Colorado Breweries

15 Must Visit Colorado Breweries

If you love craft beer, you already know Colorado’s beer game is strong. It ranks 3rd for highest number of breweries per capita which is awesome, but with so many choices how do you narrow it down? While there are dozens of must-visit Colorado breweries worth a mention, these are some of our absolute favorites.

Avery Brewing Company

In craft brewery terms, Avery Brewing Company has been around for quite some time. Avery first opened in 1993 but still remains a hot place to be. Their continual commitment to quality definitely shows in their beers–and their longstanding popularity.
4910 Nautilus Ct
Boulder, CO 80301
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Bristol Brewing Company

When in Colorado Springs, Bristol Brewing Company is one brewery not to be missed. Their website states: Our mission was to make beer that called to mind three things: quality, purity, and sanity. We’re totally down with that.
1604 South Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905
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Boulder Beer Brewery

When you’re on the beer trail, you can’t miss Boulder Beer Brewery as it is somewhat of a historical landmark. Opened in 1979, it is said to be Colorado’s first microbrewery.
2880 Wilderness Place
Boulder, Colorado 80301

Dry Dock Brewing Company

If you want to have an award winning experience, then you have to stop by Dry Dock Brewing Company. Their award game has been strong since 2006.
15120 E.Hampden Ave
Aurora, CO 80014

Dillon Dam Brewery

Take a nice drive up to the beautiful town of Dillon, Colorado, and when you do, a collection of great beers will be waiting for you at Dillon Dam Brewery. As they like to say, you’ll have “dam good fun”.
100 Little Dam St
Dillon, CO 80435



FATE Brewing Company

If you’re a foodie and a beer lover, the most obvious choice is FATE Brewing Company in Boulder. They’re serious about craft in the purest sense of the word- the craft of good beer and the craft of good food.
1600 38th Street
Boulder, Colorado 80301



Great Divide Brewing Company

Close to Coors Field, if you’re downtown for a Rockies game, then stop by Great Divide for some pre-grame drinking. Must add to your list of must-visit Colorado breweries.
2201 Arapahoe St
Denver, CO 80205

Left Hand Brewing Company

If you’re headed from Denver to Fort Collins for a day at the breweries, stop in Longmont and head to Left Hand Brewing Company on the way. This brewery is completely employee-owned, and “righteously independent.”
1265 Boston Ave
Longmont, CO 80501



New Belgium Brewing Company

For the perfect summer day, you have to visit New Belgium Brewing Company. New Belgium has a large outdoors section with games, tables, and food trucks for the entire family to enjoy. You can also feed good knowing they’ve donated more than $8 million to Colorado non-profit organizations.
500 Linden street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Odell Brewing Company

If you want to visit the best Colorado breweries, Odell Brewing Company is another not-to-be-missed brewery in Fort Collins. Take a tour or catch one of their weekly live music gigs for an even better experience.
800 East Lincoln Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524


Odell Brewing Company Fort Collins, Colorado

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Oskar Blues Brewery

This Colorado brewery brought back the beer can. While most craft beers relied solely reliant on bottles, Oskar Blues popularized canned craft beer in a way that could be deemed almost revolutionary.
1555 S Hover St
Longmont, CO 80501


Ska Brewing Company

Inspired by a love for ska music and a love for beer, two guys opened Ska Brewing Company. This brewery is especially great for the environmentally-conscious: Ska Brewing is wind-powered and largely constructed of recycled materials like blue jeans and bowling alleys.
225 Girard Street,
Durango, CO 81303

Steamworks Brewing Company

When in Durango, do as the locals do: go to Steamworks Brewing Company. $1 draws on Fridays between 3-5pm is reason enough to skip out on work early and head to this quaint town for a weekend of drinking good beer.
801 East Second Avenue
Durango, CO 81301

Tommyknocker Brewery Idaho Springs, Colorado

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Tommyknocker Brewery

Hitting the Colorado breweries with the kids in tow? Then you definitely need to check out the true mountain town delight, Tommyknocker Brewery. While you enjoy a great selection of brews, the lil’ ones will have a special treat: small-batch, craft root beer.
1401 Miner St
Idaho Springs, CO 80452

Twisted Pine Brewing Company

Twisted Pine started out with a focus on bottling and distribution of their innovative beers. Over the course of two decades, they gradually expanded to the 24-tap ale house they are today. In addition to the beers, you’ll be overwhelmed by the view of the beautiful Flatirons.
3201 Walnut St
Boulder, Colorado 80301

These are just a few of the great breweries you’ll find in Colorado. Think we missed one that should be on the list? Leave us a comment on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter