1. Gunbarrel Brewing Company

Gunbarrel Brewing is a great place for a good beer, but even better if you’re looking for some ambiance. The brewery has food trucks daily as well as events such as the Wednesday beer run, geeks who drink trivia, and live music. There’s also a host of arcade games in the back with classics such as South Park and new games like Black Knight: Sword of Rage.

Best brews on tap right now:

Cleo’s Reserve Stout – American Imperial / Double, 11.4% ABV, 60 IBU

Weightless IPA – New England, 7% ABV, 19 IBU

Sunset In July Sour – Other, 4.2% ABV, 1 IBU

 

2. Asher Brewing Company

 

Asher prides itself on being Colorado’s first all-organic brewery. Asher provides tours into this natural brewery process ranging from a quick peak to a detailed breakdown of the brewing process. The Funbarrel room in the back has darts, cornhole and pool, and while they do not serve food, you’re encouraged to order in or bring your own to share with friends.

Best brews on tap right now:

Café Kölsch

Who doesn’t love a good cup of Joe? We teamed up with Ampersand Coffee Roasters (Gunbarrel, CO) to create our one-of-a-kind Café Kölsch, a crisp golden ale infused with organic cold brew coffee! Now crafted with our proprietary blend of fair-trade beans, this caffeinated brew packs a punch of roasty coffee flavors with bright notes of lemon and blueberry.

Juicy Jam Session Pale Ale

Have you been enjoying the sweet, summer sunshine? Well this Pale Ale has arrived just in time to quench your thirst when the sun is heating things up. Brewed with Certified Organic grapefruits and oranges, this beer really brightens things up with citrus. Everything is wrapped up with a zesty dry hopped finish, leaving you wanting more.

Living up to its roots, this full-bodied American classic boasts the perfect balance of naughty and nice. Crystal and Munich malts bring a caramel sweetness to the brew. Yet just when you think you’ve satisfied your sweet tooth, the organic German hops produce an unmistakeble dry finish. Take that, taste buds! With a toffee aroma and deep amber color, the Tree Hugger Amber looks innocent enough… but tastes sinfully delicious.

3. Avery Brewing Company

 

A Boulder based favorite for over 25 years, Avery is committed to providing great beers both in its taphouse and bottled and sold across Colorado. Every day Avery has seasonally selected and locally sourced dishes and 30 taps of year-round beers and tap room rarities. There are also self-guided and guided tours of the brewery.

Best brews on tap right now:

Boat Shoes

  • Tap Room Rarity
  • hard seltzer
  • 5.0% ABV

an all natural, bright & bubbly, refreshing treat.

Stampede

  • Year Round Brews
  • Colorado Gold Lager
  • 4.5% ABV

Every day is game day with this clean, crisp, and crushable Colorado Gold Lager.

Vanilla Bean Stout

  • Barrel-Aged 16ers
  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout
  • 10.8% ABV

A double dose of vanilla derived from both fresh Bourbon barrels and the trio of Tongan, Ugandan, and Mexican whole vanilla beans is complemented by essences of chocolate, caramel and molasses to round out this luxuriously silky stout.

 

 

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee spends her time reading, writing, and debating.