Our tour guide Jayne immediately took us to Euclid Hall, which is one of the more popular spots on the craft beer scene in Denver and by looking at the drinks menu you can see why. Adorned with hundreds of beers, your only problem is which to choose.
After our first oak aged bottle of Avery stout (absolutely stunning) in Euclid Hall in Denver’s trendy Larimer Square district, we want to move into the local haunts and see what the people of Denver are really about.
Moving into the hipster haven that is the Highlands. We get to experience what the locals call ‘patio season’ where everyone gets a good pint and goes to sit outside in the blazing sunshine. What’s noticeable is that although there is obviously the nerdy side of craft beer like anywhere else, the mix of cliental enjoying a beer is much more diverse. Around a 50/50 ratio of men and women, is just on example of how ingrained in Colorado life craft is.
If the grungier bars are more your style then there is plenty on offer to. Our Denver Beer Trail guide takes us to the South Broadway area, where we go to a metal bar off the small Trve Brewing Co and the streets around are filled with awesome bars.
One of the more memorable was a Bar/Restuarant called Ophelias Electric Soapbox – which is a former brothel that bangs out tunes, food and great beer. The eccentric nature of many of the bars, are a necessity to stand out in a city that is drowning in choice for any beer lover.
Our favourite part about drinking in Denver is all the small breweries that have tap rooms attached. Sample super fresh beer that is poured by the same people that crafted it. Its an infectious mix. Some of the best we visited in our short time there were Spangalang Brewery, Epic Brewing and Great Divide.
We loved our time in Denver. As the capital of Colorado, it was always going to have craft beer in it’s core. But it’s something you have to see for yourself to believe. The sheer passion that the locals show towards our favourite drink stirs your soul. Thanks again you our friends at Colorado Tourism for showing us around. Also for more info on the brilliant city head over to www.VisitDenver.com
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