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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DubbelTrubbel, Jan 9, 2013.
I haven't tried much beer from Colorado. What are the best (bottled) Colorado breweries/beers?
Avery dictatorship series
Osker Blues ten fidy and deviant dales and G'knight and Gubna
Tommy knocker Butthead and maple nut brown
Great Divide Yeti and Hercules
I like Oskar Blues and Great Divide, though there are other quality brewers in Colorado.
Oskar Blues, Avery, and like Ska too not very known on the East Coast but had some great beers from them on a trip to Charlotte
Odell, Odell and Odell.
all of them
Crooked Stave deserves a shout-out here since Odell was already mentioned
Crooked stave makes great yet approachable barrel aged sours
Dry Dock, Bligh's might be one of the best beers in CO and the IIPA is great
Funkwerks, nice sessionable saisons
Odell's sticks pretty much every style they try
Great Divide, BA Old Ruffian and non-infected BA Yeti are unreal, regular beers are impressive too
I am a big fan of Great Divide and Oskar Blues
In all honesty, though, I really enjoy Odell, Great Divide, Oskar Blues, and Avery.
Avery, the demon series.
Avery, Crooked Stave, Odell, Funkwerks, Dry Dock, Oskar Blues, Left Hand, Great Divide, Ska are the highlights for bottled/canned beers in Colorado. Then there's the hundreds of great breweries that don't distribute...
Love me some Avery and Great Divide.
Not hyped, but rather long term consistency, I gotta go with Yeti.
avery, the new belgium lips of faith series, oskar blues, and great divide.
I like Great Divide the best. Yeti and Old Ruffian are great stouts and barleywines, with multiple solid variants.
i like these
Odell Myrcenary and Mountain Standard.
My vote is also for Great Divide, specifically:
Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti is friggin incredible and my absolute favorite by them but I have never seen it in bottles.
it's fairly easy to find in bottles, actually.
It's bottled and always on the shelf.
Best brewery in CO is great divide. Consistency from top to bottom, but the top has some amazing brews. Yeti's are legit
Avery, Odell, Crooked Stave, Great Divide, Funkwerks & Dry Dock, pretty much everything all of these breweries do are liquid gold. Ska, Upslope, New Belgium, Oskar Blues are good as well.
Flying into denver on Saturday night and can't wait to visit all of these great places and more.
Crooked Stave and Dry Dock are my 2 current Favorite breweries.
Headed down to C. Springs Sunday and am stoked to get to visit Trinity Brewing! Could be a new favorite.
Odell – IPA, 90 Schilling, Mercenary
Avery – IPA, Mephistopheles, Maharaja
Oskar Blues – Gubna, Ten Fidy
Great Divide – Yeti (all it's variants)
Really really great beer state, I love living here. I wouldn't take time to visit New Belgium, there are better people making beer in here.
Also anyone visiting Denver, hit up the Cheeky Monk, always has killer beers on tap, Micro's and Belgians, decent food too.
The best part is drafts are half price during lunch (I think 11am-3pm) at the Cheeky Monk.
My new favorite CO brewery is Prost Brewing - check it out if you like lagers. They have started distributing growlers to local liquor stores, but go to the brewery if possible. I bought a growler and wasn't as impressed as the draft options. They also distribute kegs to a lot of local bars/restaurants.
Also, Dry Dock is definitely a favorite, and Renegade has some great offerings.
Great Divide for me too
Curious if any of you Coloradians have been to the Ourayle House (Mr. Grumpy Pants Brewing) in Ouray? went there on a trip last year. The guy makes some excellent beer. The guy, as in, it's only one guy. Doesn't bottle it. But has a cool bar / brewery.
Absolute must stop for any beer lover in the area
Odell and Funkwerks are my 1 and 2, respectively.
That said, if I had the opportunity to try more stuff from Dry Dock I am 110% sure they be right up there too. Their IIPA is great, as is their Espresso Milk Stout, just tried their Amber last night and it was really good for the style. I just haven't had the opportunity to drink their offerings as frequently as I have others, so my opinions aren't as strong as they probably could/should be.
I'd go with Avery (their barrel aged and limited release stuff is some of the best out there) The Vine st./Mountain Sun/Southern Sun chain, and Odell would be my favorites. We have a few like Funkwerks and Great Divide which also brew some incredible stuff.
I love all of those too! I was really impressed with Prost when I visited for the first time a few weeks ago! Love that O-fest!
Huge fan of Great Divide and Odell's. Also will mention Upslope since no one else has. They're smaller, not sure of their distribution footprint outside of CO, but they make very good beers.
Also making great beers, but not bottled (many breweries in CO fall into this category) is Mountain Sun. Two locations in Boulder and one in Denver (Vine Street Pub).
I love Yeti a ton, but beyond that, I'm not blown away by anything they do. I hate a few of them even. (DPA, Belgiqa, Raspberry wheat) But I do really enjoy them overall. I'm just saying I wouldn't consider them the best all around in CO.
You'll be happy to know Belgica and Raspberry Wheat were discontinued than.
Left Hand Brewering Company makes good beer. I highly suggest there Milk Stout!