Spotlight on Colorado's Most Popular Craft Breweries
The rise in popularity of craft beer is one of the biggest things to happen to the industry in recent memory. Superior taste, bold flavor, better ingredients, and wider variety are just a few of the reasons why craft beer has become so popular in the U.S. Fortunately for Coloradoans who love their brew, the state has more than its fair share of excellent craft breweries.
New Belgium Brewing
This craft brewery is headquartered in Fort Collins, CO. It’s known for a wide assortment of seasonal selections you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. This company got its start (and its name) from a bike ride through Belgium in 1988. The young couple who took that bike ride decided to bring the delightful flavors of Belgian beer styles back to Colorado with them. Since that time, New Belgium Brewing has won awards for brews like Abbey Ale and Fat Tire.
Odell Brewing Company
This fan favorite was founded in 1989 and originally housed inside a grain elevator built in 1915. Their first craft brew to be released commercially was Odell’s Golden Ale, followed by top-selling flagship beer, 90 Shilling. Visiting the Odell Brewing Company is an experience in itself. The brewery, located in Fort Collins, added an expansive outdoor patio with a fire pit for the enjoyment of guests. Free daily tours are available, but register in advance.
Jessup Farm Barrel House
A visit to the Jessup Farm Barrel House is a must for every craft beer enthusiast. It’s located inside a century-old barn. Known for creativity and unique flavor blends, this craft brewery offers a vibrant tap list that includes Feel the Peel (brewed with lemon peel and ginger juice), Weisse with Spice (brewed with local Colorado lavender), and their award-winning Fancy Pants V9—a dry-hopped IPA.
You’ll find a wide selection of brews available from B & K Distributing Inc. Their family-owned business has been serving businesses in Steamboat Springs, CO and beyond for over four decades. You can call their office at (970) 879-1906.