43 and Counting

So far in my short existance of being legally allowed to drink beer I have visited 43 Colorado breweries. Currently, Colorado has 139 operating breweries with 75 in planning. That will increase our brewery count by more than 50%. Personally, I don’t think multiple locations of CB & Potts, Rock Bottom, BJ’s and other chain brewpubs should be counted as multiple breweries, especially as many do not brew beer on site. However, each location is individually counted in the final number of Colorado breweries.

Below is a list of all the breweries I have been too, many only once, some several times. The Beer Drinkers Guide to Colorado is an excellent reference of all the breweries in the state. I used their map to plan our road trip back in February and then again to compile this list. What are your favorites that I haven’t been to yet?

1. Avery Brewing Co.

2. Big Beaver Brewing Co.

3. BJ’s Brewery and Restaurant- Boulder

4. Black Fox Brewing

5. Bonfire Brewing

6. Breckenridge Ballpark Pub

7. Bristol Brewing Co.

8. CB & Potts- Westminster

9. CB & Potts- Fort Collins

10. Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery

11. Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewing

12. Crabtree Brewing Co.

13. Crooked Stave

14. Denver Beer Co.

15. Dillon Dam Brewery

16. Echo Brewing Co.

17. Equinox Brewing

18. Estes Park Brewery

19. Fort Collins Brewery

20. Funkwerks

21. Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

22. Gunnison Brewery

23. Horsefly Brewing Co.

24. Kannah Creek Brewing

25. Left Hand Brewing Co.

26. New Belgium Brewing Co.

27. Odell Brewing Co.

28. Oskar Blues Brewery

29. Ouray Brewery

30. Ourayle House

31. Palisade Brewing Co.

32. Pateros Creek Brewing Co.

33. Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.

34. Renegade Brewing Co.

35. River North Brewery

36. Rock Bottom- Westminster

37. Royal Gorge Brewing Co.

38. Shamrock Brewing Co.

39. Smugglers Brewpub & Grille

40. Strange Brewing Co.

41. Telluride Brewing Co.

42. Tommyknocker Brewery and Pub

43. Wynkoop Brewing Co.



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4 responses to “43 and Counting

  1. Aaron

    I’m at 84 if you count all the multiple RBs and CBPs. You definitely need to visit Mountain Sun either at one of their Boulder locations or their Vine Street location in Denver. Trinity is also a must-visit and probably in my top three favorite breweries to visit in Colorado.

  2. karin

    I agree with the Mountain Sun/Southern Sun recommendation – I think their Illusion Dweller is the best IPA in Colorado. Also, if you are passing through Glenwood Spgs., try their honey wheat.

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