Mead St. Station (credit: meadststation.com)
With a wealth of locally crafted brews and ales, the Mile High City has no shortage of tasty beer to enjoy. In addition to the staples always served in Denver’s bars, pubs and tap houses, there is always fresh seasonal offerings to sample across the city from established and innovative new breweries. The bars listed below offer a rotating beer menu year round, allowing you to not only try new bold flavors seasonally but also delight your taste buds with their ever-changing variety. For more suggestions than listed below, check out this article highlighting The Top Brew Pubs Serving Seasonal Beer by clicking here.
Ale House At Amato’s
2501 16th St.
Denver, CO 80211
Some of Colorado’s best craft beer is offered at Ale House At Amato’s. As a member of the Breckenridge Brewery family, this locally owned neighborhood pub has more than 42 beers on tap, 12 of which are Breckenridge Brewery originals. Situated in the Highlands area, this spot entices diners and drinkers with 25 varieties of beer from selections of favorite Colorado brews and promises that the beer lineup will change on a daily basis. Combine that with hand-crafted, “upscale casual” food and you’ve got one of Denver’s favorite ale houses.
Hops And Pie
3920 Tennyson St.
Denver, CO 80212
Hops And Pie is a simple recipe of perfection created by owners Leah and Drew. They branded the idea by combining innovative artisan pizza that paired well with craft beer. It initially started with the discovery that a good IPA is a match made in heaven when consumed with classic pepperoni pizza. That inspiration lead to a whole menu full of original pizza crafted around beer pairings. Hops And Pie hosts a happy hour special Tuesday through Friday featuring a $2 craft drafts which change daily. And with 32 Bombers and Big Boys, as well as a decent stock of bottled and canned beer, you’re bound to find something to sip on. In addition, Hops And Pie supports its beer-loving regulars by providing a unique, one-of-a-kind Beer Club with a membership fee of only $60 annually which includes discounted specials on both beer and pizza weekly.
Mead St. Station
3625 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
Mead St. Station has been serving the Highlands neighborhood for almost 20 years. With two beer options constantly on rotation, it offers patrons an additional 10 beers on draft and an assortment of over 30 bottles to choose from. Catering to the refined and discerning palate of the Highlands patrons, Mead St. always keeps a pale ale, IPA and Imperial IPA in stock. Additionally, its knowledgeable staff is able to suggest perfect pairings with the menu items. This spot also considers the preference and feedback of its guests regularly when ordering from the beer selection. Whether you’re a connoisseur of beer or new to the craft beer world and would like some suggestions, you are in good hands when you visit Mead St. Station.
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Falling Rock Tap House
1919 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202
Falling Rock Tap House has been dubbed “the unofficial headquarters of the Great American Beer Festival” because it serves up such an impressive selection of both beer on tap as well as bottled varieties. With more than 80 beers on tap and at least 130 bottled brews, including a gluten-free collection, even the most selective of beer consumers will find something new to try. And if that wasn’t more than enough to choose from, Falling Rock has regular tapping events scheduled to keep the menu fresh. Paired with a robust lunch, dinner or late night menu, your options are nearly limitless.
1530 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202
With 24 craft beers on tap and a considerable cast of bottled and canned beer, Freshcraft in downtown Denver has a healthy beer menu for the connoisseur. In addition, it suggests pairings with its made-from-scratch-daily, upscale comfort food menu. The tap beer rotates regularly and the daily happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m. gives no reason for why you can’t stop in often to find out what is new. Priding itself on providing a casual atmosphere and serving a full menu for lunch, dinner and late night, Freshcraft has your cravings covered around the clock.
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