Published April 30, 2011 by admin
Colorado breweries have been around since the 1800′s. In fact, Colorado is one of the top beer-brewing states in the country. The Great American Beer Festival is held in Denver, and is the biggest beer festival of it’s kind in the United States. Micro-brewery tours are a great way to spend your day, and there are plenty to choose from.
Bristol Brewing, in Colorado Springs, has been around since 1994. One of it’s most popular beers is Laughing Lab, a deep red Scottish Ale that has won gold, silver, and bronze medals for best in its category. They are open till 9:00 Monday through Friday, and until 6:00 on Sunday.
Wynkoop Brewing Company is Colorado’s oldest brewpub, having opened in 1988. Housed in an 1888 building and known for it’s pool hall, Wynkoop Brewery hosts the fanciest banquets, meetings, and festivals. Some of Wynkoop’s famous ales are Rail Yard Ale, a thick malt that is slightly fruity. This ale is now available at all Denver Broncos home games. Tut’s Royal Gold, a King Tut inspired beer, has finally been tapped. This Egyptian Ale is infused with honey, wheat, rose petals, tamarind, and many more exotic flavors. Open till 11:00, midnight on weekends.
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