Which Colorado Brewers Should Be on Your Personal Bucket List?
With America on Tap coming up this Saturday, we'll have plenty of great breweries for you to sample throughout the three hour event which runs from 2p - 5p at Washington Park in Fort Collins.
But did you know that a few of the breweries have been listed in The Culture Trip's list of Colorado craft breweries you must visit before you die? That's right. If you are creating your own personal bucket list and need to know where Google Maps needs to send you for your next craft brew trip, we have the list of America on Tap breweries that need to be on the itinerary!
According to the Culture Trip, growth has been key to this Boulder based brewery and with free tours available every day you'll have every chance to experience what Avery has to offer. When visiting their 96,000 square foot location, you'll be able to try 30 beers that Avery Brewing has on tap as well as try the delicious food that their restaurant has to offer. It's recommended to try the White Rascal Belgian-style wheat and the Maharaja Imperial IPA at Avery, which has been around since 1993.
Great Divide, which is based out of Denver, makes it The Culture Trip's list of craft breweries you need to visit and you'll see them at America on Tap this weekend. Since 1994, Great Divide has been offering 16 beers on tap and is award winning in the Colorado craft brew industry. The Yeti Imperial Stout is suggested, as it has a caramel and toffee flavor to it. They also have a free guided tour that happens daily.
Another brewery you'll see at America on Tap this Saturday is Elevation Beer Company, and they are another fan favorite that The Culture Trip says is one that you must visit before you die. Located in Poncha Springs, Colorado and established in 2012, their year round beers include the First Class IPA. You can also try the Apis IV, which is made with caramelized honey. Want a tour of the facility? You have to make sure you plan for this one as they offer tours by appointment or you can stop by 3p - 5p on Saturdays.
Horse & Dragon is a local Fort Collins favorite and while you'll see them at America on Tap this weekend, you also need to put visiting their brewery on your bucket list! The brewery is still very young, after opening just last year in 2014. The Sad Panda Coffee Stout is a favorite of many of their patrons, as it delivers a combination of vanilla, coffee, and dark chocolate flavors to your mouth. Tours of the facility are only available upon request so make sure you call ahead. You won't be disappointed!
Ska Brewing is the last America on Tap brewery to make the list, and they are located in Durango. The great thing about Ska Brewing is that they completely rely on wind power to keep their operations running. Combine that with great brews and an awesome atmosphere, you have a must visit brewery in the western part of the state. Looking for a dessert beer? The Culture Trip recommends Ska Brewing's Estival Cream Stout, which has hints of chocolate and coffee. Check them out if you are in Durango for a bite to eat, a unique brew, and a tour of their facility!
That's not too bad when there are five America on Tap brewers who make The Culture trip's list of the craft breweries in Colorado you must put on your bucket list! You can catch these five brewers, along with more than 45 others, this Saturday from 2p - 5p at Washington Park in Fort Collins!