Jonathan Shikes is the managing editor of Denver’s Westword magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ColoBeerMan
An immediate hit, the New England-style IPA Codename: Superfan quickly became the taproom’s top seller. In the following months, the Colorado brewery stopped canning its previous flagships, a West Coast-style Red IPA and a Double IPA.
Roughly 15 breweries have opened in the past eight years within Boulder’s city limits. So, rent a bike, grab your GPS, and immerse yourself in some of the best beer that Colorado has to offer.
When the industry’s so-called “third wave” washed over Denver, it grew the ranks of breweries from fewer than 10 in 2009 to more than 45 today.