Belgium in Fort Collins. Cool place, nice people and if you show an interest they may even break out a few oak aged Belgian Sour beers for you to try ( I'm drooling just thinking about them).
I know it's not in Denver, but I liked this brewery most of all and I went to at least a dozen breweries in the Denver area. I think it's about an hour or so north.
|Posted on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 03:56 am: ||
Here's my top sixer! You'll have an easier time than me choosing where NOT to go. CHEERS! Beertracker
- Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery
- Denver Chophouse & Brewery
- Falling Rock Tap House
- Pints Pub Brewey & Freehouse
- Sandlot Brewery @ Coors Field
- Wynkoop Brewing Co.
Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery, 4700 Cherry Creek Dr. (South), Denver, CO. Phone: (303) 759-0333 Website: Bull&Bush
Denver Chophouse & Brewery, 1735 19th Street, Denver, CO. Phone: (303) 296-0800 Website: ChopHouseDenver
Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake Street, Denver, CO. Phone: (303) 293-8338 Website: Falling Rock Tap House
Pint's Pub Brewery & Freehouse, 221 West 13th Ave., Denver, Co. Phone: (303) 534-7543 Website: Pint's Pub
SandLot Brewery @ Coors Field, 2145 Blake St
Denver, CO. Phone: (303) 298-1587
Wynkoop Brewing Co., 1634 18th St., Denver, CO. Phone: (303) 297-2700 Website: Wynkoop
Here's a good local spot with a great selection of brews for the road. Argonaut Liquors, 700 E. Colfax, Denver, CO. Phone: (303) 831-7788 ArgonautLiquor
Last Drop: My suggestion would be to make the Falling Rock your last stop. If you missed anything along the way, then you can probably find it there. ENJOY YOUR ONE DAY VISIT TO BEER HEAVEN!
Tom Gardner (184.108.40.206)
|Posted on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 04:17 am: ||
Jim, When and where?
The Falling Rock has the best beer selection by far. The first Wednesday in February is their Barleywine dinner. Unfortunately it's also our homebrew club's monthly meeting (www.foamontherange.org). We're having Dana Johnson from Birko give a talk on cleaners and sanitizers.
Tuesday night the Chophouse is having a tapping party with their special Wee Heavy (the assistant brewer who brewed this is a member of our club - he says proudly). It is right next to the Coors baseball field.
The Sandlot brewpub is actually in the baseball stadium. Their two brewers are both previous homebrewers and took home 4 medals I think at the GABF this year. I'm not sure they are open during the winter though. Breckenridge is diagonal across the street from the stadium.
The first weekend in May we will be hosting a regional NHC first round competition in Denver at the main Breckenridge brewery. The Hop, Barley and Alers have their yearly competition the first Saturday in March at the Falling Rock. We are also working on a regional homebrew club get together at the Falling Rock in the March.
Bull & Bush is where we used to hold our brew club meetings. They have good burgers and a nice English pub atmosphere with sports on the TV. They don't always keep up with the demand though. Their IPA is great and a prizewinner.
Pint's Pub also has a great scotch selection and is near the art museum and library.
Wynkoop is the old original Denver brewpub and has a second floor pool hall and a comedy club downstairs.
If you're down south, the Rock Bottom just tapped a Baltic Porter that is awesome (the head brewer is another Foamer).
Our club is having a Super Bowl party too if that's the day. Lots of homebrew. Too bad my Iggles won't be there (again).
The last weekend of February the Avery brewery is hosting a Big Beers festival in Boulder, not to be missed if you like BIG BEERS.
If you can tell me where you will be in Denver I can give you more specific suggestions. There are many more brewpubs and microbreweries in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Longmont, and the mountains. E-mail me for more info, Tom
|Posted on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 02:19 pm: ||
Falling Rock Tap house. You probably won't leave the place after getting there. Though Wynkoop is just a couple blocks down from it.
4 Hounds Brewing Co. (220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 02:55 am: ||
My buddy and I were in Denver for a "business trip" two years ago. If I could find a job there, I would move in a heartbeat....what a great city. (anyone hiring an analytical chemist?!)
We went to Bull and Bush, Falling Rock, Sandlot, Wynkoop, Breckenrirdge, Rock Bottom and Denver Chophouse. Our favorite was Wynkoop....it was close and the beer was really good.
The Falling Rock is not to be missed. It is a spectacular beer bar (No Crap On Tap).
Bull and Bush was great. We walked there from our hotel in the LoDo....hmmm....can't read the distance on a map...big mistake! The beers there were really good....if it was closer to the hotel, we would have drank here. Got there too late to eat (kitchen closed 5 minutes before we arrived) but the owner felt bad for us and DROVE US to a pizza joint up on the main drag with a good beer selection. Now that's hospitality!
Rock Bottom and Breckenridge were pretty decent, but nothing spectacular. Worth a stop, but not before others in town.
The Sandlot sucked. All of their beers had major flaws. The fresh Coors at the ball park was a much better bet than their beer. Security was draconian and would not let us back into the stadium with brewpub beer....very odd.
Denver Chophouse was pretty good as I remember. Lots of big beers and all were well crafted.
2) Bull and Bush
3) Falling Rock
4) Beckenridge and Rock Bottom
5) Anything but Sandlot
Enjoy the town....we really did.
|Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 07:03 am: ||
Some great info on this thread. I will also claim the new belgium brewery stop is worth the trip in fort collins (a little north); and as you've gathered, falling rock.
Get outta Denver baybee goooo.....
Bill Pierce (18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 11:14 pm: ||
Ft. Collins is a hour and half north of Denver given the usual traffic. That's a little more than a short trip, although New Belgium might be worth it.