Five Breweries to Try in the Denver Area

Five Breweries to Try in the Denver Area

Happy National Beer Day! Proximity to local breweries with worldwide acclaim is one of the best parts of living in Colorado. Life in the Reunion community means access to a variety of locations where you can kick back and enjoy a pint — or two, or three… Read on to discover a few of our favorites: 

Station 26 Brewing Co.

Located just on the other side of the wildlife refuge from Reunion, this Park Hill taproom offers plenty of patio room for spring sipping outside a repurposed fire station. Though they pour standard brews like lagers and IPAs, the menu also has more exotic options like the “Lemon Lavender Blonde” and “RE: Your Car’s Extended Warranty.” Enjoy a classic or experiment with new flavors!

Wynkoop Brewing Company

Based in the LoDo neighborhood just a short drive from Reunion, Wynkoop claims the title of “Colorado’s first brewpub.” Founded by our current senator (and previous governor and Denver’s mayor), John Hickenlooper, the Wynkoop offers an extensive list of beers — including a British Bitter with smoked chili peppers — as well as multiple food menus and inventive cocktails. We can’t imagine anything better than hanging out in one of  Denver’s coolest neighborhoods with a frosty local beverage and a plate of loaded nachos!

Over Yonder Brewing Company

Over Yonder is situated in the heart of Golden — Colorado’s charming former gold rush town in the foothills — and makes for a lovely stop to enjoy a brew with a view as you head back from the mountains. You won’t be short on choices at Over Yonder: Taste “Possum Likes Persimmons” for a crisp sour, or give “Mounds of Joy” a go for a hearty porter. Which fun name sounds the most intriguing to you?

Cerebral Brewing

Science lends a quirky vibe to this hip brewery just off Colfax in Denver’s Congress Park neighborhood. Indulge in the “Trivial Knowledge” pale ale or maybe their “Stratum Cake” imperial stout — both of which are served in on-theme chemistry beakers. If you want to experience some Denver culture after wetting your whistle, this brewery is located near the Denver Zoo and Museum of Nature and Science for more exploring.

Upslope Brewing

Planning a day trip up the Front Range? Upslope’s Boulder taproom features classic Colorado brews with iconic Flatiron views. With a wide range of seasonal series and experimental beers to try in addition to staples like their Citra Pale Ale, this brewery has something for everyone’s taste. For those who want something a bit lighter, choose one of their Snowmelt flavors of hard seltzer.

Whether you’re visiting friends or are looking to quench your thirst after checking out an art exhibit on the weekend, spending time at a Colorado brewery is one of the best ways to end your day. The Reunion community is just a short drive from hundreds of local brewpubs — which have you tried and loved?