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    Colorado Beer

    Headed to Colorado in the next couple weeks, anything I need to try other than the obvious (New Belgium, O'Dell, Breckinridge)?



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    Quote Originally Posted by GoCubsGo View Post
    Headed to Colorado in the next couple weeks, anything I need to try other than the obvious (New Belgium, O'Dell, Breckinridge)?
    Don't buy beer in a supermarket; it's 3.2% garbage.

    From my understanding, just about every town has at least one brewery; stop in and you'll probably be able to get a sampler. Great Divide in Denver is the only one I've ever been to, and while I thought it was amazing, I suggest taking the recommendations of those who have lived in CO over mine.



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    Re: Colorado Beer

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Don't buy beer in a supermarket; it's 3.2% garbage.

    From my understanding, just about every town has at least one brewery; stop in and you'll probably be able to get a sampler. Great Divide in Denver is the only one I've ever been to, and while I thought it was amazing, I suggest taking the recommendations of those who have lived in CO over mine.
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    Re: Colorado Beer

    Back in the 70's Coors was a regional beer. Anyone heading to Colo. would get money thrown at them to bring cases back to Ames.

    Went with 2 dorm buds in 75 to the migration game at Boulder. Lost 28-27. Just enough room in the Delta 88 for us with all the beer we were hauling.



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    Re: Colorado Beer

    if you're in/near boulder make sure you visit the Avery Tap Room -

    they're becoming more well known as some brews have made the trip across the country in specialty stores but their beers are unreal... all brewed on location they're to die for

    Our Brews - Avery Brewing Company




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    Re: Colorado Beer

    Again if in Boulder I would check out Upslope Brewery as well. Thought it was pretty good when we were out there a couple years ago for the last game against CU. What a joke of a game...



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    ^^^ was going to mention upslope too.

    Was at a family member's graduation from CU Law school and they served cans of upslope at the reception... great stuff




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    Re: Colorado Beer

    I was in Colorado a month ago and will also recommend Avery and Great Divide.


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    Re: Colorado Beer

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Don't buy beer in a supermarket; it's 3.2% garbage.
    I've always wondered why the grandparents always made 2 stops every Thanksgiving, one at the grocery store and one at the liquor store the size of wal-mart. Just assumed it was the prices, now I know it's a much more important reason, thanks!


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    Re: Colorado Beer

    If you want something other than beer I'd recommend these guys : https://www.breckenridgedistillery.com

    Possibly the smoothest Bourbon and best vodka I've ever had.



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    Re: Colorado Beer

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    Re: Colorado Beer

    Dale's Pale Ale. Had it while in Estes Park last year and it was very good.

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    Re: Colorado Beer

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCubsGo View Post
    Headed to Colorado in the next couple weeks, anything I need to try other than the obvious (New Belgium, O'Dell, Breckinridge)?
    How about whiskey? If you are a fan and are in Denver, check into Stranahans.

    As for beer, I believe the "Dry Dock Brewery" is run by some Iowa State Alums.



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    Re: Colorado Beer

    The tour at New Belgium in Ft. Collins is the best brewery tour I've ever been on. Highly recommended.

    Also: Oskar Blues, Odell, Left Hand...

    Check this out: Colorado Brewers Guild - The State of Craft Beer


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    Re: Colorado Beer

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCubsGo View Post
    Headed to Colorado in the next couple weeks, anything I need to try other than the obvious (New Belgium, O'Dell, Breckinridge)?
    My two favorite breweries are Grimm Brothers in Loveland and Equinox in Fort Collins.

    Both of them are smaller but the quality of the beer is fantastic. You can always get an Odells or New Belgium but I think the local beer is more unique.

    Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

    Equinox Brewing



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