Fancy yourself a beer connoisseur? If you know the difference between an IPA and a regular old Bud Light and love debating which lager has the best flavor, you’ll love visiting Denver, Colorado. The Mile High city is famous for its breweries, beer tastings, and general willingness to knock back a few.
Don’t stick to boring tourist spots – your refined beer palate demands you travel like a BUCKiTDREAMER. So, that means you should only be hitting up the best beer-themed spots that Denver has to offer! Read on for some not-to-be-missed chugging opportunities!
Of Coors You Love Beer Get your first introduction to the history of beer in Denver by heading to the renowned Coors Brewery. This is the largest single-site brewery in the entire world! The free 30-minute tour gives you some background on the malting, brewing, and packaging processes for Coors. The best part? When the tour is over, you get to try a cold sample straight from the tap!
Catch a View Of the City To get a gorgeous view of Denver’s skyline, head to Great Divide Brewing Co.Their Tap Room allows you to sample any of the beers on tap or in bottles (sometimes they even feature special releases!). Then you can just hang out on the patio and enjoy the view while treating your taste buds.
Pedal Yourself Sober If you’re not too sloshed after your many beer activities, you can tag along on the Mile High Bike and Brew Tour. This three-hour guided bike tour includes stops at a number of breweries (as well as a sample of craft beer). It’s a great way to get to know the city (while not having to operate a vehicle)!
Celebrate the Keg If you find yourself in Denver in September, you’ll be lucky enough to experience the Great American Beer Festival– the US’s largest beer festival! More than 700 brewers show up at the Colorado Convention Center to serve a huge variety of beers, ales, stouts, lagers, etc. Coinciding with the festival is the Denver Beer Fest, which allows you to take part in beer tastings at Denver restaurants and other events throughout the city.
From Farm To Table All that drinking will probably get your appetite up, so head to the Farm House restaurant in the Breckenridge Brewery. You can enjoy a hearty, delicious meal in the dining room or out on the back porch that overlooks the Rocky Mountains. Plus, they serve some of the best beers Colorado has to offer (including Agave Wheat, Breck IPA, and Oatmeal Stout).
Take Me Out To the Ball Game To further support Coors, check out a Rockies baseball game at Coors Field. You can sit back and watch the game while you sip on some refreshing Coors beer, or you can check out some options from the Blue Moon Brewing Company at the Sandlot inside Coors Field.
Get Some Rest After you’ve worn yourself out from all the beer activities, check into The Crawford Hotel, that’s actually located right in Denver’s Union Station. This luxury hotel offers a historic feel because of its location, but still has all the modern amenities you’ll need to relax (including The Oxford Club, Spa, and Salon!). After a good night’s rest, you’ll be able to get up and tackle some more chugging activities!
After you’ve sobered up, share your adventures on BUCKiTDREAM to inspire other travelers! And don’t forget to check out some other beer-themed adventures, such as Discover the Genius of Guinness at the Guinness Storehouseor How to Drink Like a Local in London’s Best Pubs