New Breweries Around Colorado

April 15, 2014

If anyone thought that the massive popularity of the American craft beer industry was just a fad, new stats suggest that may be the farthest thing from the truth. In fact, in 2013, it showed a whopping 20% increase in sales, production rose by 18%, and there are now over 2,800 craft breweries in the United States (and growing monthly).

Luckily for us Coloradoans, beer flows just about as freely as the fresh spring water in the Rocky Mountains, and there is no shortage of businesses that put their own spin on a great brew. Here are just a few new breweries that opened in the past year.

Denver
Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen
800 Lincoln St.
(Beer + Food)

Lowdown offers a changing beer menu as well as seasonal food items with local ingredients. It's popular to say the least, so get here early (especially if you're shooting for happy hour).

Station 29 Brewing Co.
7045 E. 38th Ave.
(Beer + Food Trucks)

Located in an old Denver fire station, Station 29 Brewing Co. may not offer food, but they do bring in food trucks and allow you to bring your own takeout to pair with their brewery creations.

Boulder
Fate Brewing Company
1600 38th St.
(Beer + Food)

Named the "Best New Restaurant" by the Daily Camera, Fate Brewing Company offers a unique lunch, brunch, and dinner menu, a whopping 30 beers on tap, and a brewery tour on Sunday.

Sanita’s Brewing Co.
3550 Frontier Ave. Unit A
(Beer + Food Trucks)

Don't think yoga and beer go together? Sanita's Brewing Co. does. They offer a weekly yoga and beer pairing as well as popular brews and various other events the rest of the week .

Golden
Cannonball Creek Brewing Company
393 N. Washington Ave.
(Beer + Food Trucks)

Aside from beer, Cannonball Creek Brewing Company has a deck, awesome views, and various food trucks that make staying awhile a perfectly viable option.

Barrels and Bottles Brewery
600 12th St.
[Beer + Food + Specialty Items (oils, vinegars)]

Barrels Bottles Brewery has a little bit of something for everyone -- beers on tap, wine by the glass or bottle (or a wine slushie if you'd prefer), tapas, and a variety of oils and vinegars for sale.

Fort Collins
Black Bottle Brewery
1611 S. College Ave.
(Beer + Food)

If you're looking for choices, Black Bottle Brewery has plenty of them with 40 beers on tap, most of which are theirs and some that are guest brews. They also have a full menu and trivia on Tuesdays.

Freedom’s Edge Brewing
224 Linden St.
(Beer)

Freedom's Edge Brewing may be small, but they seem to have a dedicated group of followers that love their beer. They originated in Cheyenne, but their newest location is in downtown Fort Collins.

Colorado Springs
Bristol Brewing Company
1604 S. Cascade Ave.
(Beer + Food)

Bristol Brewing Company has been a Colorado Springs mainstay since 1994, but they just recently moved to the renovated Ivywild School where they offer a small menu with local goods and a totally unique atmosphere.

Red Leg Brewing Company
4630 Forge Rd.
(Beer + Food Trucks)

Red Leg Brewing Company is owned by military veterans and was started to celebrate and honor those who currently serve or have served in the armed forces. They don't serve food, but they too bring in various food trucks.

Grand Junction
Edgewater Brewery
905 Struthers Ave.
(Beer + Food)

Edgewater Brewery has been many years in the making, and now that it's open, The Denver Post says it will bring the "promise of LoDo to Grand Junction." They offer food, great views, and games to play on their lawn (think cornhole, ladder golf, and washers).

Durango
BREW Pub & Kitchen
117 W. College Dr.
(Beer + Food)

BREW Pub & Kitchen offers a handful of beers on tap and gastropub fare that seems both unique and tasty. It also has a retractable garage door perfect for enjoying the weather and the views in the summertime.